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 West 2018:
-The exam will be taken near the Sands Convention Center at a
Prometric testing site, 2190 E Pebble Road, Suite 220, Las Vegas, NV 89123.
-Please follow instructions on how to schedule your exam on your
order confirmation email after you have submitted the exam registration
fee. The exam can only be taken on
Saturday, September 29th. The
only selection you will be able to choose on the Prometric scheduling site is
your exam time.
-Please be advised that only one exam can be taken on