Call for NACOR Examiners 

Considering giving back to your profession?  Becoming an Examiner is a great way to get involved with the College.  This is a casual, contract position. The College will provide a daily honorarium as well as reimburse you for expenses related to travel and meals.

The College of Opticians of Ontario (COO) is accepting applications from registered opticians for the role of Examiner.

The entry to practice examinations are offered by the National Alliance of Canadian Optician Regulators (NACOR).  The COO recognizes the following examinations:

1.    Optical Sciences 1 – Eyeglass Examination
2.    Optical Sciences 2 – Advanced Practice Contact Lens Examinations

The National Exams are held several times a year at various locations throughout Ontario.  Orientation and training will be provided at exam sessions. Examiners are not required to attend every session.

Role of the Examiner

An Examiner observes the performance of exam candidates in a practical station and records their observations on standardized test sheets.  Examiners do not determine whether a candidate passes/fails a section or the examinations, NACOR makes the pass/fail decision. 

Examiner Qualifications and Skills

Applicants for Examiner positions must:

  • Hold a current certificate of registration as an RO with the College of Opticians in good standing, which includes active engagement in the annual quality assurance requirements.
  • Have practiced in the profession for at least 3 years.
  • Be current and fluent in the subject they are examining
  • Demonstrate proficient communication skills. Bilingualism is considered an asset.
  • Must not have been teaching full or part-time in an opticianry program within one year preceding the date of the examination.  This does not include acting as a practicum or co-op supervisor.
  • Must not have been found to have committed an act of professional misconduct
  • Must not have had their certificate of registration revoked preceding the exam date
  • Must not be subject to term, condition, or limitation other than one prescribed by legislation
  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated s defined as 14 days after their second vaccination. 
  • Demonstrate diversity, equity and inclusion awareness.
  • Deonstrate an understanding of the principles of fairness, impartiality, objectivity, and transparency.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills and attention to detail.

To Apply 

Please complete and submit the Examiner Application form, a resume and three references to or 

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The selection process will include a telephone interview and reference check.

The College of Opticians of Ontario, an equal opportunity employer, is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that is reflective of the diversity of the public that we serve. Eligible candidates from equity-deserving groups are encouraged to apply, including Indigenous persons, racialized persons / persons of colour, women, LGBTQ2S+, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. 

If you require additional assistance for any part of the application process, you may contact Peggy Dreyer, Manager, Professional Practice and Quality Assurance at


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