Personal Identification Number (PIN) for the Optometry Admission Test
All self-service options (Applications, Result Requests, Account Summary, Updating Contact Information, etc.) will be unavailable due to routine maintenance beginning Friday, May 27th at 3:30 PM CST and ending on Monday, May 30th at 6:00 PM CST. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
To report issues and incidents of fraud, content compromise and sharing of test content, and breaches of test integrity and testing contract, please contact the Department of Testing Services at TestSecurity@ada.org.
The PIN (Personal Identification Number) is a unique personal identification for examinees who wish to take or have taken the Optometry Admission Test. If you tested or applied to test, a PIN has been assigned to you and you can retrieve it by selecting PIN Retrieval from the navigation bar on the left.
You must retrieve or register for a PIN from this site and use it to apply to test or request a score report.
The name on your identification card(s) (IDs) must match exactly with the name in your PIN record. If the name in your PIN record and the name on your IDs do not match exactly, you will be denied admission to testing and will forfeit your testing appointment and fee. You will be required to submit a new application and fee.
Retrieve PIN or Password
If you tested or applied to test, a PIN has been assigned to you.
To retrieve your PIN, you will need to enter your:
- full name as it appears on your government issued ID (first name, middle name, last name). If you tested under a different name (for example a maiden name), do not register for a new PIN, instead complete the PIN request form below.
- date of birth (follow the format from the drop down menu).
- E-mail address
- if you have forgotten your PIN, retrieve your PIN from the navigation bar on the left.
- if you know your PIN but have forgotten your password, retrieve your password using PIN Retrieval from the navigation bar on the left.
If you have difficulty retrieving your PIN or password, please complete the PIN request form below and email to: PIN@ada.org
Changing Your PIN Information
Do not register for a new PIN if you need to change or correct:
- your name (e.g., if married/divorced name or spelling does not perfectly match your ID)
- your birth date
- your e-mail address
Instead, please complete this request form to change information: PIN Request Form (PDF) and e-mail it to: PIN@ada.org.
If you experienced a problem and have already contacted us, we appreciate your patience as resolution may take five to seven business days.
Update PIN information
Do not register for a new PIN if you need to update your information (address, phone number, email address). To update your information, please select Update Your PIN from the left navigation.
Register for a PIN
Please do not register for a PIN if you have previously taken the OAT or applied to take the OAT you already have a PIN. To retrieve your PIN, select Retrieval Your PIN from the left navigation.
If you are testing for the first time, you must register for a PIN before you apply to test. Please register using your legal name as it appears on your government issued ID (first name, middle name, last name). When entering your email address, please use your personal address (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.) and not your school email address, which may be obsolete after you graduate. Please note that due to spam and junk filters, some ADA.org emails may end up in your junk/spam inbox. Our office recommends adding the ADA to your confirmed/saved senders list.
The name on your IDs must match exactly with the name in your PIN record. If the name in your PIN record and the name on your IDs do not match exactly, you will be denied admission to testing and forfeit your testing appointment and application fee. You will be required to submit a new application and fee.
Use your PIN to apply to take the test: OAT Electronic Application.
Use your PIN to send an official score/results report: Request Score Report.
best live chat