The Advanced Certification designations, ABOC-AC and NCLE-AC, are earned only after a practitioner has attained several years of experience, completes a prescribed curriculum of advanced education, and achieves a passing score on the rigorous examinations. Test specifications are posted on this site.
Having earned the basic ABO or NCLE certification, and completed one recertification period (3 years) you are eligible to take the Advanced exams.
ABO Master and CLSA Fellows who are not currently ABO or NCLE certified, may obtain Advanced Certification by re-taking and passing the entry level examinations (NOCE and CLRE). Having passed the NOCE and/or CLRE again, the Advanced Certification status may be requested and granted, without having to take the Advanced Examination(s). A certificate will be provided upon request at a nominal fee.
Important information to note before registering for the exam:
-To complete our Disability Accommodation Form, please click HERE to download our Accommodation Request information. Once you are ready to submit your form, please click HERE.
-Exam registration fee is $225, and are NON-REFUNDABLE once payment has been submitted.
-Please make sure you review the Advanced Examination Handbook for further exam policy information before registering for the exam. It may answer most of your questions about the exam.
-After you have submitted the registration fee, you will receive an email confirmation with your eligibility ID number and instructions on how to schedule your exam to pick your location, date, and time. (Make sure to check your junk/spam folder, as the email confirmation’s may go into those folders.)
***Please be aware that regular registration ends on 01/20/2020 11:59PM-EST. Late registration ends on 01/30/2020 11:59PM-EST; there will be an additional $75 fee with late registration.***