This series of 13 bridging modules was developed to help internationally trained opticians prepare for PLAR.  The bridging modules are based on the National Competencies for Opticians that are evaluated in both the Competency Gap Analysis (CGA) and the Case Based Interview (CBI).

Each bridging module contains a theoretical instructional component and an interactive student participatory component.  Both are enhanced with student assignments that include video and reading instruction.  The theoretical component includes practically-based case studies, problem-solving and self-test assignments.  The student is required to study the theoretical component before engaging in interactive study. Each module also contains an extensive resource section with required as well as recommended reading.

For a list of the National Competencies covered in each bridging module as well as a detailed outline of what is included in each module click on this link:Competencies Summary

Bridging Module Post-Tests

For PLAR candidates ready to complete the Bridging Module Post-Test(s) please fill out the application form and submit to

CLICK HERE for the Bridging Module Post-Test Application Form

After processing the application, the NACOR office will send a link via email.  The link provided is for one attempt at the post-test and will not expire. The post-test is open-book with no time limit for completion however once the test is submitted changes cannot be made.  The fee for each post-test is $100.00 plus applicable GST/HST.

The required pass mark for the bridging module post-tests is 80%.