The examining board may issue a license and certificate of registration to a person who is licensed in good standing to practice optometry in another state that has substantially similar requirements if all of the following conditions are satisfied:

Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 449.055

  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Following: when used by way of reference to any statute section, means the section next following that in which the reference is made. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
  • State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
   (1)   The person has passed an examination in pathology and practical optometry.
   (2)   The person passes an examination that tests knowledge of state and federal laws and administrative rules and regulations regarding the practice of optometry.
   (3)   The person pays the fee specified in s. 440.05 (1).
   (4)   The person submits satisfactory evidence that the person has actually practiced in the other state for 5 years.
   (5)   The person satisfies the requirements under s. 449.04 (1) (a) and (b).
   (6)   The person has completed the study specified in ss. 449.17 (1m) (b) and 449.18 (2) (a) 2. and passes the examinations specified in ss. 449.17 (1m) (c) and 449.18 (2) (a) 3.