Licencing Examination

NATIONAL LICENCING EXAMINATIONS

National Examination Background and Information

National Alliance of Canadian Optician 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 licencing 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 licencing 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 licencing examination.

National Optical Sciences Examination Dates and Venues

Examination dates are subject to change

2020 Exam Dates

January 16 - 17, 2021
Location:     Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Application Deadline:   Friday, December 18, 2020 Space is limited. Applications accepted in order received.

February 6 - 7, 2021
Location:     NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta
Application Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2021 Space is limited. Applications accepted in order received.

October 22 - 24, 2021
Location:     T.B.A, Ontario
Application Deadline:   Remains Friday, September 17, 2021

April 30 - May 2, 2021
Location:     T.B.A, Ontario
Application Deadline: Friday, March 19, 2021 Space is limited. Applications accepted in order received.

May 14 - 16, 2021
Location:  NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta
Application Deadline:  Friday, April 16, 2021 Space is limited. Applications accepted in order received.

June 5 - 6, 2021
Location:  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 7, 2021 Space is limited. Applications accepted in order received.

June 5 - 6, 2020
Location:  Winnipeg, Manitoba
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 7, 2021 Space is limited. Applications accepted in order received.

November 13- 14, 2021
French & English Exam
Location:  Oulton College, Moncton, New Brunswick
Application Deadline:  Friday, October 15, 2021. Space is limited. Applications accepted in order received.

January 16 - 17, 2021 
Location:  Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Application Deadline: Friday, December 18, 2021. Space is limited. Applications accepted in order received.

June 26 - 27, 2021
Location:  Halifax, Nova Scotia
Application Deadline:  Friday, May 28, 2021 Space is limited. Applications accepted in order received.

January 23 - 24, 2021
French Exam Only
Location: College La Cite, Ottawa, Ontario
Application Deadline: Friday, December 18, 2020 L'espace est limite demandes acceptees dans l'order recu.

April 16 - 18, 2021
French & English Exam

Location:   Oulton College, Moncton, New Brunswick
Application Deadline:  Wait List Only