How long is the ABO exam?

2 ½ hours
Exams are given only in English, via computer and each exam is 2 ½ hours long. You must be at least 18 years old, and a high school graduate or have earned a GED or the equivalent in order to take the exams. ABO & NCLE reserves the right to require that you produce proof of eligibility at any time.

How hard is the ABO exam?

The test is not difficult, and with some study, you will do fine.

What is a passing score for the ABO?

SCORES AND SCORING Your score report will be mailed to you about seven weeks after the exam date. You will receive either a PASS or FAIL notification. You must earn a scaled score of 70% to pass the American Board of Opticianry (NOCE). The National Contact Lens Examiners (CLRE) requires a passing score of 72%.

How many states offer Abo exams?

Currently, the states of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington have approved the use of this Remote Proctored Examination.

How much do licensed opticians make in California?

The average salary for a licensed optician in California is $43,500 per year. Licensed optician salaries in California can vary between $22,500 to $64,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

What does ABO certified mean?

Basic ABO Optician Certification. The American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners is also known in an abbreviated form as the ABO-NCLE. It is a nationally recognized organization that issues certifications for opticians.

What is NCLE exam?

The American Board of Opticianry and the National Contact Lens Examiners, Inc. (ABO-NCLE) is a national, not-for- profit organization which administers voluntary competency certification examinations for dispensing Opticians and Contact Lens Technicians.

What is ABO certified?

American Board of Opticianry (ABO) certification is the nationally recognized standard for certifying an optician’s qualifications. This 100% online course will teach you the terminology, calculations, and procedures opticians use to assess vision, evaluate corrective options and correct optical problems.

How hard is the NCLE?

According to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, in 2017, the first-attempt NCLEX pass rate for U.S.-educated nursing students was 87%. The second-attempt pass rate for domestically-educated students taking the test was 45.56%. These results demonstrate that it is a pretty difficult test.

How do I register for the ABO Clinical examination?

Following successful completion of the ABO Written Examination, orthodontic professionals may register for the Clinical Examination as the next step towards achieving board certification. Registration for an upcoming Clinical Examination must be completed on the ABO website. See Exam Dates, Fees, and Registration.

When will the ABO and NCLE exams be offered?

The ABO and the NCLE Basic, Practical, and Advanced Certification Exams will be offered during the same administration periods, on the following schedule, as well as at OptiCon @ Vision Expo East and OptiCon @ Vision Expo West: 2021 Testing Dates/Registration Deadlines January 4-March 31, 2021 Testing Window:

Are exam fees paid to the ABO refundable?

*All fees paid to the ABO including, but not limited to annual fees, verification, and exam registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. The ABO is approved under Section 3689 for test fee reimbursement with GI Bill funds for eligible examinees.