Certification Programme leading to BABO Fellowship
The Certificate in Behavioural Optometry is intended to be in recognition of evidence of further study and experience in the field of Behavioural Optometry. Candidates should have completed at least fifty patient cases before enrolling on the Certification course.
The Certification process will demonstrate further academic training, and examination of knowledge. Passing the course will be rewarded by the conferring of the letters FBABO –Fellow of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists, and annotation on the referral list.
Maintenance of FBABO membership will be dependent upon maintaining regular CET, as with the Accreditation list. We hope this course will lead to recognition by other bodies e.g. The College of Optometrists (CO), GOC or academic institutions. As with similar fellowships, these letters can be used in publicity and on letterheads, but cannot be used on the GOC register. Also similarly to the CO and other professional bodies, use of the suffix would depend on following a code of practice and could be withdrawn at any time if that code was broken or subscriptions not paid.