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January 2021 Exam Moved to March 2021
ABO is excited to announce that the board certification exam will be administered at Scantron testing centers throughout the US beginning in 2021.
Making MOC Activities Count for All
Over 90% of Diplomates are now participating in CAP and on average, indicate they are spending 3-6 hours preparing for and taking each CAP assessment.
Diplomate Spotlight - Michelle Wertelet, OD
Dr. Michelle Wertelet believes that as a voluntary process, being a Diplomate offers an ideal path to continually demonstrate her dedication to maintaining a higher standard.
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Pediatrics/Binocular Vision/ Vision Therapy CAP assessment Due
Diplomates participating in CAP must complete the third and final assessment of 2020 by midnight PST, December 31, 2020. The…
Board Certification Exam
The board certification exam will be held at Scantron testing centers throughout the US. Registration opens in early December and…
BOARD CERTIFICATION BENEFITS, FAQs, & MORE
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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.