National Examining

Board of Ocularists

After a unanimous board vote, the process for applying for outside credits has changed. The Individual Credit Form can be found Here.

1) Complete Form and pay $50 Application fee (non-refundable)

2) Credits will be reviewed/assigned by NEBO at $10/credit

3)  NEBO will contact you and you may accept or decline the reviewed credits. (Maximum of 30 credit/year)


On November 14, 2017 we had the largest group of Examinees, 18 candidates sat for the NEBO Certification Examination! With Fabrication Test Kits already on the way for some, we are hoping to have formal results to the candidates by the end of January.  

Many deadlines are quickly approaching, be sure to stay current with your registration or recertification. Failure to register/re-certify could result in loss of Board Certification. 



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1st Pin is Free for Current BCO's, Additional pins may be purchased for $10/pin

Shipping within U.S. $3.00

The 2018 Certification Examination will be Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM in Chicago, Illinois. Venue: TBA.

Application deadline is July 31, 2018.

​Details to follow. 

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National Examining Board of Ocularists   2050 Keokuk St, NEBO Suite   Iowa City IA 52240 US

Phone: 319-339-1125  Fax: 319-337-5445 Email:

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It is the intent of NEBO to provide a national standard that can be used as a measure of competence by interested agencies, groups and individuals.

Not sure where to start? Download the 2017 Reference Guide. 

Outside/IndividualCredits Update