Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

International applicants who have completed education related to opticianry or graduates of an unaccredited opticianry school in Canada interested in applying for PLAR may be accepted for admission if they have a combination of knowledge, skills, experience, and abilities which are substantially equivalent to the requirements set out in the SCO Bylaws for new applicants.

The National Alliance of Canadian Optician Regulators (NACOR) administers PLAR on behalf of the Saskatchewan College of Opticians (SCO). For further information and registration for the PLAR process, please visit the NACOR Website by clicking the following link NACOR – PLAR.

Application and Registration for PLAR Applicants with the SCO

Once NACOR has accepted and approved your PLAR application, you will need to apply for registration with the SCO. Click on the following link to see the steps to register with the SCO.