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To apply for the exams, please contact NACOR office for the application form and apply early to reserve your seat. If candidates need any special arrangements (e.g. travel and/or medical), please notify both NACOR office and the COBC in writing as soon as possible. Please visit the NACOR website - it has more information on registering for the exam and details on writing the exam.

Examinations are held throughout Canada, applicants are free to apply to challenge the examination in any province.

During past examinations in British Columbia, Saturdays have typically been set aside for the Eyeglass Examination, while Sundays have typically been set aside for the Contact Lens Examination. The location of the examinations will be at David Lam Campus, Douglas College in Coquitlam, BC.


NATIONAL EXAMINATION BACKGROUND AND INFORMATION
The College of Opticians deemed the National Examination Committee (combined Optical Sciences 1 - Eyeglasses Examination and Optical Sciences 2 - Advanced Practice Contact Lens Examination) administered by the National Association of Canadian Opticianry Regulators (NACOR), equivalent to the College of Opticians of British Columbia Registration Examination, in November 2003. 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 a License Optician. The objective was to develop an examination that will be accepted across Canada.

Information about the National examination contents and process can be obtained by calling the NACOR office at 1-866-949-1950 or by visiting NACOR.

A candidate is entitled to attempt the National examination a maximum of three (3) times within a three-year period. After the third attempt, the candidate must comply with an upgrading program, as approved by the Registration Committee of the College of Opticians of British Columbia, before any further attempt of the examination will be permitted.

National Examination Committee
An extension of NACOR, the National Examination Committee, has an objective of developing an examination accepted across Canada. Currently, the National Exam is used in nine provinces and it has been administered on more than forty occasions.

Contact:
National Examination Committee
2711-83 Garry Street
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 4J9
Ph. 204-949-1950
Fax. (204) 949-9153
Toll Free: 1-866-949-1950
exam@nacor.ca

Recruiting for a Registrar
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October 13, 2017 |
An exciting leadership opportunity:

Established in 1994, under the Health Professions Act, The College of Opticians of British Columbia is the professional regulatory body established to protect British Columbia’s public by regulating the practice of Registered Opticians. As part of its mandate, the College establishes and oversees: code of ethics, registration, standards of practice, the patient relations program, quality assurance initiatives as well as addresses public concern regarding registrants. 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.
An exciting leadership opportunity:

Established in 1994, under the Health Professions Act, The College of Opticians of British Columbia is the professional regulatory body established to protect British Columbia’s public by regulating the practice of Registered Opticians. As part of its mandate, the College establishes and oversees: code of ethics, registration, standards of practice, the patient relations program, quality assurance initiatives as well as addresses public concern regarding registrants. 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.

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Should you be interested in learning more about this leadership opportunity please contact Carol Robinson or Paul Phillips or forward your resume, a letter of introduction and the names and contact information for three referees, in confidence, to info@hwest.ca


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