American Board Certification Medical Optometry
Certification in Medical Optometry (Booth 1116...ABCMO)
The American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry is an independent, nonprofit organization providing recognition and certification of US licensed optometrists who have specialized in medical optometry after receiving their O.D. degree and state license to practice.
Applicants must successfully complete an accredited, 1-year clinical residency with emphasis on medical optometry and pass, within 3-years, the Advanced Competence in Medical Optometry written examination administered by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry.
Applicants must also meet other requirements listed at www.abcmo.org and document appropriate post-residency practice experience in which medical optometry was the major concentration.
Participation in a Maintenance of Specialty Competence program (MSC) is required after certification that consists of COPE-approved medical-CE and re-passage of the ACMO examination for re-certification every 10-years.