The American Board of Optometry announced that "Prometric, a leading global provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment services, will be the ABO’s partner in developing the new optometry board certification examination. The computer based examination will be offered across the United States and around the world through the Prometric global test center network."
“The selection of Prometric re-emphasizes our intent to deliver a credible, psychometrically valid examination,” states David A. Cockrell, OD, ABO Chairman of the Board. “Prometric’s experience with the American Boards of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and other respected organizations will be invaluable as we develop our examination. In addition, their testing delivery centers are state of the art.”
Computer-based delivery of ABO's exam is slated to begin in June 2011.