The Advanced Certification designations, ABOC-AC and NCLE-AC, are earned only after a practitioner has attained several years experience, completes a prescribed curriculum of advanced education, and achieves a passing score on the rigorous examinations. Test specifications are posted on this site.
Having earned the basic ABO or NCLE certification, and completed one recertification period (3 years) you are eligible to take the Advanced exams.
ABO Master and CLSA Fellows who are not currently ABO or NCLE certified, may obtain Advanced Certification by re-taking and passing the entry level examinations (NOCE and CLRE). Having passed the NOCE and/or CLRE again, the Advanced Certification status may be requested and granted, without having to take the Advanced Examination(s). A certificate will be provided upon request at a nominal fee.
The Advanced Examination may be taken as often as required to achieve a passing score.
Important information to note before registering for the exams:
-Please make sure you are using a desktop or laptop to complete the exam registration online.
-Exam registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
-Please make sure you read over the candidate handbook for further exam policy information before registering for the exam; it may answer most of your questions about the exam. Candidate handbook can be located under the Certification tab and then by clicking on Advanced Exams.
***Please note that right now we are in late registration, so there is an addditional $75 late registration fee***