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NCLE Practical Examination August 2019
ABO-NCLE offers two different Computer Simulated Skills and Knowledge Examinations. The American Board of Opticianry Practical Exam (ABOP Exam) is designed as a supplement for those Opticians who have successfully completed the ABO-NCLE’s National Opticianry Certification Examination (NOCE). The National Contact Lens Examiners Practical Examination (NCLEP Exam) is designed as a supplement for those contact lens technicians who have demonstrated competency by successfully completing the ABO-NCLE’s Contact Lens Registry Examination (CLRE). Candidates for the ABOP Exam and NCLEP Exam must be currently Certified by the ABO or NCLE, as applicable, in order to be eligible to take the ABOP Exam and/or the NCLEP Exam. When registering for the ABOP Exam and/or the NCLEP Exam, candidates must demonstrate that they have successfully completed the NOCE or CLRE, as applicable, and candidates need to use care in making sure that they register for the correct examination.
Exams are given in English, via computer; each exam has 30 questions, and you are given 1 hour to complete the exam. Candidates must demonstrate successful completion of the ABO-NCLE’s NOCE and/or CLRE, be currently Certified by ABO-NCLE in the field of practice, as applicable. ABO-NCLE reserves the right to require that you produce proof of eligibility at any time.
**If you are applying for an ABO and/or NCLE Examination as part of a
Licensing State requirement
, please verify the appropriate steps with your state licensing board before registering for any specific examination. Each state has its own specific requirements, and failure to abide by those requirements may result in denial of credit for the examination, or other consequences, depending upon any licensing state’s regulations and requirements.
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 fee is $75, and are
once payment has been submitted.
-Please make sure you review the
Practical Examination Handbook
for further exam policy information before registering for the exam. It may answer most of your questions about the exam.
-After you have submitted the registration fee, you will receive an email confirmation with your eligibility ID number and instructions on how to schedule your exam to pick your location, date, and time. (Make sure to check your junk/spam folder, as the email confirmation’s may go into those folders.)
***Please be aware that regular registration ends on 07/01/2019 11:59PM-
T. Late registration ends on 07/16/2019 3:00AM-
; there will be an additional $35 fee with late registration.***
8/1/2019 - 8/15/2019
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