Continuing Education Requirements

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.

Click here for more information on renewing your basic certification.

Click here for more information on renewing your advanced certification.

There is a 90-day grace period from the date of your certification expiration where you can still renew by paying the renewal fee plus an additional $50 late fee in order to renew your certification.  After the 90 days, you are no longer eligible to renew and must reinstate by complying with the Reinstatement Requirements.


Educational Provider Information

To become a Speaker, complete the Speaker Approval Form

To submit a Course for ABO & NCLE approval, complete the Course Request Form

Schedule of Fees for Course Approvals
Ophthalmic (Technical) Courses: $150
Non-Ophthalmic (General Knowledge) Courses: $300
Courses Given via Live Zoom Webinars (Ophthalmic): $150
Courses Given via Live Zoom Webinars (Non-Ophthalmic): $300
Recorded Webinars: $750
Online Courses: $750
Magazine Articles: $1,500

For Sponsors requiring CECs, complete the CEC Approval Form 

For more information, please visit the ABO & NCLE Criteria for Continuing Education Handbook