Vol. 31 Iss. 26 - August 24, 2015

Chapter 20
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR'S NOTICE: The Board of Optometry is claiming an exemption from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 6 of the Code of Virginia, which excludes regulations of the regulatory boards served by the Department of Health Professions pursuant to Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia that are limited to reducing fees charged to regulants and applicants. The Board of Optometry will receive, consider, and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 18VAC105-20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Optometry (amending 18VAC105-20-20).

Statutory Authority: §§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3223 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: September 23, 2015.

Agency Contact: Leslie L. Knachel, Executive Director, Board of Optometry, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-4508, FAX (804) 527-4471, or email


The amendments reduce renewal fees for an optometrist with certification in therapeutic pharmaceutical agents (TPA), for an optometrist without certification in TPA, and for a professional designation for the renewal year of 2015.

18VAC105-20-20. Fees.

A. Required fees.

Initial application and licensure (including TPA certification)


Application for TPA certification


Annual licensure renewal without TPA certification


Annual licensure renewal with TPA certification


Late renewal without TPA certification


Late renewal with TPA certification


Returned check


Professional designation application


Annual professional designation renewal (per location)


Late renewal of professional designation


Reinstatement application fee (including renewal and late fees)


Reinstatement application after disciplinary action


Duplicate wall certificate


Duplicate license


Licensure verification


B. Unless otherwise specified, all fees are nonrefundable.

C. From October 31, 2015, to December 31, 2015, the following fees shall be in effect:

Annual licensure renewal without TPA certification


Annual licensure renewal with TPA certification


Annual professional designation renewal (per location)


VA.R. Doc. No. R15-4440; Filed August 3, 2015, 8:51 a.m.