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License Renewal Fees:
Renewal fees have increased since the last Optometrist renewal due to fees incurred by the program. As you may know, the renewal fee is evaluated each year and set to meet the budgetary needs of the program; however, it is difficult to predict if costs of regulation will decrease or increase in the future. Renewal fees help offset the operational expenses of the program and are an integral part of our commitment to work diligently to provide consumer protection.
If renewed on or before March 31, 2013:
The Active Optometrist renewal fee is: $275
The Inactive Optometrist renewal fee is: $257
If renewed on or after April 1, 2013, a $15 delinquency charge is applied and the totals are:
The Active Optometrist renewal fee is: $290
The Inactive Optometrist renewal fee is: $272
After May 31, 2013, your license will be expired and you must reinstate.
All fees are Non-Refundable. The Division of Professions and Occupations cannot and will not take payment information over the phone. We will not request credit card numbers or checking account numbers via telephone. You will only be able to pay for your renewal online, in person at our office or by mail with the necessary renewal packet. To protect your information DO NOT provide any credit card or checking account numbers over the phone to an unknown source.
IMPORTANT: You must confirm that payment was received for your renewal to be complete. You will receive a confirmation email from the payment system or check your account for a new expiration date in the "Current Information" tab. If your dates did not update, return to the "cart" in the upper right hand corner of your account to complete payment. Your license is not renewed until payment is complete. You must reinstate if you exceed the 60 day grace period.
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Colorado Optometrist licenses expire on March 31, 2013 and it is now time to renew your license to keep it in a current status until March 31, 2015. To renew your license, please follow the step-by-step instructions:
Healthcare Professions Profile—This requirement is new to the Optometrist renewal for 2013. All Optometrist licenses in Active status are required to submit and keep a Healthcare Professions Profile updated ("Healthcare Profile").
3. Online Services—Our new Online Services system was implemented July 1, 2012 and all users must register a new account. From this account, you can update your contact information, obtain information about your license and finish the renewal of your license.
• Click “Next” to register as an INDIVIDUAL. You will then be asked to enter your social security number and last name. Then click “Finish.”
•The User ID field will be populated with the User ID that is assigned to you. Please write down this User ID for use in the future. You can change this User ID at this time if you wish. To do so, delete the existing User ID that the system created and enter the User ID you would like and write it down for future use.
6. Renew Your License—When you have finished all of the steps above, you will then click the link on the left side titled "Complete License Renewal."
• On the left side, click on "Complete License Renewal." (If you have not completed all of the steps above, you will receive an error message. If you receive an error message, please follow the prompts to complete any outstanding steps and then return to "Complete License Renewal.")
• Click on "Start" or "Continue" by the appropriate license type.
7. The Mandatory Renewal Questionnaire— Answer ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to questions 1-5.
• If you answer YES to any of these questions, follow the instructions regarding contacting the Board with a detailed explanation and a copy of this questionnaire.
• Select option A or B for the ATTESTATION in number 6. Click “Next.”
• Review your answers, if you need to change any click on “Previous.”
• When you have completed all renewal steps, click on "Add to Invoice" at the bottom of the screen.
•While the payment is being processed, you will see a blue progress bar. Please do not click on anything until this screen closes automatically.
• You can confirm that your renewal was processed and payment was received by looking up your license on the “My User Information” tab in your account. Here, you can see that your license expiration date has been updated. If your license still has an expiration date of this year, your renewal is not complete.
•IMPORTANT: You must confirm that payment was received for your renewal to be complete. You will need to check your account for a new expiration date in the "Current Information" tab. If your dates did not update, return to the "cart" in the upper right hand corner of your account to complete payment. Your license is not renewed until payment is complete. You must reinstate if you exceed the 60 day grace period.
If you have any questions about renewals, including renewal requirements, expiration date questions, status change requests, etc., please email the Office of Support Services at the following address: email@example.com or call 303-894-2984.
If you experience technical issues when renewing online, including computer troubleshooting, system access, etc., please email the System Support Unit at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-894-2421.
All future renewal reminders will be sent to the email address you have listed in your Online Services account. You are responsible for maintaining current contact information including the mailing and email addresses associated with your account. You can update this information once logged in. Mailing addresses can be modified under Update Your Contact Information and email addresses can be updated by selecting My Account under your name at the top of the screen.
During the licensing process, the Division asked whether you have ever been disciplined in any state, arrested, charged, convicted or pled guilty to a crime. After initial licensure, all licensees have a duty to report subsequent felony convictions and disciplinary actions. Some must also report misdemeanors related to the specific practice. Failure to disclose could constitute grounds alone for revocation of your license.
Licensure is a privilege, not a right. In order to obtain and retain the privilege, you must be completely honest. The Division conducts audits of its licensing database against several criminal and national disciplinary databases, which allows the Division to track subsequent criminal conduct and disciplinary actions after initial licensure.
An arrest, disciplinary action or subsequent criminal conviction does not mean an automatic revocation of your license. The board or program will look at the facts surrounding the criminal conduct and disciplinary action to determine whether you are still fit for licensure. Your license will not necessarily be revoked if you have been disciplined, arrested, charged or convicted, but your license will most likely be revoked if you fail to disclose it.
The Division of Professions and Occupations provides wall certificates for most license types in the Division. To place an online order click here.
To read the current issue of the 2013 Board of Optometry newsletter that includes detailed information about the program and more.........click here.
If you are finished reading the above instructions you may want to print this page before you begin the online renewal process. Now click here to go directly to online renewal.