Becoming an Optician

In British Columbia, the titles “optician” and “contact lens fitter”—and all titles derived from these, like “dispensing optician”—are reserved for registrants of COBC. In addition, contact lens fitting and automated refraction are restricted activities. Therefore, anyone wishing to practice opticianry, identify with these titles, or perform restricted activities in this province is required to register with COBC. 
Brand new to the profession?
Find out about training and education here. We also have a separate website with more information and tools for those interested in becoming an optician. 
Ready to apply?
Start the process here.