What are the National Examinations?
The national examinations are administered by NACOR on behalf of the provincial regulatory offices and are used in every province except Quebec. They are the final step in becoming an optician. There are currently two national examinations, one for eyeglasses and one for contact lenses.
To learn more about how to become an optician in Quebec, refer to the Ordre des opticiens d’ordonnances du Québec website.Ordre des opticiens d’ordonnances du Québec
You can sit the national examination(s) if you have:
You don’t have to wait to receive confirmation from your school that you have graduated, nor confirmation from your provincial regulatory office that you have met their requirements for eligibility.
THE ONLY WAY TO BE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR THE NACOR EXAMINATIONS IS TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION PRIOR TO THE APPLICATION DEADLINE.