ABO Begins Exam Registration
Created on Wednesday, 02 March 2011 12:29
American Board of Optometry Opens Exam Registration Process Qualified Active Candidates Can Now Reserve a Seat for the June 2011 Examination
ST. LOUIS, Mo., March 1, 2011 ― The American Board of Optometry (ABO) has opened the Examination Registration for the inaugural Board Certification Examination that is scheduled for June 1-18, 2011, at over 400 Prometric Test Centers in the United States and throughout the world.
Active Candidates who have met the post-graduate requirements will be able to access the examination registration process on their MyABO portal on the ABO Web site. The ABO has set the Examination Registration Fee at $1,250 throughout 2011 though this will increase to $1,500 in 2012. Once registered, candidates can reserve a seat at a Prometric Test Center of their choice.
Optometrists may apply to become Active Candidates for ABO Board Certification on the American Board of Optometry Web site at www.abopt.org. Active Candidates will have until May 15 to complete all of the 150 points of the post-graduate requirements to take the June examination. The next administration of the examination will be in December, 2011. The examination is expected to be offered twice annually thereafter.
The 240-item examination is broken into three separate sections. The General Practice section consists of 160 items (multiple choice questions), and candidates will be given 4 hours to complete this section. After a break, candidates will choose two 40-item Areas of Emphasis, and will be given one hour to complete each of these sections. The majority of items involve patient assessment and management.