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Opticianry Act, 1991



Consolidation Period: From February 5, 2024 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 33/24.

Legislative History: 480/99, 33/24.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

1. (1) The Council shall conduct or cause to be conducted examinations for registration candidates at least once a year, and shall fix the time and place of the examinations.  O. Reg. 713/93, s. 1 (1).

(2) The examinations each year shall consist of a maximum of ten sections.  O. Reg. 713/93, s. 1 (2).

(3) No examination question shall be submitted to a candidate for examination until it has been approved by the Council.  O. Reg. 713/93, s. 1 (3).

2. A person may apply to take the Council’s examinations by submitting an application to the Registrar in the form supplied by the Council and paying the required fee.  O. Reg. 713/93, s. 2; O. Reg. 480/99, s. 1.

3. It is a requirement for eligibility to take the Council’s examinations that,

(a) the applicant must be a registered intern optician who has completed at least 1,000 hours of verified dispensing experience; or

(b) the applicant must be a person who has been ordered to take and pass the Council’s examinations by the Registration Committee as a condition of being registered as a registered optician.  O. Reg. 713/93, s. 3.

Note: On July 1, 2024, section 3 of the Regulation is revoked. (See: O. Reg. 33/24, s. 1)

4. A candidate for examination who has taken the Council’s examinations and who wishes to have his or her results reviewed by the Registration Committee is entitled to such a review upon payment of the required examination review fee.  O. Reg. 713/93, s. 4; O. Reg. 480/99, s. 2.

5. (1) A candidate who fails one or more sections of the examination shall be entitled to no more than two supplemental attempts to pass each of the sections failed.  O. Reg. 713/93, s. 5 (1).

(2) Further supplemental attempts will require proof of remediation and upgrading in accordance with policy guidelines issued by the Registration Committee.  O. Reg. 713/93, s. 5 (2).

Note: On July 1, 2024, section 5 of the Regulation is revoked. (See: O. Reg. 33/24, s. 2)

6. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).  O. Reg. 713/93, s. 6.