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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to the CO and other professional bodies, use of the suffix would depend on following a code of practice and could be withdrawn at any time if that code was broken or subscriptions not paid.

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Certification Guidelines Jan 2019

Certification Programme

Pre-requirements – Candidates will need to have taken OVT1, 2, 3 and 4 (or comparable). Conferment of BABO Fellowship requires independent learning and consolidation of the courses. Practitioners should have completed at least fifty patient cases.

The next cycle of the Certification course begins on 2nd January 2020.

Candidates must register and pay the first £650 course fee by 31st December 2019 

The Certification course comprises of:

Part 1

(i) Four open book questions;

  • Question 1 to be submitted by 1st April 2020
  • Question 2 by 1st July 2020
  • Question 3 by 1st October 2020
  • Question 4 by 2nd January 2021.

The second course fee of £350 is due by 2nd January 2021

(ii) Four case studies to be completed to a satisfactory standard by 1st April 2021.  Once the case studies have been accepted by the examiners the candidate can register on Part 2 of the course.

Part 2

Exam Day – TBA (Probably September/ October 2021)

  • 60 min examination of 40 MCQs.
  • Viva – a one hour oral examination, with two examiners, covering any aspect of    behavioural optometry, detailed discussions of the case studies, and may include a discussion of the open book answers.

Full details of the course regulations and guidelines will be available from the BABO Administrator, here on the website, and will also be sent on registration.

To enrol and make initial payment go to www.regonline.com/BABOFellowship

or to have specific questions answered please contact admin@babo.co.uk

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