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ABO Practical Examination November - December 2020
ABO-NCLE offers Computer Simulated Skills and Knowledge Examination. 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).
Candidates for the ABOP Exam must be currently Certified by the ABO, as applicable, in order to be eligible to take the ABOP Exam. When registering for the ABOP Exam, candidates must demonstrate that they have successfully completed the NOCE, as applicable, and candidates need to use care in making sure that they register for the correct examination.
ABO-NCLE reserves the right to require that you produce proof of eligibility at any time.
Exams are given in English, via computer at a Prometric testing facility; each exam has 30 questions, and you are given 1 hour to complete the exam.
**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:
-If you have recently taken this exam, you
(from the date you took the exam) before you can register to retake the exam.
-If you need to complete our Disability Accommodation Form, please click
to download our Accommodation request information.
Once you are ready to submit your form, please click
-Exam registration fee is $75, and are
once payment has been submitted.
-Please make sure you review the
Practical 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.)
-If you are interested in ProProctor Remote Testing, please review the user guide by
also verify that your computer is also compatible with ProProctor Remote Testing. It is your
to make sure your computer is compatible with the remote testing. Please
to do a system check for remote testing. Also, make certain that if you are in a Licensing state, that your state has approved remote testing, before scheduling your remotely proctored exam.
-Prometric continues to require candidates and test center staff to wear masks/face-covering while in the test center. Please note that masks with exhale valves will not be permitted in the test center. This is reflected in the test center policies, available on the Prometric website and referenced in candidate confirmation emails(once scheduled) and calls with Prometric.
***Please be aware that registration ends on 11/30/2020 11:59PM (
). There will be NO late registration or late fees.***
11/1/2020 - 12/22/2020
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