Wyoming Board of Examiners in Optometry

Continuing Education

April 7, 2020

The Wyoming Board of Examiners in Optometry (Board) met on Monday, April 6, 2020. At this meeting, the Board decided not to make changes to the continuing education requirements at this time. The Board will continue to monitor upcoming events and will revisit this decision should additional closures and cancellations occur.

The Board wishes to remind licensees that the rules currently allow licensees to complete ten (10) hours of continuing education online. Additionally, licensees can earn one (1) hour per biennium by completing the jurisprudence examination.


The Wyoming Board of Examiners in Optometry (Board) will accept online CE as a "live" course if designated as "live" by COPE, and only COPE.

COVID-19 Practice Closures

March 20, 2020

In light of recent events, several licensees have asked the Board to advise them how best to continue their practice and have specifically asked for the Board’s guidance on potential office closures.

The Board of Examiners in Optometry cannot close your office due to COVID-19. If there would be any mandatory closures, it would not come from our office. We also cannot advise you on the correct course of action. The following links may help you make an informed decision regarding your business.

Wyoming COVID-19 Information

Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Licensees are still required to adhere to the Board’s Rules, Practice Act, and professional standards related to their professions.