Future Exam Administration Dates

The ABO and the NCLE Basic, Practical, and Advanced Certification Exams will be offered during the same administration periods, on the following schedule, as well as at OptiCon @ Vision Expo East and OptiCon @ Vision Expo West:


2021 Testing Dates/Registration Deadlines


October 1- December 22, 2021 Testing Window:  
Registration opens September 1 and closes on November 15
There are no late registrations

2022 Testing Dates/Registration Deadlines


January 3-March 31, 2022 Testing Window:
Registration opens on December 1 and closes on March 15
There are no late registrations

OptiCon @ Vision Expo East:
Contact ABO & NCLE at [email protected] for more information.

April 1-June 30, 2022 Testing Window:
Registration opens on March 16 and closes on June 15
There are no late registrations

July 1-September 30, 2022 Testing Window:
Registration opens on June 16 and closes on September 15
There are no late registrations

OptiCon @ Vision Expo West:
Contact ABO & NCLE at [email protected] for more information.

October 1- December 21, 2022 Testing Window:  
Registration opens September 16 and closes on November 15
There are no late registrations