Council Approves NBEO as Alternate Standards Assessment Examination

On Friday, January 18, 2019,  Council passed a motion to approve the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) examination as an alternate standards assessment examination required for registration with the College. A message to members and stakeholders from the College President, Dr. Pooya Hemami can be found here.

In order to be accepted for registration in Ontario, all three parts of the NBEO examination (Part I-ABS, Part II-PAM, and Part III-CSE) must be successfully challenged after January 18, 2019.  Additional information on this matter will be provided as it becomes available.

Please note that the Optometry Examining Board of Canada (OEBC) examination continues to be  accepted as a standards assessment examination required for registration with the College.  Applicants to the College may write either examination in order to meet the requirement for registration.

NEW – All internationally educated graduates (graduates of non-ACOE schools) must complete the approved steps in the pre-registration process  approved by the Registration Committee and FORAC before being eligible to challenge the approved entry-to-practice examination.