About the Public Register
Use this tool to find information about individual opticians who are registered with the College.
The Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) sets out that the College will maintain a list of all Registered members of the College of Opticians of Ontario. The RHPA and College by-laws specify what information about each optician is to be kept and made available to the public. We call this the public register.
The public register includes a wide variety of information, such as each member’s name, any nicknames or previous names used by the member, practice name, practice location and telephone number and, if applicable, the name of each health profession corporation in which he or she is a shareholder.
The public register also includes information about each member’s registration status and class (i.e., is the optician’s certificate of registration current, or have they been suspended). If a member’s certificate of registration has been suspended, the reason for the suspension is listed.
In addition, certain information about each member’s qualifications is noted, namely, any areas of service and details regarding contact lens mentor status (or Certified Contact Lens Fitter designation).
The public register also notes any terms, conditions and limitations on each member’s certificate of registration. Information about any current allegations or previous findings of professional misconduct, incompetence or incapacity, which relate to the member are also specified.
The public register can be accessed any time by visiting Member Search on our website or by contacting the College during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm).