Examination Test Centers

Examinations are given at Pearson VUE testing centers located throughout the United States

National Optician’s Practical Examination at Pearson Vue


Before scheduling an examination appointment, you must have already:

  1. Met your State’s specific eligibility requirements;
  2. Completed and submitted the examination registration form with appropriate payment to your State;
  3. Received an examination authorization email/letter notifying you that you are eligible to sit for the exam and providing you with your Candidate ID.


You will be notified by email when your account has been activated after NCSORB sends Pearson VUE your authorization to test. This email will identify your username and password to enter the scheduling system. Scheduling of an appointment can be accomplished one of two ways. You can call the Pearson VUE call center at 888-879-9099. An agent will assist you in finding the best date and center for your exam. You may also schedule your own appointment using the online scheduling tool.

After you schedule your test, Pearson VUE will email you a confirmation letter listing your test date, your testing time, the address and phone number of the test center, and directions to the test center.