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Core competencies

Core competencies tracking chart
All students following the ABDO Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing syllabus, or elements thereof leading to the FBDO qualification, are issued with a core competencies tracking chart by their training institute.

The core competencies tracking chart must be endorsed by the training institute on completion of compulsory core competencies. This document must then be sent to ABDO Examinations and Registration for endorsement upon successful completion of PQE practical and FQE practical examination(s).

Graduands looking to apply for full General Optical Council (GOC) registration must submit their completed core competencies tracking chart with their GOC registration application for ABDO endorsement. Upon receipt, ABDO will verify and endorse and forward to the GOC.

Please note: ABDO is unable to endorse GOC registration applications without successful completion and submission of the core competencies tracking chart.

Select the link below to view/download Dispensing Optician Core Competencies 2011.

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