NCLE Examination February 2020

To earn 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 functions.

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.

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 Basic 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 01/15/2020 11:59PM (EST).  Late registration ends on 01/30/2020 11:59PM (EST), and there will be an additional $75 fee with late registration.*****                
When:
2/1/2020 - 2/29/2020

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