You are considered an accredited applicant if you completed your Opticianry education at one of the following institutions:
The national examinations are offered by the National Alliance of Canadian Optician Regulators (NACOR). The College of Opticians of Ontario (COO) recognizes the following examinations:
In order to qualify for registration as an optician in Ontario, individuals must:
Please Note: A registered intern optician can perform the Controlled Act of Dispensing only under the supervision of a registered optician, optometrist or physician. Further, if you have not completed 1000 hours of verified dispensing experience during the course of your program, you must complete the hours while registered as an intern optician.
To apply for a Certificate of Registration as an intern optician, please complete the Application Form, and submit it along with the following:
Registration department or Committee decisions can be appealed to the College’s Registration Appeal Panel (RAP), and further to the Health Professions Review and Appeal Board (HPARB). Applicants are provided with information about the review process when they are issued a decision letter.
Applicants choosing to appeal will not be subject to any repercussions from the College.