Registration FAQ

1.Does the College accept the NBEO?

Yes, we accept successful completion of the NBEO (I, II, III) as equivalent to the OEBC.

2.How long are Registration Applications valid?

Registration Applications are valid for one year from the date the application is received by the College office.

3.When is the deadline for submission?

The deadline is May 30, 2024.

4.If an application is withdrawn, is any portion of the fee refundable?

No portion of the fee is refundable.

5.What if the requirements change after my application is submitted?

Registration Applications will be reviewed under the regulations in effect at the date the application is received by the College.

6.Can an application be notarized outside of BC?

Yes you may have your application notarized outside of BC by a lawyer, notary public or other commissioner for taking oaths. Please ensure that any notarized documents are signed, dated and stamped with the seal of the lawyer, notary public, or other commissioner.

7.When should a letter of good standing be submitted?

Letters of Good Standing must be dated no more than 30 days before the Certificate of Registration is issued.

8.I can’t complete the Criminal Record Check online. How do I proceed?

If you are unable to satisfy the criteria for using Electronic Identification Verification as per the Ministry’s website, you will be required to complete a Manual Identification Verification (MIV) process. Please print out the Consent Form provided by the online system, carefully review and sign the form and send it to the College office, along with a copy of  along with a primary and secondary ID.

9.What do “OT” and “TMOD” mean?

OT – refers to Ocular Therapeutics is a component of the CACO/CSAO/OEBC. TMOD – refers to Treatment and Management of Ocular Disease is a component of the NBEO.

10.Can I write the Jurisprudence Exam at some other time?

Writing the Jurisprudence Exam on an alternate date may only be arranged under special circumstances. Request to take the jurisprudence exam on an alternate date is only considered once an applicant has become eligible to take the jurisprudence exam. Your request must be submitted in writing and accompanied with the applicable documentation.  Approval of your alternate exam date may take up to 20 working days.

11.Where and how often is the Jurisprudence Exam administered?

The Jurisprudence Exam is administered online every quarter if numbers warrant – in March, June, September, and December.

12.Do I have to attend the College’s Orientation Session?

Yes, attending the College’s Orientation session is mandatory.

13.How long does it take to get the Jurisprudence Exam results?

Considering that the Jurisprudence Exam is now being administered online, the results will be available right after completing the exam.

14.How soon will my registration be active?

After completing all the requirements for registration including the annual registration payment, your BC registration number and package will be sent to you.