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Welcome to the NBEO® website

On behalf of the Board and staff of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO®), welcome to the NBEO® website! This website is designed to answer questions commonly asked by aspiring optometrists, regulatory and licensing agencies, and patients about the credentialing of optometrists. If you do not find answers to your specific questions, I urge you to contact either your school liaison if you are a student, or NBEO® staff if you are a practicing optometrist or a non-optometrist.

The NBEO® was established in 1951. The NBEO® is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect the public by accurately assessing the competence of practicing optometrists. The NBEO® has a distinguished record of accomplishments including being the first national doctoral-level health professions board to eliminate grading-on-a-curve, and one of the few national boards in any profession with a repertoire of examinations that includes computer-based testing, clinical skills assessment with live patients, and advanced competence examinations.

NBEO® examinations are universally accepted for optometric licensure in the United States, and also by several international jurisdictions. Importantly, NBEO® examinations rise from the dedicated work of exemplary practicing optometrists and optometric educators. Some of these individuals serve as case authors and item writers. Others serve on examination development committees, examination councils, and as In-House and Remote clinical examiners and proctors. These activities are performed under the direction of the NBEO® Board of Directors (BoD) and NBEO® Executive leadership, and supported by NBEO® staff. Together, these individuals advance NBEO's mission of protecting the public with high quality test development and administration, standard setting and equating, and test innovation.

The NBEO® Board of Directors (BoD) consists of 8 members who may serve up to two four-year terms. Four Directors are nominated by the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry (ARBO), three Directors are nominated by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), and one Director (non-optometrist) is a representative of the public-at-large. The NBEO® BoD officers--President, Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer--are elected annually from the Board, and serve as the NBEO® BoD Executive Committee.

The NBEO® works closely, not only with optometric professional associations, optometric student organizations, academic institutions, and licensing/regulatory agencies, but also with non-optometric institutions. These collaborations help insure that the mission of protecting the public and assuring the valid assessment of the skills and knowledge of optometrists.

In upcoming months, the NBEO® will continue working collaboratively with stakeholders to advance patient protection and professional integrity. Additionally, the NBEO® will be seeking to hire a new Executive Director to lead the organization in the continued excellence of best testing practices and advancing the mission of NBEO®.

Jill R. Martinson-Redekopp, OD
2016 President

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