To earn your basic certification, you need to achieve a passing score on an examination. Each exam consists of questions on the skills and knowledge required for competency in ophthalmic dispensing. Both the NOCE and the CLRE exams are psychometrically developed by impartial Subject Matter Experts within the field of Opticianry and Contact Lens Fitting. After test specifications are created (based on the Job Analysis), the exams are written by groups of impartial Certified Opticians and Contact Lens Fitters. The questions are then reviewed by the testing service specialists for proper testing principles and rules of grammar and style. Questions are created to test a candidate's ability to recall knowledge and to apply that knowledge to specific dispensing functions.
Exams are given in English and Spanish, via computer and each exam is 2 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.
Important information to note before registering for the exam to be taken at OptiCon East 2019:
-The exam will be taken at the Prometric testing center, 1 Penn Plaza, 17th Floor, Suite 1728, New York, NY 10119.
-The exam can only be taken on Sunday, March 24th.
-Please be advised that only one exam can be taken on that day.
-After you submit the exam registration fee, please disregard the instructions on the order confirmation email as to scheduling the exam. The exams can only be taken at the testing site location listed above. You will receive another email, closer to the testing day, with more information on the exact time, and other important information to know prior to the exam day.
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