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 and each exam has 25 questions, and
you are given 45 minutes 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
**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.
Important information to note before registering for the exam to
be taken at OptiCon West 2018:
-The exam will be taken near the Sands Convention Center at a
Prometric testing site, 2190 E Pebble Road, Suite 220, Las Vegas, NV 89123.
-Please follow instructions on how to schedule your exam on your
order confirmation email after you have submitted the exam registration
fee. The exam can only be taken on
Saturday, September 29th. The
only selection you will be able to choose on the Prometric scheduling site is
your exam time.
-Please be advised that only one exam can be taken on