The National Examining Board of Ocularists



         Welcome to the new and improved NEBO website. Considerable hard work and time went into revamping from our previous site to make it even more user friendly and provide information and up to date news from the National Examining Board of Ocularists.

-Kurt Jahrling, BCO, FASO, CCS 

NEBO Chairman

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If you are looking to become a Board Certified Ocularist,  please click the photo above for more information

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Click the photo above for information related to maintaining your NEBO Board Certification

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Recent News



We want to thank every one that participated in the Role Delineation Survey. We had a record number of participants and that's all thanks to you!  We appreciate you taking the time to help develop and improve our exam.  Currently the process is in the item classification stage before our in person exam meeting in May in Chicago. 


2018 Certification Exam Scores

Candidates of the October 30, 2018 Certification Exam should be receiving their scores from Castle any day now. Exam score letters were sent from Castle Worldwide, Inc. on Tuesday Feb. 19, If you have not received your letter by 3/4/19 please contact NEBO. 


Role Delineation Study & Survey

In December 2018, the National Examining Board of Ocularists began the Role Delineation process. We had an amazing group of Ocularists (called Subject Matter Experts) come from all across the country to work through the daily job tasks of a minimally competent Ocularist. Following that meeting, a survey is sent to all current BCO's (Board Certified Ocularists) asking to rate the importance and relevance of each task.


New Board Member: Jeff Davis, BCO, BADO

We would like to introduce our newest NEBO Board Member, Jeff Davis!

 Jeff is a Board Certified Ocularist (BCO) from Madison, Wisconsin!

A Huge Thank you!

Vaune Bulgarelli


  Following the 2018 annual meeting, Vaune Bulgarelli stepped down from the board after many years of service. We can't thank her enough for her dedication and the time she has put into NEBO. Photo with Chairman Jahrling.

Nancy Lambert


   Also in 2018 our long standing Fabrication Chairwoman, Nancy Lambert retired from NEBO. She was the fabrication chair for 13 years! Thank you Nancy for your service to NEBO!