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Link: Optometry Students Wanting to Practice in Florida May Have to Retake NBEO Exam

Posted by Amanda Dexter on May 4, 2017 5:05:27 PM

 

Have you heard about the controversy in Florida? A recent court motion may require that new and upcoming graduates retake all parts of the NBEO exam if they intend on practicing in Florida.

Apparently, the law states that the Florida Board of Optometry must certify an applicant as eligible for licensure prior to them taking the NBEO exam. As we all know, optometry students do not typically apply for licensure until after they've taken the NBEO and met requirements for graduation.

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Optometry Tips for Taking Computer-Based Exams

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Feb 27, 2017 2:13:11 PM

When I was an optometry student our NBEO exams were still presented as an old-fashioned paper booklet with scorecard. The testing centers were usually just a conference room of a local hotel where everyone sat in the same room at long tables.

Everyone knows what to expect with paper tests, as I’m sure you’ve all been tested in this fashion more times than you can even count. But what happens during computer-based tests? What are the testing locations like? What must you bring with you and what is already provided for you at the center?

These are all things that you should familiarize yourself with so that you feel more comfortable with the examination procedure that the NBEO now utilizes.

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