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List of our fees effective from 1 April 2021

Under section 130 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCA Act), the Board may prescribe fees payable in respect of the functions it carries out. The Board is committed to operating in a cost-effective manner. All fees and disciplinary levies are calculated on a full cost recovery basis. The Board receives no government funding.

All fees are expressed in $NZ and include GST of 15%.

Annual or interim practising certificate, including Disciplinary Levy 

Practising certificates for optometrists registered in all Optometrist scopesFeeRelevant Form
Application for an annual or interim practising certificate, including a disciplinary levy of $37.00
 
If a practitioner applies for an annual practising certificate (APC) between 1 April and 30 September, the full APC fee is due
$747.00 APC1 for all practitioners except new NZ or Australian graduates) 
 
OR 
 
APC 2 for new NZ or Australian graduates) 
 
APC forms 
Application for an annual or interim practising certificate, where the application is received by the Board after 30 September in the annual practising certificate (APC) year to which the application relates, including a disciplinary levy of $25.00 (includes new graduates)
 
If a practitioner applies for an annual practising certificate (APC) between 1 October and 31 March the following year, the discounted fee is due
$513.00 APC1 for all practitioners except new NZ or Australian graduates) 
 
OR 
 
APC 2 for new NZ or Australian graduates) 
 
APC forms 
Practising certificates for Dispensing OpticiansFeeRelevant Form
Application for an annual or interim practising certificate, including a disciplinary levy of $37.00
 
If a practitioner applies for an annual practising certificate (APC) between 1 April and 30 September, the full APC fee is due
$747.00APC1 for all practitioners except new NZ or Australian graduates) 
 
OR 
 
APC 2 for new NZ or Australian graduates) 
 
APC forms 
Application for an annual or interim practising certificate, where the application is received by the Board after 30 September in the annual practising certificate (APC) year to which the application relates, including a disciplinary levy of $25.00 (includes new graduates) 
 
If a practitioner applies for an annual practising certificate (APC) between 1 October and 31 March the following year, the discounted fee is due
$499.00APC1 for all practitioners except new NZ or Australian graduates) 
 
OR 
 
APC 2 for new NZ or Australian graduates) 
 
APC forms 
Optometrists and Dispensing OpticiansFeeRelevant Form
Application for an annual or interim practising certificate – for practitioners on the Registers of Optometrists or Dispensing Opticians holding a practising certificate in the year 1 April to 31 March who apply for a certificate for the following year after the expiration of their current practising certificate (after 31 March) and who are still practising after 31 March (in addition to APC fee)$240.00APC1 for all practitioners except new NZ or Australian graduates)
 
APC forms 

Maintaining registration for non-practising practitioners 

Maintaining registration for non-practising practitionersFeeRelevant Form
Application for maintaining registration, and receiving communication from the Board$100.00 Registration Status Form 
 
OR 
 
Online application for the renewal of APC (February and 31 March) in MyODOB 
Application for maintaining registration, receiving communication from the Board, and maintaining recertification requirements
 
For non-practicing practitioners who wish to continue to meet the Board’s recertification requirements. This will include the record continuing professional development (CPD) credits, and may be selected for a random self-audit
$306.00 Registration Status Form 
 
OR 
 
Online application for the renewal of APC (February and 31 March) in MyODOB

Registration

Optometrists or Dispensing opticians’ graduates registering with the Board for the first timeFeeRelevant Form
Applications for New Zealand or Australian trained graduates, registering for the first time within 12 months after graduating $265.00 REG 1 for New Zealand graduates 
 
Registration forms 
Applications for New Zealand or Australian trained graduates registering for the first time, more than 12 months after graduating $379.00REG 1 for New Zealand graduates 
 
Registration forms 
Applicants registering for the Provisional optometrist scope of practiceFeeRelevant Form
Applications for the registration for the Provisional optometrist scope of practice
 
For new graduates from a New Zealand or Australian training institution, and who have never registered, within 12 months after graduating  
$265.00 REG 1 for New Zealand graduates 
 
Registration forms 
Applications for the registration for the Provisional optometrist scope of practice
 
For graduates from a New Zealand or Australian training institution, and who will register for the first time, within 12 months after graduating. These graduates passed the Competency in Optometry Examination by OCANZ 
$379.00 REG 1 for New Zealand graduates 
 
Registration forms 
Australian registered practitioners, applying to register with BoardFeeRelevant Form
Application for registration from practitioners who are currently registered in Australia and wish to register under the Trans rans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (TTMRA)$379.00REG4
 
Registration forms 
The assessment of qualifications for equivalence to the prescribed qualifications for Dispensing opticiansFeeRelevant Form
Application for the assessment of Dispensing Opticians’ qualifications under section 15(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003$960.00 Application for assessment of exam eligibility, for 
Dispensing opticians 

Other registration related fees

Other registration related feesFeeRelevant Form
Certificate of Registration$30.00Misc1
Letter confirming authority to practise$30.00Misc1
Restoration of name to Register$100.00REG 3
Certificate of Good Standing$30.00Misc1
Copy of Register$30.00Misc1

Change in scope of practice

Change in scope of practiceFeeRelevant Form
Application for change in scope of practice/ additional scope of practice, where the application is received by the Board within one year of the date the relevant qualification was conferred
 
For practitioners applying for Prescribing rights within a year after graduating – Complete REG2
 
For practitioners applying for the Independent Glaucoma Prescribing within a year after obtaining approval from the Board, complete MISC 2
$153.00 REG 2  
 
Under “Ocular therapeutics training” for prescribing rights.  
 
Therapeutic prescribing 
 
MISC2 
 
Glaucoma prescribing 
Application for change in scope of practice, where the application is received by the Board more than one year after the date the relevant qualification was conferred
 
For practitioners applying for Prescribing rights more than a year after graduating – Complete REG2
 
For practitioners applying for the Independent Glaucoma Prescribing more than a year after obtaining approval from the Board, complete MISC 2
$368.00 REG 2  
 
Under “Ocular therapeutics training” for prescribing rights.  
 
Therapeutic prescribing 
 
MISC2 
 
Glaucoma prescribing 

Additional scope of practice

Additional scope of practiceFeeRelevant Form
Application for an additional scope of practice, where the application is received by the Board within one year of the date the relevant qualification was conferred.
 
For practitioners applying for a change in scope to include the Specialist Optometrist scope of practice – Ophthalmic laser surgeries. The application was received within a year after completing the required training programme.
$153.00 REG 5  
(See Appendix 8)
Application for an additional scope of practice, where the application is received by the Board more than one year after the date the relevant qualification was conferred.
 
For practitioners applying for a change in scope to include the Specialist Optometrist scope of practice – Ophthalmic laser surgeries. The application was received more than a year after completing the required training programme.
$368.00 REG 5  
(See Appendix 8)

Supervision required for registration or competence related matters

Supervision required for registration or competence related mattersFeeRelevant Form
Supervision session required by the Board$115.00 REG1 (Provisional optometrist scope of practice) 
 
OR 
 
As directed by the Board

Register

RegisterFeeRelevant Form
Copy of Register$30.00Misc1

Recertification

RecertificationFeeRelevant Form
Application for assessment of an individual CPD dossier by the CPD accreditation committee$204.00 Please contract the Recertification Officer at cpd@odob.health.nz
Hourly fee for application for assessment of accreditation of online CPD activity$75.00 Misc1 
 
OR 
 
Please contract the Recertification Officer at cpd@odob.health.nz
Hourly fee for application for assessment of accreditation of CPD where the activity is not open to all registrants$75.00Misc1 
 
OR 
 
Please contact the Recertification Officer at cpd@odob.health.nz

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