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a) Accumulate 100 NEBO approved CE credits including  80 category A or B  and 20 category A, B and/or C credits

(Credits must be earned during a period of seven years prior to July in the year of Recertification).

Example: If your Certificate expires June 1, 2019, you must Re-certify in the Fall, 2018. Credits are valid from June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2019.

b) Pay the recertification examination fee.

c) Achieve a passing grade on the Written examination


​d) Applications due July 19, 2019, a $300 late fee is applied if application is received after July 19. No applications will be process within 30 days of the exam. 

-Once a Recertification pathway is chosen and started, you must complete that given pathway. You cannot transfer mid process. 

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)

a) Accumulate 300 NEBO approved CE credits including  240 category A or B and 60 category A, B and/or C credits.

(Credits must be earned during a period of seven years prior to expiration of Certification).

Example: If your Certificate expires June 1, 2019.  Credits are valid from June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2019.

b) Pay the recertification examination fee.


c) Applications are due April 1, 2019. +$300 late fee if application is received after April 1.  

Process I

National Examining

Board of Ocularists

-NEBO does not track credits for your ASO transcripts. If you have questions about credits or getting your ASO transcripts please direct them to the ASO Executive Director, Tina Schott. 

Recertification Tips:

Process II

Re-Certification

Additional Forms: 

-Don't understand something just give us a call and we would be happy to walk you through the process. (319-339-1125)

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Board Certified Ocularists must re-certify every six years*. Failure to Re-certify or allowing his/her Certificate to expire will result in Certification expiration (loss of BCO designation).


*Recertification year is the last 2 digits of your ID# on your certificate or in the National Registry Listings.