The National Board of Examiner in Optometry (NBEO) administers examinations several times each year. Passing all parts is required by most state boards and Puerto Rico in lieu of written examinations for state optometric licensure.
Inter American University School of Optometry students are eligible to apply for and take:
- Applied Basic Sciences (ABS)
- 3rd Professional year/spring semester
- Patient Assessment and Management (PAM)
- December of 4th Year
- Clinical Skills Exam (CSE)
- During 4th Year
Students at Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry are required to pass Applied Basic Science (Part 1) of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry examination in order to graduate of the School’s Professional Degree Program. Students need to authorize that their scores be sent to Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry. All individual scores received will remain confidential.
In order for the School to certify student eligibility to take ABS, the student must have successfully completed all first and second year course work and must have been registered in all the third year fall term program, including all clinics.