Speaker Criteria

Ophthalmic course speakers must be currently ABO and/or NCLE certified or have credentials in optometry, medicine, nursing, or be Ophthalmic/Optometric certified allied health personnel.

Advanced level course speakers must have ABO and/or NCLE Advanced level certification, or other applicable advanced degree(s).

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

Please note that ABO/NCLE-approved courses must be taught by an ABO/NCLE-Approved speaker only. We encourage proper planning to ensure that the speaker listed on the course application will be available to teach the course on the scheduled date. If the speaker is unable to teach the course, please ensure the substitute instructor is ABO/NCLE-Approved. Your CEC Request will be denied for courses taught by an unapproved speaker.