Licensing Examination

NATIONAL LICENSING 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 Examination, 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 examination.

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

2021 Examination Dates

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

October 22 - 24, 2021
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T.B.A
Remains Friday, September 17, 2021

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

2022 Examination Dates

January 15 - 16, 2022
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Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Friday, December 17, 2021

February 25 - 27, 2022
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TBD, Ontario
Friday, January 21, 2022

April 29 - May 1, 2022
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TBD, Ontario
Friday, March 25, 2022

May 13 - 15, 2022
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NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta
Friday, April 15, 2022

June 4 - 5, 2022
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Friday, May 6, 2022

June 4 - 5, 2022
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
Friday, May 6, 2022

June 10 - 12, 2022
French & English Examination
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Oulton College, Moncton, New Brunswick
Friday, May 27, 2022

June 24 - 26, 2022
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Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia
Friday, May 27, 2022

June 24 - 26, 2022
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Friday, May 27, 2022

September 23 - 25, 2022
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SAIT Campus, Calgary, Alberta
Friday, August 26, 2022

October 21 -23, 2022
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T.B.D, Ontario
Friday, September 16, 2022

November 5 - 6, 2022
French & English Examination
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Oulton College, Moncton, New Brunswick
Friday, October 7, 2022

November 19 - 20, 2022
French Examination
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Collège La Cité, Ottawa, Ontario
Friday, October 14, 2022