For general information and guidance on how to apply, please visit How to Apply.
To apply via the online portal, you must meet the following criteria:
- You are a graduate of an accredited optometry school and planning to apply for the General Certificate of Registration
- Academic, internationally trained, and labour mobility applicants are not yet eligible to apply via the portal. The online application will be made available to them in Phase 2.
- You are able to make online payments
To get started on your online application, please submit your full legal name and personal email (not your educational email) using the form below:
Please check your junk folder if you do not see an email with the link in your inbox upon submission.
Returning to the Portal
You can always return to the portal by logging in via the Member Login page and clicking on “Continue Applications”. The Member Login button is also available in the header of the College’s website.
Assistance by the College
As this is the first phase of the online application portal, we are well-aware that you may encounter issues with the portal during your application process (although we do not expect this to be significant). Please be assured that the College staff are prepared to support you in every step of the way as you navigate through our new portal!
For any issues, please contact Registration (contact information in the right sidebar).
NOTE: Please note that the application requirements are outlined on page 6-11 within the info package. (A requirements checklist page will be accessible on the online application portal.) Access the information package in either English or French for those who have graduated from an optometry school accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) and FAQ’s are found here: https://collegeoptom.on.ca/resources/frequently-asked-questions/.