The Advanced Certification designations, ABOC-AC and NCLE-AC, are earned only after a practitioner has attained several years of 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.
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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