10.2 Examination Registration


After Post-Graduate requirements have been verified by the ABO, a candidate can register for the Board Certification exam through Prometric. Guidelines for this process are outlined in the Candidate Guide.


  1. After candidates are granted eligibility to register for the Board Certification exam by the ABO, they can view seat availability, location availability and date options for any Prometric Test Center at www.prometric.com/abopt.
  2. Candidates register for the exam through the ABO website, www.americanboardofoptometry.org, by signing in and clicking on the Register button in his or her portal. Once payment is submitted, the candidate will be directed to the Prometric website to choose an exam location and date.
  3. For any rescheduling or other issues relevant to taking the exam, the candidate must contact Prometric. Those wishing to cancel an examination should contact the ABO.