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An Ocularist is a carefully trained professional skilled in the science and art of fitting, fabricating and painting ocular prosthetics. Becoming a Board Certified Ocularist places you in the ranks with those that have choosen to go above and beyond to provide the best care possible for their patients. Board Certification is recognized by many states and provinces as a requirement for credentialing. 

        Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. The applicant must also have (or will have) completed 10,000 hours (40 hours/week maximum) of training and/or experience in the fitting and fabrication of ocular prosthetics to be eligible to sit for this examination. The 10,000 hours must begin with 4,000 hours of supervision by a board certified ocularist. Applicants who have not or are unable to verify such supervision would require an additional 4,000 hours of experience for a total of 14,000 hours. An individual may also sit for this years examination when it can be reasonably determined that he/she will have completed all required training and/or experience before the offering of next years examination. 

(Approximately one calendar year.)

(Eligibility Criteria Deadline, October 18, 2018)

Exam Date:

November 14, 2017

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Exam: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm


Maurepas Room

 JW Marriott

 614 Canal St., New Orleans


Application Deadline: August 17, 2017

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          The applicant must have completed the education program of the American Society of Ocularists to be eligible to sit for this years examination.  An individual may also sit for this years examination when it can be reasonably determined that he/she will have completed all required training and/or experience before the offering of next years examination.         (Approximately one calendar year.)

(Eligibility Criteria Deadline, October 18, 2018)

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Board of Ocularists

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Certification

Pathway II


The Certification Examination

The certification examination was designed by studying the work that ocularists do and the knowledge they rely on to perform their work competently. A nationally representative committee of highly qualified certified ocularists carried out such a study to define precise content areas that are important, critical and relevant to the profession. The results of this Role Delineation study are included in a set of specifications for the test. The exam consists of the written exam and the fabrication exam.

Written
The written section of the Certification Examination consists of l50 multiple choice questions.


Fabrication
This part of the examination requires that the examinee demonstrate his/her ability to fabricate the two most commonly encountered types of prostheses,  a conventional prosthesis and a scleral shell prosthesis

Pathway I