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ARBO Welcome

Welcome to the website of the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO). ARBO's web site is designed to provide resources to regulatory boards of optometry throughout the world.

State/Provincial/Territorial Boards of Optometry serve as the licensing and regulatory arm of the optometric profession by formulating rules and regulations that govern and enforce the laws that grant the privilege to practice optometry, which are enacted by state legislatures.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry is to represent and assist member licensing agencies in regulating the practice of optometry for the public welfare.


Optometrists can review their continuing education (CE) attendance data anytime from anywhere. They can view their course history and print a transcript or paper certificates.


The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE), a nationally recognized accreditation program for optometric continuing education (CE) courses, was developed to assist ARBO's member boards in the accreditation of optometric CE necessary for license renewal.