To earn your basic certification, you need to achieve a passing
score on an examination. Each exam consists of questions on the skills and
knowledge required for competency in ophthalmic dispensing. Both the NOCE and
the CLRE exams are psychometrically developed by impartial Subject Matter
Experts within the field of Opticianry and Contact Lens Fitting. After test
specifications are created (based on the Job Analysis), the exams are written
by groups of impartial Certified Opticians and Contact Lens Fitters. The
questions are then reviewed by the testing service specialists for proper
testing principles and rules of grammar and style. Questions are created to
test a candidate's ability to recall knowledge and to apply that knowledge to
specific dispensing functions.
Exams are given in English and Spanish, via computer and each exam is 2 hours
long. You must be at least 18 years old, and a high school graduate or have
earned a GED or the equivalent in order to take the exams.
Important information to note before registering for the exam to
be taken at OptiCon West 2018:
-The exam will be taken at the Sands Convention Center.
-After you submit the exam fee, please disregard the instructions on the order confirmation email as to scheduling the exam. The exams will not be taken at a Prometric testing site. You will recieve another email with more information on the room #, time, and other important information to know prior to the exam day.
-The exam can only be taken on Saturday, September 29th.
-Please be advised that only one exam can be taken on that day.