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Examination venues

ABDO practical examination venue

For further details and application forms on all practical dispensing examinations, please contact the examinations department on 01227 732 921.

ABDO theory examination venue

The Dispensing and Contact Lens Theory Examinations will be held on 5 & 6 December 2017 at the following venue:
Ashford International Hotel
Simone Weil Avenue
TN24 8UX

New venue for PQE and FQE examinations

The ABDO Dispensing Practical Preliminary and Final Qualifying Examinations will be moving to a new venue from January 2018. The new venue is called The Studio, which is situated in the heart of Birmingham City Centre.

  • The Studio is a two minute walk from New Street Station
  • Six minute walk from High Street NCP Car Park
  • Eight minute walk from Londonderry House NCP Car Park

The venue address is:
The Studio
7 Cannon Street
B2 5EP

Telephone number: 0121 634 2800

Members sitting Dispensing Practical Examinations in January will receive a letter in due course; confirming the date and time of individual examinations, and will also receive a map of the venue.

If you have any queries on this matter, please contact Mark Chandler at, or call 01227 732 920.