Registered Dispensing Optician

The Optometry Board's Licensing Program protects the consumer through: the proper registration of Registered Dispensing Opticians (RDO). The RDO certificate authorizes the applicant, its agents and employees acting therefore to engage in the business defined in Section 2550 of the Business and Professions Code, provided that the fitting and adjusting of spectacle lenses is performed in compliance with Article 1.5 (commencing with Section 2559.1) and the fitting and adjusting of contact lenses is performed in compliance with Article 2 (commencing with Section 2560).

Prior to filling out the application, please review California Business & Professions Code sections 2550-2559 as they pertain to an RDO.

All initial and renewal registrations may be submitted online after registering with BreEZe.

Applications no longer require a notary or a photo. You may complete your online application without these items.

The following fees apply:

  • $150 application fee*
  • $200 registration fee*
  • $200 renewal fee
  • $50 delinquency fee

If you wish to pay your fee(s) with a check, please complete the online application and mail the Application Summary with the check(s) to:

California State Board of Optometry
2450 Del Paso Road, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95834

*The application and registration fees must be submitted on separate checks. Checks that combine the fees will be returned to you and delay processing.