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
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 have a high school graduate or
have earned a GED or the equivalent in order to take the exams.
information to note before registering for the exam to be taken at OptiCon West
exams will be taken in Las Vegas, NV. Further
details to come for the exact testing location.
can only be taken on Saturday, September 21st.
be advised that only one exam can be taken on that day.
you submit the exam registration fee, please disregard the instructions on the
order confirmation email as to scheduling the exam. We will take care
scheduling your exam manually through Prometric. You will receive another email, closer to the
testing day, with more information on the exact location, time, and other
important information to know prior to the exam day.
***Please be aware that registration ends
on 09/13/2019 11:59PM (EST). ***