Please be advised that extreme weather conditions are expected in the Triangle area Thursday, February 26, 2015, that will likely prevent staff from traveling to their work stations in Raleigh. Due to lingering effects of the winter storm, we expect to continue to be at reduced staffing levels on Friday, February 27 and until travel conditions improve in the metro-Triangle area. If you need to visit our offices for service, we strongly encourage you to call (919) 807-2225 before making the trip to ensure that we have staff on hand to meet your needs. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

North Carolina State Board of Examiners in Optometry


Janice Peterson or

Sara Roberts


Below is a summary of the procedures, laws and guidelines to obtain a professional corporation or professional limited liability company Certificate of Registration through the NC State Board of Examiners in Optometry.


Bookmark the link to the NC State Board of Examiners in Optometry for your future reference.

Procedure to Create a Professional Corporation or Professional

Limited Liability Company

  • Download and complete the appropriate document from the Forms link on the Secretary of State’s Corporations Division website.
  • Download and complete the appropriate application from the forms link on the NC State Board of Examiners in Optometry website. Note: Use the same form for both Professional Corporations and Professional Limited Liability Companies, you will need to change “Incorporators” to “Organizers” and “stockholders” to “members” for a PLLC application.
  • Submit to the State Board of Examiners in Optometry the required ocumentation and filing fee in the amount of $50 made payable to the NC State Board of Examiners in Optometry.
  • The Board will examine both documents and if sufficient, will provide a certification letter.
  • Submit the creation document along with the Board’s certification letter to the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State’s Office for filing with the required fee of $125
  • Return a filed copy of the Articles of Incorporation/Organization from the Secretary of State’s Office. The Board will then issue the Certificate of Registration.

North Carolina Statutes

Secretary of State


North Carolina Administrative Code

Secretary of State

  • 18 NCAC 04 .0318 - Authorization of Foreign Professional Corporations
  • 18 NCAC 04 .0502 - Words Prohibited in Addition to Statutory Prohibitions
  • 18 NCAC 04 .0503 - Deceptively Similar and Distinguishable Names
  • 18 NCAC 04 .0504 - Filing Fictitious or Assumed Name for Foreign Entity

NC State Board of Examiners in Optometry

  • 21 NCAC 42C .0102 - Application
  • 21 NCAC 42C .0103 - Fee
  • 21 NCAC 42C .0104 - Naming Corporation or Limited Liability Company
  • 21 NCAC 42C .0105 - Annual Renewal
  • 21 NCAC 42C .0106 - Compliance with law: Rules and Regulations

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