Mission Statement: To serve the public and the profession of optometry by developing, administering, scoring, and reporting results of valid examinations that assess competence.
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.
Part I ABS going to a Computer-Based Test (CBT)
The Part I ABS Examination will be a Computer-Based Test (CBT) beginning March 2017. The March 2017 Part I ABS exam will be administered on four days, allowing candidates to choose the date that is most convenient. Examination dates will be March 21 or 22 or 23 or 24, 2017. Candidates will test on a single day, not four separate days.
Upon verification of graduation from the attending school/college and passage of all required Parts, the National Board will release a free cumulative score report to you and the state boards you selected during your registration process. The scores are released to the State Board(s) electronically in order for the information to be retrieved. When contacting a state board, please have your OE Tracker number available. You may review and/or update your release selection by reviewing your profile
Everyone associated with the National Board extends their best wishes for your success on the National Board examinations and in your practice of optometry. If you have any questions regarding the examinations or their requirements, please feel free to contact
the National Board.