Who needs to reinstate?
Registrants who have had their registration suspended will need to apply for reinstatement if they wish to continue practicing as an Optician. Should a registrant fail to renew their registration by the
March 31 deadline, they will receive an official notice of suspension.
Suspended registrants can apply to reinstate their licence
at any time by completing the following steps:
You can review the current reinstatement and registration
If your registration has been suspended for 3 or more years,
you will need to undergo an additional review process. This is to determine
whether you've maintained the skill level and knowledge required to meet
the opticianry standards outlined in the national competencies. The assessment consists
of a multiple-choice examination based on the national competencies; there is
an assessment fee of $300 per designation. The results of the assessment, along
with all other application materials, will be provided to the COBC’s
Registration Committee for consideration. The Registration Committee will
determine the best steps to return-to-practice.
Applicants may be returned directly
to Practicing status, or may be directed to complete additional
coursework to address competency concerns identified in the review process.
The newly reinstated Licensed Optician will continue to
follow their original three-year mandatory Continuing Education credit cycle,
based on the date they were first registered with the College of Opticians.
Phone: (204) 927 - 2101