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Frequently Asked Questions

Virginia opticians are granted a license to practice opticianry in Virginia by the Board for Hearing Aid Specialists and Opticians.  The Board is part of the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations.

Can licensed opticians from other states use their license in Virginia?

No. Licenses will be issued to out-of-state opticians if they have met the conditions listed above and if they have passed an exam substantially equivalent to Virginia’s.  Only the Board can make the determination.  Contact them for more info and to get an application form.

Where can I find forms to apply for an opticians license in Virginia?

Click here.

What are the regulations governing opticians in Virginia?

The regulations governing opticians in Virginia are set by the Virginia Board for Opticians.  The regulations are here for your information. There are also several sections in the Virginia Code covering opticians that can be found here.

Board Administrator: (804) 367-8590
Licensing Section: (804) 367-8509
Website: http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/HAS-Opticians/

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 400
Richmond, Virginia 23233-1463

How do I become a licensed optician in Virginia?

Click here to go to our page about becoming a licensed Optician.