To practise as a regulated health professional in Ontario, you must be a member of your profession’s regulatory college and hold a certificate of registration. Regulated health professionals are required by law to deliver competent, ethical and professional services, and are accountable to the public through their respective colleges.
The College of Opticians of Ontario (COO) regulates the profession of opticianry in Ontario. The COO is dedicated to supporting opticians in their delivery of high quality, safe and ethical care to the public of Ontario.
To practise as an optician in Ontario, internationally educated opticians must hold a Certificate of Registration and meet the requirements set out by the COO. To become eligible for the Certificate of Registration, internationally educated opticians must meet the following registration requirements:
To learn more about the registration requirements, please visit the College of Opticians of Ontario website.
Visit Services for Internationally Educated Health Professionals for information about Access Centre services and how to participate.