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.
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). **