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The American Board of Optometry launches the Continuous Assessment Program or CAP. 

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CAP Wrap Up

With a 73% preliminary pass rate, our first CAP assessment, Systemic Health expired on May 1.

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"Being a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry holds me accountable for lifelong learning. It give me a goal to work toward each year."

Lauren Goldsmith, OD

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

“Obtaining board certification after residency reflected my strong commitment to stay current with the evolving profession, while reinforcing relevant clinical knowledge both in primary care and specialty areas of optometry.”

Tara Vacharkulksemsuk, OD

Diplomate, American Board of Optometry

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Dec 31, 2019 @ 11:50 pm

Ametropia/Ophthalmic Optics CAP Assessment Due

The final CAP assessment of 2019, Ametropia/Ophthalmic Optics, must be completed by December 31, 2019 at 11:50 pm.

Jan 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020

Exam Dates

Registered candidates will take the exam at their registered location.

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.

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