Jurisprudence Seminar & Exam

The College provides an online Jurisprudence seminar and exam that allows registered candidates to participate remotely in North America throughout the year. Completing the online seminar and exam is mandatory for all registered applicants and must be successfully completed within 12 months of your application being received by the College.

Please see Upcoming Events & Important Dates for a comprehensive list of all Jurisprudence administered dates and deadline dates.

The College is currently only accepting applications electronically. To register, visit How to Apply. Applicants who meet the application requirements will receive notification by email of their eligibility to write the exam.

Online Seminar 

The College provides an online Jurisprudence seminar that allows registered candidates to participate remotely throughout the year. Please note that all applicants must complete the online seminar prior to participating in the jurisprudence exam. Completing the online seminar is mandatory for all registered applicants. If you have not completed the online seminar by the completion deadline date, you will not be permitted to participate in the remote Jurisprudence Exam.

How to Access the Seminar

  • Log in to the seminar through your online application portal, or
  • Use the seminar username and password that were issued to you by the College.

Jurisprudence Exam

The Jurisprudence Exam is only being offered online.

Those registered to write the Jurisprudence Exam have three days to complete the exam, which must be written in a single sitting.

Further information will be provided to you individually via email within 2-3 weeks prior to the Online Jurisprudence Practice Exam.

Exam Dates
February Exam: February 14, 15, 16 – Deadline to Register: Monday January 22, 2024
April Exam: April 17, 18, 19 – Deadline to Register: Monday, March 25, 2024 FULL – ENROLLEMNT CLOSED
May Exam: May 15, 16, 17 – Deadline to Register: Monday, April 22, 2024 FULL – ENROLLMENT CLOSED
July Exam: July 17, 18, 19 – Deadline to Register: Monday, June 24, 2024 FULL – ENROLLMENT CLOSED
August Exam: August 21, 22, 23 – Deadline to Register: Monday, July 29, 2024
October Exam: October 9, 10, 11 – Deadline to Register: Monday, September 16, 2024

Jurisprudence key dates are located here in the Event Calendar.


  • The Ontario Optometric Jurisprudence Resource Binder will be accessible throughout the seminar and exam.
  • Applicants may wish to use the study questions to assist them in preparing for the Jurisprudence Exam. 
  • Please note that applicants are also expected to be familiar with the Policies and Guidelines in Section 4 of the Ontario Optometric Jurisprudence Resource Binder, as well as the documents in the Optometric Practice Reference
  • The PDF resource material binder is available for download here: 

Changes to Contact Information

If you have legally changed your name while you are an applicant, you must notify the College immediately via email and submit proof of a notarized document of your name change or marriage license. If your contact information (email address, telephone number, home address, etc.) has changed, you must also notify the College. The College communicates information on the exam via email. Please report these changes by sending an email to Registration.

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