Future Exam Administration Dates

The ABO and the NCLE Basic, Practical, and Advanced Certification Exams will be offered during the same administration periods, on the following schedule, as well as at OptiCon @ Vision Expo East and OptiCon @ Vision Expo West:


2021 Testing Dates/Registration Deadlines
January 4-March 31, 2021 Testing Window:
Registration opens on December 1 and closes on March 15
There are no late registrations

OptiCon @ Vision Expo East (New York City, NY):
Contact ABO & NCLE at exams@abo-ncle.org for more information.

April 1-June 30, 2021 Testing Window:
Registration opens on March 16 and closes on June 15
There are no late registrations

July 1-September 30, 2021 Testing Window:
Registration opens on June 1 and closes on September 15
There are no late registrations

OptiCon @ Vision Expo West (Las Vegas, NV):
Contact ABO & NCLE at exams@abo-ncle.org for more information.

October 1- December 22, 2021 Testing Window:  
Registration opens September 1 and closes on November 15
There are no late registrations