Recertification Tips:

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.

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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 31, 2018, a $300 late fee is applied if application is received after July 31. No applications will be process within 30 days of the exam. 

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. 

-OR-

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)

Process II

Additional Forms: 

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

Re-Certification

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

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