You may be eligible to apply as a Nationally Registered Member of the profession if you hold a current Certificate of Registration as an optician in any jurisdiction in Canada.
In order to be a Registered Optician in Ontario, you must have education and/or training in both eyeglass and contact lens dispensing.
You are eligible to register if any of the following apply:
If 1 or 2 above apply to you, you can apply to become a registered optician by completing the Application Form and submitting the following documents:
If you are currently registered to dispense eyeglasses only and have not written the NACOR contact lens examination, in order to be eligible for registration as a Nationally Registered Member of the profession, you must have completed education and/or training within the last three years that would qualify you to write the NACOR examination and meet the Entry-to-Practice Competencies.
In order to write the NACOR examination, you must first register as an intern optician.
Once the screening of your application has been completed, the College will add Optician 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.