Optometric Corporation Permit Renewal

As per Part 8 of the Bylaws, please ensure that your optometric corporation (“O.C.”) permit renewal documents and payment are received by the Registrar, no later than October 31, 2023. You may renew your 2024 optometric corporation permit online beginning Friday, September 29, 2023 at 5:00 p.m., by accessing your renewal form under “Registrant Login”.

 Once you log in click on “Renew” button next to “Corporation Registration”.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a “Four (4) Step Process”. In order to renew your optometric corporation permit online, it is important that you read each and every step and accurately complete the required fields.

Step 1 - Instruction/Optometric Corporation Permit Renewal Details

Since this step details the fees, penalties, refund policy, privacy policy, etc., we urge you to read carefully before you proceed.

Step 2 - Profile

If any item needs to be changed in your profile that requires contacting the College office, you will still be able to successfully submit your optometric corporation permit renewal online.

Step 3 - Declarations

Complete the Statutory Declarations. Please note that in order to proceed to the next step all of the declarations must be completed.

Step 4 - Payments

The Optometric Corporation Permit renewal fee of $200.00 is payable to the College of Optometrists of BC.

Manual Renewal

To renew your optometric corporation permit manually (via paper application), you must complete Form 10: Registration Renewal Application and  Form 15A: BC Optometric Corporation Permit Renewal Application and submit it along with the annual registration fee, as set out in Schedule E  to the College office. (a cheque or money order payable to College of Optometrists of BC), and mail to the following address:

Attn: Registrar
College of Optometrists of BC
906 – 938 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1N9

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you submit your O.C. Permit Renewal Application by mail, and your documents are not received by the Registrar, or are received but incomplete or illegible, or your payment by cheque is delayed in any way, you will be subject to a late fee, as set out in Schedule E of the College Bylaws. Please consider sending your Renewal Application by registered mail.

If you are not renewing your Optometric Corporation Permit

If you are not renewing your optometric corporation permit for 2024, you must provide written notification to the Registrar, no later than October 31, 2023. Failure to do so will result in late fees being assessed. Please note that an Optometric Corporation whose permit is not renewed on or before November 30, 2023 will cease to be an Optometric Corporation as of December 1, 2023 and a new permit must be applied for under section 106.