|Board Phone:||(803) 896-4679|
|Board Staff:||Missy Jones|
|Advice Counsel:  ||Donnell Jennings   **|
|Directions:||110 Centerview Dr, Columbia SC|
**The Office of Advice Counsel is responsible for
providing legal advice to all Boards, Commissions
and Panels. These attorneys do not provide legal
advice to parties outside LLR.
A license to practice optometry can be obtained by completing Licensure by Credentials or Licensure by Endorsement requirements. If you have not passed the National Board of Examiners in Optometry’s Parts I, II, III, and the TMOD you will need to apply for Licensure by Endorsement. South Carolina does not have reciprocity with any state or issue temporary permits to practice optometry. Applicants are evaluated individually to determine eligibility and if circumstances warrant, passage of an additional examination may be required.
Requirements for all Applicants
Licensure by Endorsement Additional Requirements – S.C. Optometry Law Section 40-37- 245 and Regulation 95-5 address endorsement requirements.