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COVID 19 Update
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.
Sharing Improvement Ideas
A review of the QIAs submitted in 2019 reveals that ABO Diplomates have accepted this challenge in a variety of creative and innovative ways to improve their practice.
A Word From Our Chair
The first year of ABO's Continuous Assessment Program (CAP) is officially in the history books for our first group of Diplomates. Three assessments were given.
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Webinar: All You Need to Know About Practice Guidelines
Presented by Dr. Kristen Thelen. Dr. Thelen graduated from Southern College of Optometry in 2013 and completed her residency training…
Attending OM 2020 in Washington DC? ABO will be there! Stop by and visit us in the exhibit hall.
Registration for the July 2020 exam opens in April 2020.
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.