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Orthoptist Certifying Examinations

Candidates completing AOC Orthoptic Fellowship Programs must have the approval of their supervising orthoptist to sit the exams.

International orthoptists must meet requirements listed in the guidelines.   


Sent out in mid February by email.

Contact us if you want to take the exams and:

  • You are not currently in an Orthoptic Program
  • You are foreign orthoptist eligible to take the AOC certifying exams
  • You are an orthoptist who let your certification lapse

The certifying exams are given in two parts. The written exam must be successfully completed prior to sitting the oral/practical exams.


A written exam, [taken electronically at a Pearson Vue Testing Center] will be scheduled with our staff liaison.  It must be taken during the month of June. The location, date, and time is chosen by the candidate.

  • Pearson Vue testing centers are all over the world
  • Chosen testing center may differ from Orthoptic Program location
  • International candidates may take the exam in their country


Date/location varies annually and can take place anytime from August to October.

     2023 Oral/Practical exam: Saturday, September 30, 2023

For more information or to discuss your eligibility to take the AOC Orthoptist Certifying Examinations, contact:

           Leslie France: [email protected]  or 608 233-5383

Last Updated on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 04:20 PM