Professional Competency Board Certification under ISO/IEC 17024 applied to those Optometrist, who are rigorously assessed for and found competent to examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, using observation, instruments and pharmaceutical agents, to determine visual acuity and perception, focus and coordination and to diagnose diseases and other abnormalities such as glaucoma or color blindness. prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment.
Board Certification Examination
The Board Exam shall comprises of an online computer-based Test CBT of 200 MCQs, with in allotted total time of 230 minutes. Passing criteria set as 70% to qualify for Board certification.
Validity tenure of initial certification is five-year, renewable for next five years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A Board Certified professional shall be required to complete minimum 100 Credit of CME / CPD as one hour CME is equal to one hour of face to face interaction, shall remain in Good Standing of national registration authority and follow PCCS Code of Conduct to maintain “PCC” status. These are general requirements for recertification in the same status.
1. Meet the Candidacy Criteria
2. Application Process
4. Board Certification Test
Applicants who have completed following: An approved “Bachelor Degree” in Optometry and orthoptics (16 years education including minimum four year degree in Optometry) and have completed six month clinical internship. Two years paid job Experience in respective domain after completing Internship.
THIS PART IS APPLICABLE IN ONLY APPROVED TESTING CENTER
I certify that the given examination material/ questions/ or any other related information will remain confidential. I understand and agree that, In case of sharing/ releasing information to a third party, my certification can be canceled and I may face legal action. Further, I will act in accordance with the details mentioned in the relevant certification scheme. If PCCS found any of my given information wrong or found any legal or industry conviction against me PCCS is authorized to cancel/ban the certificate, with or without informing the candidates and can demand to provide the justification, within the timeline. This submersion shall be considered my signed statement of the AGREEMENT.