Residencies and clinical practice years count!

August 21, 2015

iStock_000013292090_smallerThinking of taking the January 2016 American Board of Optometry Board Certification exam? You’ll be interested to know that the process is now more inclusive for interested ODs.

Keep the following in mind…

  • If you’ve completed an ACOE-approved residency in the past three years, you automatically earn all 150 exam qualification points needed to take the Board Certification exam. No need to accrue continuing education points to qualify.
  • If your residency was completed three to 10 years ago, you earn 100 points toward exam qualification.
  • If it was completed more than 10 years ago, you earn 50 points toward exam qualification.

You also can earn 5 exam qualification points for each year you’ve been in active clinical practice in the previous 10 years (up to 50 points).

To fill out an initial application and get the process started, click the APPLY NOW button above.  The next Board Certification exam period is January 1-31, 2016.

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