The International Registry for Certified Ocularists is an alphabetical and geographical listing of all currently Board Certified Ocularists in the United States, Canada and Belgium. This list includes individuals who have qualified to sit for the examination by having completed the necessary education and/or training and experience requirements and, having completed these preliminary requirements, have further demonstrated a competence in the fitting and fabrication of ophthalmic prosthetics by satisfactory completion of the National Examining Board of Ocularists certification and/or recertification requirements.
Once Board Certification has been achieved, the National Examining Board requires a specific number of continuing education credits in the eye health care related field and ocularistry. These CE credits are compulsory for both updating the registration of the certificate three years post examination, and toward recertification every 6 years.
Those ocularists that have achieved and maintained certification are designated as Board Certified Ocularists (BCO). It is the intent to provide a national standard that can be used as a measure of professionalism by interested agencies, groups, and individuals. The responsibility for professional integrity and excellence remains with the ocularist.
The contents of this registry cannot be duplicated or altered in any way.