ABO-NCLE offers two different Computer Simulated Skills and Knowledge
Examinations. The American Board of Opticianry Practical Exam (ABOP Exam) is
designed as a supplement for those Opticians who have successfully completed
the ABO-NCLE’s National Opticianry Certification Examination (NOCE). The
National Contact Lens Examiners Practical Examination (NCLEP Exam) is designed
as a supplement for those contact lens technicians who have demonstrated
competency by successfully completing the ABO-NCLE’s Contact Lens Registry
Examination (CLRE). Candidates for the ABOP Exam and NCLEP Exam must be
currently Certified by the ABO or NCLE, as applicable, in order to be eligible
to take the ABOP Exam and/or the NCLEP Exam. When registering for the ABOP Exam
and/or the NCLEP Exam, candidates must demonstrate that they have successfully
completed the NOCE or CLRE, as applicable, and candidates need to use care in
making sure that they register for the correct examination.
Exams are given in English, via computer; each exam has 30 questions, and you
are given 1 hour to complete the exam. Candidates must demonstrate successful
completion of the ABO-NCLE’s NOCE and/or CLRE, be currently Certified by
ABO-NCLE in the field of practice, as applicable. ABO-NCLE reserves the right
to require that you produce proof of eligibility at any time.
**If you are applying for an ABO and/or NCLE Examination as part of a Licensing State requirement,
please verify the appropriate steps with your state licensing board before
registering for any specific examination. Each state has its own specific requirements,
and failure to abide by those requirements may result in denial of credit for
the examination, or other consequences, depending upon any licensing state’s
regulations and requirements.
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. ***