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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, 2018, you must Re-certify in the Fall, 2017. Credits are valid from June 1, 2011 - May 31, 2018.

b) Pay the recertification examination fee.

c) Achieve a passing grade on the Written examination


​d) Applications due Aug 17, 2017, a $300 late fee is applied if application is received after Aug 17. No applications will be process within 30 days of the exam. 

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, 2018.  Credits are valid from June 1, 2011-May 31, 2018.

b) Pay the recertification examination fee.


c) Applications are due April 1, 2018. +$300 late fee if application is received after April 1.  

Process I

National Examining

Board of Ocularists

Process II

Re-Certification

Additional Forms: 

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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.