About the Exam

A valid, standardized assessment is crucial to assuring credibility of any board certification process, and the American Board of Optometry (ABO) works with its testing partner, Prometric, to ensure that all exam items are current, accurate and reflective of the profession. The ABO Board Certification Examination was administered for the first time in June 2011 and is offered twice annually.

The computer based examination will be administered at Prometric Test Centers  worldwide.

ABO Board Certification Exam Outline

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