Renewals and Reinstatements
All ABO-NCLE certifications are valid for three (3) years. Continuing education credits (CECs) must be earned within the three year (3) certification period and may not be accumulated and carried over from one period to another. All CECs and renewal fees are due on or before your expiration date. There is no "grace period" or ability to renew subsequent to your expiration. After expiration, Certificants will have to comply with the Reinstatement Requirements.
Continuing Education Renewal Requirements
For those renewing their certification that expires in 2018 and beyond:
ABO Certified: Send in 12 ABO- and/or NCLE-approved CECs (of which at least 6 hours are ABO-approved Ophthalmic CECs; the remainder can be either ABO- and/or NCLE-approved Ophthalmic or Non-Ophthalmic) and the $125 fee.
NCLE Certified: Send in 18 NCLE- and/or ABO-approved CECs (of which at least 9 hours are NCLE-approved Ophthalmic CECs; the remainder can be either ABO- and/or NCLE-approved Ophthalmic or Non-Ophthalmic) and the $125 fee.
ABO and NCLE (Joint) Certified: If you are jointly Certified, for your ABO Renewal, you may send in 9 ABO-approved CECs (of which at least 5 hours are ABO-approved Ophthalmic CECs) plus the $125 fee for the ABO renewal portion; for your NCLE Renewal, you may send in 12 NCLE-approved CECs (of which at least 6 hours are NCLE-approved Ophthalmic CECs) plus the $125 fee for the NCLE renewal portion.
Please click here to learn more about your certification renewal.
If you fail to complete the certification renewal requirements by the end of your three year recertification period, you may still be able to reinstate your certification. Please click here for more information on how to reinstate your certification.
General Charge Form
Please click here to download the ABO & NCLE charge form.