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Exam Dates and Locations

Agreement to Board Certification Exam Requirements

During the online exam registration process, you are asked to attest that you have read the Candidate Information Booklet, including the full Candidate Agreement at the end of the Exam Candidate Guide, and that you agree to be bound by the conditions therein.

Selection of Exam Date and Location

Once you have registered and paid for the examination, you can select your testing date, time and location. We strongly urge candidates to select a date and location as early as possible to avoid competition with other Prometric testing clients.

The Prometric website allows you to check seat availability prior to selecting date and location. Seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. To search for available seats, see instructions on our Exam Dates page.

Within 24 hours after making your selection, you will receive a Prometric confirmation e-mail containing your date and location. If you need to reschedule, refer to the Reschedule or Withdraw from the Exam page for instructions.

Note that you must select a test date and location by the 30th of the month in which you are taking the exam (January or July). Not all test centers may be available on all exam dates.

Board Certification Exam Test Centers

United States, U.S. territories and Canada

Prometric provides testing in approximately 330 U.S. locations, as well as 13 in Canada, and several other international sites. The full list of locations is available on the Prometric website and is updated for each exam. For current testing center locations, visit the Prometric website and click “Locate a Test Center.”

International Test Centers

The American Board of Optometry (ABO) and Prometric offer testing at several international locations. Prometric’s network of international test centers provides the same high level of security, candidate verification and secure exam administration as its U.S. testing locations. To search for available international locations, visit the Prometric website, click “Locate a Test Center,” and select a country.