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NATIONAL LICENSING EXAMINATIONS

National Examination Background and Information

National Association of Canadian Opticianry Regulators (NACOR) developed the Optical Sciences 1 – Eyeglasses Examination and Optical Sciences 2 – Advanced Practice Contact Lens Examination as a vehicle to measure competencies of those individuals seeking entry to practice as an optician. The objective was to develop an examination that will be accepted across Canada.

Information about the National examination contents and the process can be obtained by calling the NACOR office at 1-866-949-1950 or by visiting NACOR.


Eligibility

In order to be eligible to take the NACOR Exam candidates must have completed and passed an accreditated education program or gone through the proper process deemed appropriate by the Registration Committee. 

Candidates must be registered as a Student Optician with the SCO in order to challenge the national exam.

A student shall be permitted three attempts to pass the NACOR licensing examination in opticianry or contact lens technique. Where a person is unsuccessful on the third attempt, that person shall be required to take a further course of training approved by the council and upon completion shall be granted permission from the council to again take the NACOR licensing examination.

Where a person has completed the approved course and not attempted the NACOR examination for a period of three years, the person shall be required to take a future course of training approved by the council and upon completion shall again be granted permission from the council to take the NACOR licensing examination.

National Optical Sciences Examination Dates and Venues

Examination dates are subject to change

2018 Exam Dates

November 2 - 4, 2018
Location:    Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
Application Deadline:  Friday, September 21, 2018

November 17 - 18, 2018
Location:    Oulton College Main Campus, Moncton, New Brunswick
Application Deadline:  Friday, October 19, 2018

2019 Exam Dates

January 19 - 20, 2019
Location:     Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Application Deadline:  Friday, December 21, 2018

February 9 - 10, 2019
Location:     NAIT Main College, Edmonton, Alberta
Application Deadline:  Friday, January 11, 2019

May 3 - 5, 2019
Location:     Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
Application Deadline:   Friday, March 29, 2019

May 25 - 26, 2019
Location:  NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta
Application Deadline:  Friday, April 26, 2019

June 1 - 2, 2019
Location:  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 3, 2019

June 1 - 2, 2019
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 3, 2019

June 7 - 9, 2019
Location:  Oulton College Main Campus, Moncton, New Brunswick
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 10, 2019

June 21 - 23, 2019
Location:  Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 24, 2019

June 22 - 23, 2019
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 24, 2019

November 1 - 3, 2019
Location:  Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
Application Deadline:  Friday, September 20, 2019

November 16 - 17, 2019
Location:   Oulton College Main Campus, Moncton, New Brunswick
Application Deadline:  Friday, October 18, 2019