You must apply for a Certificate of Registration as a registered intern optician in order to challenge the National Eyeglass and Contact Lens Examinations. If you have not yet challenged the examinations but wish to do so, you may submit an application for a Certificate of Registration as a registered intern optician if you:
Please note that you are not required to provide proof of Professional Liability Insurance as part of your application for a Certificate of Registration as a registered intern optician.
Intern opticians may apply for a Certificate of Registration as a registered optician upon successful completion of the National Eyeglass and Contact Lens Examinations.
Once the screening of your application has been completed, the College will add Intern application and registration fees to your online account in your profile with the College. You will receive an email notification from the College when the fees are added to your account. The fees must be paid online in the Registrant Portal. Please note that the processing of your application will not be finalized until the fees are received.
Step-by-step instructions on how to make a payment can be found here.
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.