Each Canadian province has its own regulatory College or Board that provides registration or licensure to its Opticians. The Regulatory body (often known as a ‘College’ but separate from, and not to be confused with, an Educational Institute) has a Government mandate to protect the public. This includes enforcement of Provincial Statutes (Opticians Act) and public awareness campaigns.
In Saskatchewan the Regulatory body is called, the Saskatchewan College of Opticians (SCO). SCO regulates and oversees the practice of opticians in the public interest by ensuring that Saskatchewan Opticians provide quality professional care to help people achieve better vision.
Our mission is to:
- Remain accountable to the public interest
- Commit to accessibility to the public and registrants
- Emphasize fairness in our conduct
- Strive for efficiency in regulating the profession of Opticianry in Saskatchewan