This Tutorial has been designed to assist the Candidate in preparing for ABO & NCLE’s Practical Examinations. There are additional helpful links and information at the end of the Tutorial. If you have questions, please contact the ABO & NCLE Office for assistance. *ABO & NCLE is accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC). ABO & NCLE is the only Opticianry examination organization in the United States to have received Accreditation as a Certifying Organization, pursuant to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO/IEC 17024). The forty-five minute practical assessment examinations are designed and developed by groups of Certified Opticians and Certified Contact Lens Fitters/Technicians with assistance from an independent testing service. The purpose of these Exams is to apply the knowledge previously demonstrated by the candidates to skills and abilities associated with the performance of tasks required for the professional practice of Opticianry and/or Contact Lens Technology.