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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 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

2017 Exam Dates

September 23 - 24, 2017
Location:   Douglas College, Coquitlam, B.C.
Application Deadline:  Friday, August 25, 2017

October 28 - 29, 2017
Location:   Georgian College, Barrie Ontario
Application Deadline:  Friday, September 22, 2017

November 17 - 19, 2017
Location:    Oulton College Main Campus, Moncton, New Brunswick
Application Deadline:  Friday, October 20, 2017

2018 Exam Dates

January 20 - 21, 2018
Location:     Douglas College, Coquitlam, B.C.
Application Deadline:  Friday, December 15, 2017

February 3 - 4, 2018
Location:     NAIT Main College, Edmonton, Alberta
Application Deadline:  Friday, January 5, 2018

May 4 - 6, 2018
Location:     Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario
Application Deadline:   Friday, March 30, 2018

May 26 - 27, 2018
Location:  NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta
Application Deadline:  Friday, April 27, 2018

June 2 - 3, 2018
Location:  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 4, 2018

June 2 - 3, 2018
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 4, 2018

June 9 - 10, 2018
Location:  Oulton College Main Campus, Moncton, New Brunswick
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 11, 2018

June 22 - 24, 2018
Location:  Douglas College, Coquitlam, B.C.
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 25, 2018

June 23 - 24, 2018
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 25, 2018

October 26 - 28, 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