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The detailed requirements for the State Board you requested are listed below:
North Carolina
Part I
Part II
Part III
TMOD®
ISE
Additional Requirements
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Oral Practical

(a) Each applicant must submit evidence of having reached the recommended levels of acceptable performance on the National Board examinations given by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry® on or after the April, 1978 administration in one of the following formats and under the following conditions prior to Board approval of his application to take the clinical practicum examination administered by the Board and shall authorize the release of his official score report by the National Board to the Board prior to the approval by the Board of his application to take the clinical practicum examination. April, 1978 through August, 1986 administrations: passing scores on Parts I, IIA, and IIB, with scores of not less than 75 in Section 7 (Pathology) and Section 9 (Pharmacology) on the Part IIB examination, and a score of not less than 75 on the National Board's Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease ("TMOD®") examination. April, 1987 through August, 1992 administrations: passing scores on the Basic Science examination and Clinical Science examination of the National Board, with scores of not less than 75 on the Ocular Disease/Trauma and Clinical Pharmacology sections of the Clinical Science examination, and a score of not less than 75 on the National Board's TMOD® examination. April, 1993 and thereafter: passing scores on Basic Science and Clinical Science Examinations of the National Board, with a score of not less than 75 on the Ocular Disease/Trauma component within the Clinical Science examination, and a score of not less than 75 on either the TMOD® component within the Clinical Science examination, or on the equivalent stand-alone TMOD® examination. (b) For candidates with passing scores on at least one National Board examination part under different formats and time periods described in (a)(1) and (a)(2) of this Rule, the following equivalences shall apply: Parts I and IIA are the equivalent of Basic Science. Part IIB is the equivalent of Clinical Science without the inclusion of TMOD®. Clinical Practicum Examinations (a) Each applicant, after paying the fee set in Subchapter 42J and having met the requirements of Rule .0107 of this Subchapter, will be given clinical practicum examinations which may be in oral, written, clinical and practical form, said examinations to cover those subjects essential to the practice of optometry as defined in G.S. 90-114. (b) To ensure proper examination of all applicants within a reasonable amount of time, the Board is authorized to employ clinical examiners, such clinical examiners to be licensed optometrists in the State of North Carolina who have been in practice no less that five years and who have demonstrated to their peers that they have superior clinical expertise. (c) It shall be the duty of the optometrists who are members of the Board to prepare or oversee the preparation of the clinical practicum examinations. Psychometric consultants, subject matter experts and clinicians who have served as either members of the Board or as clinical examiners for the Board may be engaged by the Board in the design, implementation and grading of the examinations. Passing Score An applicant must attain an average grade of 75 on the clinical practicum examinations to pass the examination and be issued a license. No applicant who has received a grade of less than 60 on any part of the clinical practicum examination shall be considered eligible for licensure even though his overall clinical practicum score may average 75. Each applicant will be notified by the Executive Director as to his success or failure after the results of the examination have been determined by the Board.

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