The College accepts the following entry-to-practice exams:
Learn more about applying to write these exams in our information package.
Entry-to-Practice Exams and Practice Assessments
An applicant for registration is referred for a practice assessment or practice evaluation if it has been more than three years since they successfully completed the entry-to-practice examination. In some cases, an applicant may have to undergo both processes to ensure they are competent to practise optometry in Ontario in accordance with the standards of practice.
The College receives many applications from optometrists working in jurisdictions outside of Canada. In the case of international applicants:
The Registration Committee is often unable to determine an applicant’s competence using the results of a practice assessment alone. Therefore, to avoid having an applicant incur the costs and additional time associated with two processes, it is recommended that the applicant undergo a practice evaluation at the onset.
If the applicant is found to have deficiencies, the Registration Committee may make recommendations for the applicant to meet the standards of practice set in Ontario.
Learn more in the Registration FAQs.