Maintaining your Board Certification

Importance of Maintaining Certification

NEBO has long recognized the need for effective professional continuing education. Continuing education is a standard in the health care profession, serving  to maintain and improve the health care system and the delivery of services. NEBO certified individuals must seek continuing education in order to maintain performance at the basic level of professional competence as well as advance training and specialized skills beyond the basic level. Maintaining NEBO certification ensures that the ocularist is current with the standards and innovations in the field of ocularistry. NEBO is a comprehensive certifying organization whose mission is to establish and advocate for the highest patient care and organizational standards in the provision of safe and effective ocular prosthetics.



As a Board Certified Ocularists you are recognized by many insurance providers including CMS, Medicare, the Canadian Healthcare system, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Certification, Registration & Recertification Guide 2019

NEBO Reference Guide 2019 (pdf)

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Additional Forms

Here you will find forms for Change of Information, the Individual Credit Application, & 

the Exam Retake Application. If you are interested in taking the exam offsite please contact Executive Director, Dan Yeager .

Trademark Logo Permission

The NEBO Logo is a trademark of the National Examining Board of Ocularists. Current BCO's are granted permission to use the logo on personal websites/literature to show NEBO Board Certification. (The logo implies certification.) Click below to download the logo request form. Return form - Fax: 319-337-5445 or nebo@neboboard.org

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Registration

    All Board Certified Ocularists must register three years after date of certification and/or recertification. Failure to Register or allowing his/her Certificate to expire will result in Certification expiration (loss of B.C.O designation).



Registration Requirements

1) 50 NEBO approved continuing education credits.

(Credits must be earned during a period of 4 years)

2) Pay Registration Fee $350

3) Registration is due prior to Dec 31. (+$350 late fee)


Failure to Register or allowing his/her Certificate to expire will result in Certification expiration (loss of BCO designation).

A new certificate will be issued upon completion of registration requirements.

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Recertification

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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.

Process I

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 7 years prior to the date of expiration of Certification).  Take and pass the Recertification Exam on Oct 15, 2019 (or offsite).  Example: If your Certificate expires June 1, 2020, you must take the Exam in the Fall 2019 (or offsite).     Applications for Process I are due Aug 15, 2019, to be processed for the annual exam on October 15, 2019.  After the deadline a $350 late fee will be applied and no applications will be processed within 30 days of the exam.   Process I recertification fee  $600.00 .

Process II

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 7 years prior to the date of expiration of Certification).                             

Recertification Fee $600.00, Applications are due April 1, $350 late fee if after April 1. 

Recertification Downloads

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