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Exam Dates, Fees & Registration

Optometry Board Certification Exams

Exam Dates

The Board Certification exam is offered twice a year in January and July at over 300 Prometric testing centers in the U.S. and Canada. Registration for the exam opens approximately 3 months prior to the examination period. Candidates may register for the exam all the way up to the first day of the exam, however, seat availability may be limited at that time. To secure a convenient date and location for the exam, it is best to register as early as possible.

Exam Fee

For 2019, the standard exam fee is $950. Recent graduates and residents may qualify for a reduced fee. Please contact our office to see if you qualify.


Candidates may register for the exam after paying the exam fee. An email will be sent to each candidate containing an eligibility ID and instructions for scheduling the exam with Prometric.



Check Board Certification Status

By going through the voluntary process of becoming board certified, our diplomates demonstrate competence beyond entry level.

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Jan 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020
Exam Dates


Ready to Become Board Certified?

Become a Candidate

Are you ready to take the next step to becoming a top professional in your field? View our Exam Guide linked below, and follow the steps to register as an active candidate to begin your journey towards certification.

Optometry Candidate