(Updated on March 18, 2019)
If the applicant has successfully completed the Jurisprudence Exam within one year of his/her application date, the application remains valid for 24 months to provide the applicant the adequate time to complete registration requirements.
Applicants can sit for the entry-to-practice exam approved by the College of Optometrists of Ontario before or after writing the Jurisprudence Exam.
Entry-to-Practice Exam Results:
If the applicant has passed the approved entry-to-practice exam more than three years before applying for registration, the applicant must meet the criteria set out in one of the following subparagraphs:
A. of having provided at least 750 hours of direct optometric care to patients during the 36-month period immediately prior to applying for a general certificate of registration from the College, and of being competent to practise in accordance with the standards of practice on the basis of an assessment of any records that the applicant would have been required to maintain pursuant to the regulations, if the applicant had been a member of the College, or
B. of being competent to practise in accordance with the standards of practice on the basis of an evaluation of the applicant’s knowledge, skills and judgment.