The Licensed Opticians and Contact Lens Fitter programs of the following education providers are recognized by the College, under terms and conditions established by the Board as meeting the standards of academic or technical achievement required for registration, for the purposes of sections 35(1)(a) and 36(1)(b):
National Competencies for Canadian Opticians outline skills and standards that newly graduated Licensed Opticians would acquire before entering the profession. This document provides an understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for competent practice of Opticianry in British Columbia and in other jurisdictions in Canada.
This document provides a tool to assist Opticianry educators in the development of programs and curriculum that continues to meet the changing demands of modern practice. In the interest of public protection, the College must ensure that individuals applying to use the title of Licensed Opticians in British Columbia are qualified to do so. National competencies set standards for professional qualification that all Licensed Opticians in British Columbia must meet for their initial registration.