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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.
Expanding Exam Access & Other News
Big news for our military candidates! With our transition to Scantron for exam delivery, ABO is excited to announce that the board certification exam will now be available to optometrists serving in the US military overseas.
Diplomate Spotlight - Cory Seyler, OD
An ABO Diplomate since 2011, Dr. Cory Seylar believes board certification places optometry on a more equal field with other medical professions where board certification has existed for decades.
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Board Certification Exam
The board certification exam will be held at Scantron testing centers throughout the US. Registration opens in early December and…
Webinar: Nutrition and the Retina
Presented by Pinakin Davey, PhD, OD. Dr. Davey is a tenured Professor and Director of Research at Western University of…
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.