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Examinations

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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
Godmersham
Canterbury
Kent CT 4 7DT

Telephone 01227 732 921
Email examinations@abdo.org.uk

 

Applying for ABDO dispensing examinations
The next available examination session is Summer 2019 and examination applications will are available now for download. The closing date for applications for the Summer 2019 session is 01 March 2019.

Once logged in to the Members’ Area you can download the dispensing examination application form.

ABDO College overseas students wishing to sit theory exams at an ABDO approved overseas venue should also download the ‘Request for Overseas Theory Venue Form’, complete and submit with the exam application.

2008 Syllabus

Applying for ABDO dispensing examinations

If you studied under the 2008 syllabus and still have FQE exams to complete, please contact ABDO Examinations on 01227 732921 for a bespoke application form – If you apply using the 2015 Syllabus exam application on the website, you may well be entered for the wrong exam.

Applying for ABDO Contact Lens examinations
The next available examination session is Summer 2019 and examination entry forms are available now for download. The closing date for submission of the examination entry form with full payment for the Summer 2019 session is the 01 March 2019.

Once logged in to the Members’ Area you can download the contact lens examination entry form.

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