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Profile of the Membership of the National Board of Opticianry Accreditation

The Board of Accreditation consists of seven members.

• Three of the representatives are to be chosen by NACOR Board of Directors.
• Three of the representatives are to be chosen by the opticians Canadian
Association of Optician Educators (CAOE) Board of Directors.
• One member will be chosen by NACOR from Industry or Opticianry at large.

Role and Responsibilities of the National Board of Opticianry Accreditation (“the Board”)

• The Board establishes and revises accreditation requirements and processes as
needed.
• The Board establishes, administers and abides by protocols such as conflict of
interest, confidentiality and privacy.
• The Board establishes, administers and abides by policies and/or procedures
related to accreditation (e.g. disclosure, appeals).
• The Board directs administration staff to determine the eligibility of a program for
accreditation after careful review of the preliminary submission of documentation.
• The Board selects a 3 person Survey Team for a specific program accreditation.
• The Board makes final decisions related to a specific program’s accreditation
based on recommendations from the Survey Team.
• The Board directs the administration staff to communicate the decision results of
the accreditation review to the program.
• Board refers appeals regarding process or the decision to NACOR
• The Board directs administration staff to communicate with programs regarding
compliance, through written notification and electronic communication.
• The Board monitors compliance with accreditation requirements through regular
communication with the educational programs.
• The Board reports to NACOR on an annual basis.

Report Reviewer

A report reviewer may be employed by the administration staff when making the initial
decision on eligibility of a program or when reviewing the reports of the survey team and
the recommendations. This may be necessary if, for example, a staff member is not a
specialist in the professional area of the request or the report.

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