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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 14TEXAS OPTOMETRY BOARD
CHAPTER 273GENERAL RULES
RULE §273.4Fees (Not Refundable)

(a) Examination Application Fee $150.00.

(b) License Without Examination Application Fee $300.00.

(c) Therapeutic Certification Application Fee $80.00.

(d) Optometric Glaucoma Specialist License Application Fee $50.00.

(e) Initial Therapeutic License Fee: $50.00 plus $5.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $55.00. Beginning January 1, 2021, a fee of $260.36 plus $6.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee for biennial renewal: $266.36

(f) License Renewal.

  (1) Fee for licenses renewed on or before the January 1 expiration date:

    (A) Optometrist, Therapeutic Optometrist and inactive Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $210.36 plus $1.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $211.36.

    (B) Active Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $220.00 plus $1.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $221.00.

    (C) Beginning January 1, 2021, the renewal fee for biennial renewal is:

      (i) Optometrist, Therapeutic Optometrist and inactive Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $420.72 plus $2.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $422.72.

      (ii) Active Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $440.00 plus $2.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $442.00.

      (iii) Licenses renewed for the one year for 2021: the fee will be prorated for the one-year period.

  (2) License fee for late renewal, one to 90 days late.

    (A) Optometrist, Therapeutic Optometrist and inactive Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $315.54 plus $1.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total late license fee: $316.54.

    (B) Active Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $330.00 plus $1.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $331.00.

    (C) Beginning January 1, 2021, the renewal fee for biennial renewal, one to 90 days late is:

      (i) Optometrist, Therapeutic Optometrist and inactive Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $631.08 plus $2.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $633.08.

      (ii) Active Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $660.00 plus $2.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $662.00.

      (iii) Licenses renewed for the one year for 2021: the one to 90 days late fee will be prorated for the one-year period.

  (3) License fee for late renewal, 91 days to one year late.

    (A) Optometrist, Therapeutic Optometrist and inactive Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $420.72 plus $1.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total late license fee: $421.72.

    (B) Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $440.00 plus $1.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $441.00.

    (C) Beginning January 1, 2021, the renewal fee for biennial renewal 91 days to one year late is:

      (i) Optometrist, Therapeutic Optometrist and inactive Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $841.44 plus $2.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $843.44.

      (ii) Active Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $880.00 plus $2.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $882.00.

      (iii) Licenses renewed for the one year for 2021: the 91 days to one-year late fee will be prorated for the one-year period.

  (4) Late fees (for all renewals with delayed continuing education) $420.72.

(g) Provisional License $75.00.

(h) Initial Limited Faculty License $50.00.

(i) Duplicate License, Renewal Certificate, Therapeutic Certificate or Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Certificate (lost, destroyed, or name change) $25.00.

(j) Retired License.

  (1) Optometrist and Therapeutic Optometrist: $210.36 plus $1.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $211.36.

  (2) Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $220.00 plus $1.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $221.00.

  (3) Beginning January 1, 2021, the renewal fee for biennial renewal is:

    (A) Optometrist, Therapeutic Optometrist and inactive Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $210.36 plus $2.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $212.36.

    (B) Active Optometric Glaucoma Specialist: $220.00 plus $2.00 fee required by House Bill 2985, 78th Legislature. Total fee: $222.00

(k) Retired License to Active License Application Fee. For individuals holding Retired License making application for active license. $25.00.

(l) Request for Criminal History Evaluation Letters $125.00.

(m) Fee for official license verification: $40.00.

(n) Fee for list of optometrists: $65.00.


Source Note: The provisions of this §273.4 adopted to be effective May 30, 1985, 10 TexReg 1582; amended to be effective November 3, 1987, 12 TexReg 3878; amended to be effective August 18, 1989, 14 TexReg 3808; amended to be effective January 1, 1992, 16 TexReg 7488; amended to be effective September 10, 1993, 18 TexReg 5745; amended to be effective February 15, 1996, 21 TexReg 877; amended to be effective August 2, 1998, 23 TexReg 7562; amended to be effective October 14, 1999, 24 TexReg 8748; amended to be effective August 3, 2000, 25 TexReg 7173; amended to be effective September 9, 2001, 26 TexReg 6678; amended to be effective December 28, 2003, 28 TexReg 11258; amended to be effective December 6, 2005,30 TexReg 8096; amended to be effective November 26, 2006, 31 TexReg 9455; amended to be effective December 4, 2007, 32 TexReg 8826; amended to be effective September 10, 2008, 33 TexReg 7516; amended to be effective December 24, 2009, 34 TexReg 9211; amended to be effective June 13, 2010, 35 TexReg 4717; amended to be effective November 28, 2010, 35 TexReg 10232; amended to be effective February 14, 2016, 41 TexReg 967; amended to be effective September 6, 2016, 41 TexReg 6695; amended to be effective December 6, 2017, 42 TexReg 6795; amended to be effective December 9, 2019, 44 TexReg 7540

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