Registration Cycle: December 1 – November 30
Each year registrants must renew their registration to practice optometry in BC. As per section 63(1) and 108 of the College bylaws, you must ensure that all requirements for registration and optometric corporation renewal are received by the Registrar, on or before Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
Before proceeding with your registration renewal, please ensure each section under “View Your Profile” is reviewed and updated accordingly.
Registrants who wish to renew their 2024 registration but are unable to meet requirements for renewal by October 31, 2023, will be assessed a late registration fee and have until November 30 to complete their registration renewal.
Any registrant who has not successfully completed their registration renewal by November 30, 2023 ceases to be registered as of December 1, 2023. A Registrant whose registration has ceased must not practice optometry in this jurisdiction until his or her registration is reinstated in accordance with sections 64 or 65 of the Bylaws the College.
If you are not renewing your registration
You must provide written notification to the Registrar, no later than October 31, 2023, along with the completed applicable forms:
- Transfer of Record Containing Personal Information Form
- Declaration of Transferring Controlling Interest Form
- Declaration of Ownership of Records Form
For more information refer to Bylaws, s.97, s.98, s.103 and Policies, 2.4 Designation of Place of Practice s.15 & s.16.
Failure to provide written notification and applicable forms will result in late fees, as set out is Schedule E. If notification, applicable forms, and late fees have not been delivered to the Registrar by November 30, your registration will be cancelled, and the College will be unable to provide you with a letter of good standing.