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Welcome to the NBEO® website

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH

On behalf of the Board and staff of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO®), welcome to the NBEO® website! Our goal is to assist you along your NBEO® journey as you progress towards attaining your license to practice the profession of optometry, seek to expand your scope of practice, demonstrate your advanced competency in the medical aspects of optometric practice, or engage in life-long learning for professional growth and development. 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, please feel free to reach out to our NBEO® staff members for personalized attention to your needs nbeo@optometry.org.

The NBEO® has a rich history over the 67 years since it was first 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 and has grown to offer a variety of examinations that includes computer-based testing, clinical skills assessment with live standardized patients, and advanced competence examinations.

NBEO® examinations are universally accepted for optometric licensure in the United States and accepted internationally. 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, Immediate Past 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 be embarking on the process of developing a new organizational strategic plan to help position our organization to best meet the needs of the future, while continuing to serve our various stake-holders and the constituencies to which we are responsible. As always, the input of our "customers", collaborators, and partners is of vital importance to ensure that we are fulfilling our mission. If you have suggestions or want to provide us with feedback, please feel free to e-mail me elizabeth.hoppe@optometry.org or NBEO staff nbeo@optometry.org.

Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH
President 2018

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