Getting a Speaker Approved

In order to become an ABO & NCLE approved Speaker, or to renew your expired Speaker Status, you must complete the Speaker Approval Form, along with a non-refundable fee of $50.00.   

The Speaker Approval process may take up to four weeks.   Approved Speaker Status is active for a three year period.  

Speaker Criteria


Ophthalmic course speakers must be a current ABO and/or NCLE Certificant, or have appropriate credentials in Optometry, Medicine, Nursing, or the field of Ophthalmic/Optometric Certified Allied Health Personnel. 

Advanced level Speakers must be a current ABO and/or NCLE Advanced Certificant, or have proof of applicable Advanced Degree(s). 

Anyone who does not meet these requirements may request a special review.