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Recent changes to MOC requirements and the Learning Builder portal have prompted numerous Diplomate inquiries. From locating the CAP assessments to printing a new Diplomate certificate, we have the answers to your most frequently asked questions.
Canadian ODs now eligible for board certification
Beginning in 2023, optometrists licensed in Canada will be eligible to apply to take the board certification exam and earn Diplomate status.
Meet Jaclyn Call, OD in our Diplomate Spotlight
A member of the National Association of VA Optometrists, Dr. Call currently holds an attending position at the East Orange VA Hospital in New Jersey.
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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.