Becoming an Optician 

Opticians, contact lens fitters, and opticians who conduct automated refracting are required to register with the College. The titles "optician", "dispensing optician", and "contact lens fitter," are reserved for those registered with the College. In addition, contact lens fitting and automated refraction are restricted activities. In BC, anyone wishing to practice opticianry, identify with these titles, and conduct restricted activities are required to register with the College. 

Brand new to the profession?

Find out about training and education here. We also have a separate website dedicated to information and tools to become an optician. 

Already trained and educated? Which category do you fit? Select one below. 

Start the online registration application process here. Please allow 4-6 weeks to process any application.

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