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OUR ROLE
The College of Opticians regulates and improves the Opticianry* practice by ensuring Licensed Opticians provide high quality, competent and professional care to help people achieve better vision.

The College was established in 1994 and has a duty to serve and protect the public, as well as to exercise its powers and fulfill its responsibilities in the public interest. One of the main roles of self-regulating health professions is ensuring comprehensive life long competency programs are in place to ensure that members remain current with changing technology and are able to adapt to increased service demands of the health care consumer.

OUR VISION
Professionals ensuring safe, quality vision care for all.

OUR MISSION
Regulating qualified competent Licensed Opticians in the public interest.

OUR CORE VALUES

1. Professional: ensuring registrants fulfill the standards of practice and code of ethics.

2. Innovative: constantly improving opticianry competencies and  increasing technological advancements.

3. Safety: ensuring registrants deliver quality, safe vision care.

4. Integrity: honest, credible and trustworthy at all times.

5. Dedicated: passionately committed to vigilant regulation of vision care services.

A health profession in which a person provides the services of dispensing vision appliances, conducting automated refractions and promoting eye health and proper use of vision appliances.

Continuing Competency Workshops
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Yesterday, September 22, 2017 |
The COBC is doing workshops on Sunday, Sept 24, 2017 on Vancouver Island to help introduce the new Continuing Competency Program! Check out the times and locations below:
1) Victoria - 9AM to 12PM; University of Victoria Haro Room (3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC); Click here to RSVP

2) Nanaimo - 5PM to 8PM; Coast Bastion Hotel Colville Room (11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC); Click here to RSVP
The COBC is doing workshops on Sunday, Sept 24, 2017 on Vancouver Island to help introduce the new Continuing Competency Program! Check out the times and locations below:
1) Victoria - 9AM to 12PM; University of Victoria Haro Room (3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC); Click here to RSVP

2) Nanaimo - 5PM to 8PM; Coast Bastion Hotel Colville Room (11 Bastion St, Nanaimo, BC); Click here to RSVP


Nomination to the College of Opticians Board - Electoral District 1 (Lower Mainland)
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September 08, 2017 |
The College is looking for leaders to be nominated from the Lower Mainland to the Board to help regulate the profession. The College is responsible for setting and enforcing the standards of opticianry. As a self-regulating profession, the Board of the College has the important duty of overseeing the College's regulatory activities and is accountable for how the College operates.
The College is looking for leaders to be nominated from the Lower Mainland to the Board to help regulate the profession. The College is responsible for setting and enforcing the standards of opticianry. As a self-regulating profession, the Board of the College has the important duty of overseeing the College's regulatory activities and is accountable for how the College operates.

Professional regulation is evolving so the College is seeking new board members who are innovative, willing to adapt in an ever-changing environment and deeply care about public safety. Successful board members have knowledge and skills in areas like leadership, strategy, stakeholder relations, decision-making, finance, and of-course professional regulation. In addition, it is important that board members are professional, performance-oriented and are aware of self and others.

By nominating yourself or your fellow optician for election, you have the opportunity to make a difference by participating in the regulation of opticianry and ensuring opticians provide safe, quality vision care for all.

Please refer to the applicable documents below. The deadline for nomination is 5:00 pm on October 2, 2017. Nominees must submit completed nomination forms and provide profile information.

a. Notice of Election – Please click here.
b. Nomination for Election Form & sample profile – Please click here.

You can find both of these forms on our website here under election notice and forms.

The College looks forward to your nomination. If you have any questions, please contact the College office at 604-278-7510 or cchong@cobc.ca.


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