National Optical Sciences Examination Dates and Venues

August 20, 2020
Update to Examination Policy
Due to COVID-19 restrictions on examinations all candidates with the exception of Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island residents, must sit the national examinations in their home province.
 
March 20, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all May and June 2020 examinations have been postponed.  Once government restrictions are lifted we will begin working with provincial regulatory boards to set new exam 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 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 exam location have been scheduled.  New dates will be posted below.
 
Once we contact you with a new date you will have the option to remain enrolled in the newly scheduled exams or to withdraw without penalty.

Scheduled: October 3 & 4, 2020

Location:

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Application Deadline:

Friday, September 4, 2020  *Space is Limited.  Applications considered in order received.

Scheduled: October 3 & 4, 2020

Location:

Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia

Application Deadline:

Friday, September 4, 2020  *Space is Limited.   Applications considered in order received.

Scheduled: October 17 & 18, 2020

Location:

NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta

Application Deadline:

Friday, September 11, 2020  *Space is Limited.   Applications considered in order received.

October 23-25, 2020 - Dates Subject to Change

Location:

Ontario, Location TBD

Application Deadline:

Friday, September 18, 2020  *Space is Limited.  Applications considered in order received.

November 14-15, 2020  Postponed - New Dates in 2021 TBD

French & English Exam

Location:

Oulton College, Moncton, New Brunswick

Application Deadline:

TBD

2021 Examination Dates

Examination Dates are Subject to Change

January 16-17, 2021

Location:

Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia

Application Deadline:

Friday, December 18, 2020

February 6-7, 2021

Location:

NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta

Application Deadline:

Friday, January 8, 2021

April 30-May 2, 2021

Location:

Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

Application Deadline:

Friday, March 26, 2021

May 14-16, 2021

Location:

NAIT Main Campus, Edmonton, Alberta

Application Deadline:

Friday, April 16, 2021

June 5-6, 2021

Location:

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Application Deadline:

Friday, May 7, 2021

June 5-6, 2021

Location:

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Application Deadline:

Friday, May 7, 2021

June 11-13, 2021

French & English Exam

Location:

Oulton College, Moncton, New Brunswick

Application Deadline:

Friday, May 14, 2021

June 25-27, 2021

Location:

Douglas College, Coquitlam, British Columbia

Application Deadline:

Friday, May 28, 2021

June 26-27, 2021

Location:

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Application Deadline:

Friday, May 28, 2021

October 22-24, 2021

Location:

Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

Application Deadline:

Friday, September 17, 2021

November 13-14, 2021

French & English Exam

Location:

Oulton College, Moncton, New Brunswick

Application Deadline:

Friday, October 15, 2021