Diplomate and Candidate Login
I Want to Become Board Certified
I Want to Verify an Optometrist's Status
COVID 19 Update and Office closure
Following CDC guidelines, the American Board of Optometry will institute a remote work policy beginning March 17th. Our office will be closed but we will respond to voicemail and email.
New ABMS Studies SHow Benefits of MOC
Several recent studies have looked at the benefits and successes of continuous assessment programs. Known in ABMS terms as longitudinal assessment programs,
Diplomate Spotlight - Dean Wetzel, OD
Dr. Dean Wetzel has been with Mayo Health System for 29 years. A 1992 graduate of Pacific University, Dr. Wetzel considers himself fortunate to have trained under Dr. Tom Golis.
Stay in the know about exams, training, and more.
ABO Annual Meeting
Annual board meeting in Nashville, TN. Questions or comments for the ABO Board of Directors? Email them to email@example.com. We…
Academy has gone virtual but there are still plenty of CE opportunities from the comfort of your home! We hope…
Webinar: How to Thrive in a Medical Optometric Practice
Presented by Craig Hyre, OD. Dr. Hyre is in private practice in Elkins, West Virginia and is a Diplomate of…
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.