Information for ACOE Accredited Optometry Program Students

Once you have graduated from an ACOE accredited School of Optometry (please refer to the attached list), you are able to apply directly to the Canadian Examiners in Optometry to challenge the national entry to practice examination – the CSAO (Canadian Standard Assessment in Optometry). For test dates, pre-requisites, application forms, fees and other related information, go to www.ceo-eco.org.

All provinces except Quebec require students to successfully pass the CASO in order to register in their province. After you have passed the exam, you are able to apply directly to the province of your choice. We advise graduates to contact the regulatory college in the province you wish to practice to find out their additional specific registration requirements (such as a criminal check, jurisprudence exam, etc.)

Federation of Optometric Regulatory Authorities of Canada | Fédération des autorités réglementaires optométriques du Canada