CELMO Concept - An ARBO Committee
Council on Endorsed Licensure Mobility for Optometrists (CELMO)
To assist state optometry boards in reviewing applications for licensure from established practitioners in other jurisdictions.
To provide a license mobility vehicle by which state optometry boards can address the difficult task and burden of how to deal with the issue of licensure by endorsement in a uniform and consistent manner.
It is acknowledged that each individual state board of optometry reserves the right to make its own determinations regarding licensure and this program in no way lessens that power, authority, and responsibility.