The National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) is planning to increase fees on its exams by over 30% this year. This is in addition to large fee increases in the past several years. Enough is enough! Sign the California Optometric Association's petition to oppose this fee increase.
I am strongly opposed to the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) 30% fee increase that is proposed to take effect in August, 2023. I understand that costs are increasing. However, the amount increased over the last few years is way beyond what can be explained by inflation. The costs incurred for taking the board examinations are higher for students on the west coast, since they have to pay for a flight across the country and a hotel room. This is not acceptable! The NBEO's monopoly status does not give it permission to gouge students. I'm asking the NBEO to reconsider such a large fee increase or release the documentation on which this decision was based.