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::May 03, 2016
Scores for the March 2016 Part I ABS examination have been posted online.
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::April 08, 2016
Registration for the September 2016 CPDO examination is now available.
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::April 08, 2016
Registration for the December 2016 Part II PAM and TMOD examination is now available.
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::March 29, 2016
Registration for the August 2016 Part I ABS examination is now available.
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::February 24, 2016
Exam Schedules for 2017 have been posted online.
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::February 16, 2016
Registration for the Part III CSE examination is now available for the Class of 2017.
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::January 20, 2016
Scores for the December 2015 Part II PAM and TMOD examinations have been posted online.
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::January 8, 2016
Candidate Instructions for April 2016 PAM (Part II) and TMOD have been posted online.
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::December 01, 2015
Minnesota Onlinse State Law Exam has been updated.
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::November 05, 2015
Scores for the September 2015 CPDO examination have been posted online.
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::November 12, 2015
Registration for the April 2016 Part II PAM and TMOD examinations is now available.
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::October 14, 2015
Registration for the June 2016 ACMO examination is now available.
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::July 9, 2015
National Board to Administer the Florida Optometry Laws and Rules Examination
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::July 2, 2015
CSE and ISE Orientation Videos for 2016 have been posted online.
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::June 25, 2015
2016 Candidate Evaluation Forms and Guide are now available online.
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::February 27, 2015
Dr. Jack Terry named Chief Executive Officer of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
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::February 13, 2014
Registration for the Part III CSE and ISE examination is now open for the class of 2016.
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National Board of Examiners in Optometry

Mission Statement: To serve the public and the profession of optometry by developing, administering, scoring, and reporting results of valid examinations that assess competence.

The NBEO website was designed to provide comprehensive information about the National Board’s examinations. Its purpose is to help answer your questions and to assist you in learning about and preparing for your licensing and self-assessment examinations. We urge you to carefully study the information on this website.

Part I ABS going to a Computer-Based Test (CBT)

The Part I ABS Examination will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) beginning March 2017. The March 2017 Part I ABS exam will be administered on four days, allowing candidates to choose the date that is most convenient. Examination dates will be March 21 or 22 or 23 or 24, 2017. Candidates will test on a single day, not four separate days.

Examination Fee Increase

Exam fees for Part I ABS, Part II PAM, and Part III CSE are increasing to $725 effective February 15, 2016

  Will NOT Effect Will Effect
Part I ABS March 2016 August 2016
Part II PAM April 2016 December 2016
Part III CSE Aug. 1, 2015-July 30, 2016 Aug. 1, 2016-July 30, 2017

Florida Online State Law Exam (OSLE)

The NBEO now administers all Florida Optometry Laws and Rules Examinations.

Over Summer 2015, the testing venue for this exam was relocated from Prometric test facilities across the country to the NBEO testing facility in Charlotte, NC. Though there was a month-long overlap of testing availability shared between Prometric and the NBEO, this temporary phase has concluded. All Florida optometry jurisprudence exams are given at the NBEO’s National Center of Clinical Testing in Optometry (NCCTO) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Florida optometry licensure applicants may register on this NBEO website for the Florida Optometry Laws and Rules Examination. Online NBEO registration for this exam is open 24/7. There are up to 8 appointment slots available per testing day. While registering, the testing appointment is chosen through use of the online scheduling calendar embedded within the registration process. If Florida OSLE scheduling problems are encountered, examinees may call the NBEO (704.332.9565) or may email the NBEO (

Fourth-year optometry students who are interested in Florida licensure are encouraged to sign up for and take the Florida online state law exam (OSLE) during their Part III CSE visit to Charlotte.

Non-student ODs who are considering Florida licensure carefully should review the eligibility requirements for Florida licensure before signing up for the non-refundable Florida OSLE.

Additional information about the Florida law exam is available on the OSLE webpage, on the NBEO website. Questions not covered on the OSLE webpage can be emailed to

GRADUATING STUDENTS: Upon verification of graduation from the attending school/college and passage of all required Parts, the National Board will release a free cumulative score report to you and the state boards you selected during your registration process. The scores are released to the State Board(s) electronically in order for the information to be retrieved. When contacting a state board, please have your OE Tracker number available. You may review and/or update your release selection by reviewing your profile.

Everyone associated with the National Board extends their best wishes for your success on the National Board examinations and in your practice of optometry. If you have any questions regarding the examinations or their requirements, please feel free to contact the National Board.

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