NCLE Practical Examination - OptiCon West September 2019

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.


Important information to note before registering for the exam to be taken at OptiCon West 2019:

-The exams will be taken in Las Vegas, NV.  Further details to come for the exact testing location.

-The exam can only be taken on Saturday, September 21st.

-Please be advised that only one exam can be taken on that day.

-After 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). *** 

9/21/2019 - 9/21/2019

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