Accredited Education Applicant
Applicants for a certificate of registration as an optician:
Applicants for registration as a registered optician in Ontario must be graduates from an educational program that is approved by the College or one deemed equivalent by the College’s Registration Committee and must have successfully completed the National Eyeglass and Contact Lens Examinations. Furthermore it is a requirement of registration that these applicants submit 1,000 hours of verified dispensing experience (PDF).
Applicants for a certificate of registration as an intern optician:
Applicants who have graduated from an educational program approved by the College or those who are required by the registration committee to complete additional training or specified examinations or both, have completed additional training but have not yet challenged the National Eyeglass and National Contact Lens Examinations must apply 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.
Applicants for a certificate of registration as a student optician:
Effective: September 1, 2013
Please click here for important information regarding applications for a certificate of registration as a registered student optician with the College.
Application Processing Time
Please refer to the registration timelines document for information on how long processing of your application will take.
Retention of Submitted Supporting DocumentsPlease refer to the Retention of Legal and Verifying Documents Policy for information.
Non-Exemptible Registration Requirements
By Class of Registration
Exemptible Registration Requirements
The Registration Committee has developed a flow-chart that outlines the above process.