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ABDO is proud to be recognised as an awarding body by Ofqal (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

ABDO currently offers five qualifications, which are accredited on the National Qualifications Framework (NQf):

  • Level 6 Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • Level 6 Certificate in Contact Lens Practice
  • Level 7 Diploma in Advanced Contact Lens Practice
  • Level 6 Diploma in The Assessment and Management of Low Vision
  • Level 7 Diploma in Spectacle Lens Design

The regulatory authorities (Ofqal in England, DELLS in Wales and CEA in Northern Ireland) have accredited the ABDO Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing at Level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework. This is equivalent to a Bachelors Degree with Honours or graduate certificates and graduate diplomas.

As a member of the Association, you can be assured that your qualifications will be regulated because our members and employees demand qualifications that are appropriate, of high quality, valued and respected.

ABDO Examinations and Registration
The Old Dairy
Godmersham Park
Kent CT 4 7DT

Telephone 01227 732 921


Examination Application forms  for the winter  2018 session, will be available to download from the ABDO website from the first week of September 2018.

If you have any queries on this matter please email Mark Chandler, Head of Examinations & Registration, at

All Winter 2018 examinations will be held at the ABDO National Resource Centre. 

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