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MOC Requirements Change in 2023
Based on results from our Diplomate survey, ABO has restructured MOC requirements with implementation set for early 2023. Diplomates overwhelming favored a simplified MOC process, while maintaining the rigor and value of our current program.
Holiday Office Hours
Happy Holidays from the ABO Board of Directors and staff! Our office will be closed from December 23rd through January 2nd.
Meet Dr. Mark Eltis, ABO's New Canadian Ambassador
Beginning in 2023, Dr. Eltis will serve as ABO’s Canadian Ambassador as board certification is opened to Canadian optometrists.
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BOARD CERTIFICATION BENEFITS, FAQs, & MORE
Considering certification? Get started here.
Why should I become Board Certified?
By going through the voluntary process of becoming Board Certified, our Diplomates demonstrate competence beyond entry level.
How do I get started becoming an American Board of Optometry Diplomate?
Applying to become an Active Candidate is the first step. Click the start certification button below, and complete all four pages of the application. This will initiate the verification process.
What should I know about the exam process?
Looking for cost information, dates, registered testing centers, or questions about the exam in general? Start here.