In order to practise optometry in British Columbia, you must complete the Registration Application, submit all documents required by that form, pay the Assessment of registration application fee, attend the College’s mandatory Orientation Session and successfully pass the Jurisprudence Examination. Please note that successfully completing the Jurisprudence Examination is the final step in your Application process.

The next Jurisprudence Examination is scheduled for November 20, 2019 in conjunction with the College’s mandatory Orientation Session. The location for the Jurisprudence Exam and Orientation will be announced at a later time.

To be eligible to attend the November 20 session, you must deliver to the Registrar, a completed application form, the $475.00 Assessment of registration application fee, and supporting documents, no later than September 2, 2019.

Important Note: To ensure your Application and supporting documents are received, we strongly encourage you to send by Registered mail or courier. Receipt of your application and supporting documents will be acknowledged after the September 2, 2019 deadline.

If all items received are deemed acceptable, you will be asked to confirm your attendance in writing for the Jurisprudence Examination and mandatory College Orientation Session, and enclose a cheque or money order for $200 CDN (payable to College of Optometrists of BC), no later than  October 4, 2019. Upon receipt of your confirmation and payment, study materials and venue information will be sent to you, no later than October 18, 2019.

For step-by-step instructions on how to complete your Application, please select from the following options: