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:
-Please make sure you are using a desktop or laptop to complete the exam registration.
-Exam registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE once payment has been submitted.
-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 Exam Information tab, then by clicking on Advanced Exams.
-After you have submitted the registration fee, you will receive an email with your eligibility ID number and instructions on how to schedule your exam to pick your location, date, and time.
***Please be aware that if you have failed this exam in February, 2019 you have to wait at least 6 months to retest. If you still register for May’s 2019 exam (without waiting the 6 month period), we will automatically change your exam window to August 2019. ***
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