Today is:  July 17, 2019
Related Links
::No Related Links Found
::July 10, 2019
Scores for the May 2019 Part III CSE® and ISE® examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::June 5, 2019
Scores for the April 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::May 10, 2019
Scores for the April 2019 Part II PAM® and TMOD® examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::May 10, 2019
Scores for the March 2019 Part I ABS® examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::May 3, 2019
Scores for the March 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::April 26, 2019
Scores for the March 2019 CPDO® examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::April 5, 2019
Scores for the February 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::April 1, 2019
Registration for the August 2019 Part I ABS examination is now available.
- Register Now
::March 18, 2019
Registration for the September 2019 CPDO examination is now available.
- Register Now
::March 8, 2019
Scores for the January 2019 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::February 15, 2019
The NBEO has officially opened up LSPE registration!
- Register Now
::February 8, 2019
Scores for the December 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::January 24, 2019
Scores for the December 2018 Part II PAM® and TMOD® examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::January 11, 2019
Scores for the November 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::January 08, 2019
The 2019 and 2020 Exam Calendars are now available to view online.
- View 2019 Calendar
- View 2020 Calendar
::December 6, 2018
Scores for the October 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::November 9, 2018
Scores for the September 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::October 15, 2018
Registration for the June 2019 ACMO® examination is now available.
- Register Now
::October 5, 2018
Scores for the August 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::September 28, 2018
Scores for the August 2018 Part I ABS examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::September 28, 2018
Scores for the September 2018 CPDO examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::September 28, 2018
Registration for the March 2019 CPDO examination is now available.
- Register Now
::September 7, 2018
Scores for the July 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::August 20, 2018
Registration for the March 2019 Part I ABS examination is now available.
- Register Now
::August 8, 2018
Scores for the June 2018 ACMO examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::August 3, 2018
Scores for the June 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::July 6, 2018
Scores for the May 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::June 8, 2018
Scores for the April 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::May 11, 2018
Scores for the March 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::May 11, 2018
Scores for the April 2018 Part II PAM and TMOD examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::May 10, 2018
Scores for the March 2018 Part I ABS examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::May 3, 2018
The 2019 administration Part III Evaluation Forms and Candidate Guide are available online for you to review.
- View Now
::April 27, 2018
Scores for the March 2018 CPDO examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::April 10, 2018
Registration for the August 2018 Part I ABS examination is now available.
- Register Now
::April 10, 2018
Registration for the December 2018 Part II PAM & TMOD examination is now available.
- Register Now
::April 2, 2018
Scores for the February 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::March 20, 2018
Announcement for Part I candidates regarding Pearson Center closings.
- View Now
::March 9, 2018
Scores for the January 2018 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::February 26, 2018
Instructions to Candidates for the March 2018 Part I ABS examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::February 9, 2018
Scores for the December 2017 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::January 22, 2018
The 2019 Exam Schedule is now available.
- View Now
::January 12, 2018
Scores for the November 2017 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::December 6, 2017
Scores for the October 2017 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::November 8, 2017
Scores for the September 2017 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::October 19, 2017
Registration for the June 2018 ACMO examination is now available.
- Register Now
::October 6, 2017
Scores for the August 2017 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::October 3, 2017
Scores for the September 2017 CPDO examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::September 29, 2017
Scores for the August 2017 Part I ABS examination have been posted online.
- View Now
::September 8, 2017
Scores for the July 2017 Part III CSE and ISE examinations have been posted online.
- View Now
::June 30, 2017
2017-2018 Candidate Evaluation Forms and Guide are now available online.
- View Now
::June 30 , 2017
CSE and ISE Orientation Videos for 2017-2018 have been posted online.
- view CSE video
- view ISE video
NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT
April 27, 2006
Charlotte, NC

TMOD® Test Administrations to be Reduced in 2007

During its March 2006 semi-annual meeting, the National Board decided to reduce the number of TMOD® test administrations from two per year, to one. This change will be implemented in 2007.

Historically, the number of TMOD® administrations per year has fluctuated based on the needs of state boards. When TMOD® was introduced in 1985, use of therapeutics was permitted in only five states. The exam was administered only once in 1985 and 1986, with the inaugural administration hosting only 72 candidates. As state practice statutes expanded and qualifying continuing education courses were broadly attended, the number of TMOD® administrations increased to two in 1987. Actually, a special third administration was offered in 1987 in response to the special needs of one state board. In 1991, TMOD® was offered three times per year by policy, in contrast to all other National Board exams which were offered twice per year.

By 2000, all 50 states (and DC) had expanded their practice statutes to include therapeutics, and demand for the test among practitioners had diminished sharply. In response, the number of administrations per year was reduced back to two in 2001. In recent August administrations, the number of candidates has decreased to levels comparable to the first offering in 1985.

In response to the minimal apparent need, the number of administrations of the stand-alone TMOD® test will be reduced to one, in April, beginning in 2007. The timing is designed to give fourth-year students who passed Part II in December, but failed the embedded TMOD® section, a second opportunity prior to graduation to pass TMOD® by sitting for the stand-alone form.

The Board intends to continue offering the stand-alone form of TMOD® , as well as providing a TMOD® breakout score on Part II, for the indefinite future, including after the examination restructure in 2009-10.

Copyright © 2019 National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Inc. All rights reserved.

Terms of Use  |  Privacy Statement  |  Help  |  Contact