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::December 6, 2019
Scores for the October 2019 Part III CSE® and ISE® examinations have been posted online.
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::November 8, 2019
Scores for the September 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
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::October 11, 2019
Scores for the September 2019 CPDO® examination have been posted online.
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::October 11, 2019
Scores for the August 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
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::September 27, 2019
Scores for the August 2019 Part I ABS® examination have been posted online.
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::August 9, 2019
Scores for the June 2019 Part III CSE, ISE and ACMO® examinations have been posted online.
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::July 10, 2019
Scores for the May 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
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::June 5, 2019
Scores for the April 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
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::May 10, 2019
Scores for the April 2019 Part II PAM® and TMOD® examinations have been posted online.
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::May 10, 2019
Scores for the March 2019 Part I ABS examination have been posted online.
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::May 3, 2019
Scores for the March 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
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::April 26, 2019
Scores for the March 2019 CPDO examination have been posted online.
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::April 5, 2019
Scores for the February 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
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::April 1, 2019
Registration for the August 2019 Part I ABS examination is now available.
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::March 18, 2019
Registration for the September 2019 CPDO examination is now available.
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::March 8, 2019
Scores for the January 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
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::February 15, 2019
The NBEO has officially opened up LSPE registration!
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::February 8, 2019
Scores for the December 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
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::January 24, 2019
Scores for the December 2018 Part II PAM® and TMOD® examinations have been posted online.
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::January 11, 2019
Scores for the November 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
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::January 08, 2019
The 2019 and 2020 Exam Calendars are now available to view online.
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Mission Statement: To serve the public and the profession of optometry by developing, administering, scoring, and reporting results of valid examinations that assess competence.

Established in 1951, the NBEO® is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organization whose examinations are universally accepted for optometric licensure in the United States and accepted internationally.

The NBEO website was designed to provide comprehensive information about the National Board's examinations. Its purpose is to help answer your questions and to assist you in learning about and preparing for your licensing and self-assessment examinations. We urge you to carefully study the information on this website.


News from the NBEO

15 March, 2019

National Center of Clinical Testing in Optometry (NCCTO®): Updates for the August 2019 -July 2020 Administration Cycle

The Part III Clinical Skills Examination and Injections Skills Examination schedule is available for the August 2019 - July 2020 administration. Registration opened for both examinations on February 15, 2019.

New Slit Lamps for the Part III CSE
The NBEO will be replacing the slit lamps used for the Part III Clinical Skills Examination (CSE) beginning August 1, 2019 with the Haag-Streit BI900. More information about this slit lamp can be found in the 2020 Site Information and Equipment List for the CSE on our website here. Candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the features of this model.

Part III CSE Orientation Video
Beginning August 1, 2019, during the Part III CSE on-site orientation Candidates will have the choice to view the Orientation Video or spend their time practicing with the equipment. The Orientation Video is available on our website here. Candidates are encouraged to view the video as well as the Evaluation Forms, Candidate Guide, and Site Information List before arriving at the NCCTO as these materials address questions they may have about their exam day.


NBEO’s Laser and Surgical Procedures Examination (LSPE) Now Open for Registration!

15 February, 2019

The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) is proud to announce registration is now open for its Laser and Surgical Procedures Examination (LSPE). The examination will consist of both a computer-based testing (CBT) portion and a clinical skills portion. The LSPE exam is comprised of a Laser section and a Surgical section allowing candidates to register for one or both portions of the examination.

The LSPE exam will be administered at the National Center for Clinical Testing in Optometry (NCCTO) in Charlotte, NC.

Candidates eligible to sit for this examination must be optometric 4th-year students, residents, or practitioners. For more information about LSPE click here.

You may view the LSPE video showcasing a brief overview of the examination below.


News From the NBEO

13 February, 2019

College of Optometrists of Ontario Council Approves NBEO Part I, II, III Exams as Alternate Standards Assessment Examination

On January 18, 2019, the College of Optometrists of Ontario Council approved the NBEO Part I, II, and III examinations as an alternate standards assessment examination. Passing scores of all three examinations after January 18, 2019 will be required for registration with the college.

For more information, please contact the College of Optometrists of Ontario.


New Associate Director of Examination Innovation

7 February, 2019

The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) announces new Associate Director of Examination Innovation

Dr. Brianne Hobbs has been named the Associate Director of Examination Innovation. Prior to joining the NBEO, Dr. Hobbs served as an Associate Professor and the Director of Residencies at the Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry. While there she was involved with the initial development of the curriculum and led the establishment of the internal and external residency programs. She has served as a member of the NBEO Part I ABS® development committee since 2014, and is an author of two columns focusing on evidence-based clinical care.

Dr. Hobbs received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Missouri – St Louis and completed her post-doctoral residency in ocular disease and low vision rehabilitation at the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center in 2011.

Dr. Hobbs is looking forward to joining the NBEO staff in her new role.

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