American Board of Optometry

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The American Board of Optometry announced that Prometric will be its partner in developing the new optometry board certification examination. The computer based examination will be offered across the United States and around the world through the Prometric global test center network.

“The selection of Prometric re-emphasizes our intent to deliver a credible, psychometrically valid examination,” states David A. Cockrell, OD, ABO Chairman of the Board.  “Prometric’s experience with the American Boards of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and other respected organizations will be invaluable as we develop our examination.  In addition, their testing delivery centers are state of the art.”

Computer-based delivery of ABO’s exam is slated to begin in June 2011.  The first step in the examination development process will be to complete a job analysis of the profession.  The results of the survey will be the basis for the examination’s clinical content outline that will be released this fall.