Coronavirus (COVID-19)

July 24, 2020
Update on Fall Examinations
The following information is a brief update on the fall sittings of the national examinations. 
NACOR and the provincial regulatory boards are committed to hosting fall sessions of the national exams.  The health of examination candidates and examiners is a top priority and we are actively working together to ensure that we will be able to comply with health guidelines regarding group size, physical distancing and infection control in all host provinces.  Due to current restrictions some of the traditional examination locations will not be available for fall examinations and we are working on securing suitable locations for these exams.
At this time dates for the fall exams have not been confirmed.  Further information will be released in late August.  Candidates that have already sent NACOR an application from will be notified directly by the NACOR office via email with the dates for the examination in their province.
Candidates that have not already sent in an application form to NACOR and are planning to sit an exam in the fall are asked to send their application form to
The NACOR office will not process any examination fees until a candidate has confirmed that they plan to attend the examination on the date set for their province.
NACOR and the provincial regulatory boards understand that this is a stressful situation for all recent graduates and we are committed to getting you more information as soon as it is confirmed.
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April 17, 2020
All Spring 2020 Examinations POSTPONED
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all national examinations scheduled in May and June of 2020 have been POSTPONED.  Once government restrictions are lifted we will begin working with provincial regulatory boards to set new examination dates for Fall 2020.
You do not have to wait until after you have completed your program to apply.  We are encouraging all students to continue to submit their NACOR applications to our office. 
We will not process application fees until a new date for any examination has been announced. We will contact applicants directly via email as soon as new dates for your location have been scheduled.  We will also post the new dates on our website.
Once we contact you with a new date you will have the option to remain enrolled in the newly scheduled exams or withdraw without penalty.
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 20, 2020
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NACOR application

March 18, 2020
Please continue to submit your NACOR application by the application deadline posted on our Dates and Venues page.  In the event that your examination date is changed we will then contact you directly with updated information.  Application fees will not be processed until a new examination date has been scheduled.


March 16, 2020
The National Examinations scheduled to be held at Georgian College on May 1-3 have been POSTPONED.   
NACOR is currently working with the College of Opticians of Ontario and Georgian College to find a new date for the examination. We will contact all registered candidates and post the new date on our website as soon as it is available.


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