The COBC was established under the Health
Professions Act (HPA) in 1994 with a duty to serve and protect the
public by regulating opticians, as well as to fulfill
its responsibilities in the public interest.
The HPA required each health regulatory organization to develop and administer a quality assurance program. Quality assurance (QA) programming supports and promotes high practice standards amongst health practitioners and ensures that the public's trust is well placed.
Opticians are entrusted by the public to provide safe, effective
and ethical health care at all times throughout their careers. They meet
entry-to-practice competencies when they are first registered and continue to
meet various benchmarks and/or constructions of competence as they progress in
their career, with the help of QA programming.
In 2018, COBC started the transition of its QA programming from a credit-based program to a new competency-based program, and it was fully implemented for all registrants in 2020.
To learn more about the continuing education program, click on the link below:
Phone: (204) 927 - 2101