Orthoptics Certification
For employment in Canada an orthoptist requires successful completion of COC certifying exams. Each certificant must pay COC annual fees, and submit proof of continuing education.

Certification Information


International Orthoptists – Info for Canadian Certification


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Application for training in Canada



Candidate Information Manual

  1. Candidate Information Manual

  2. Appendix for 2019 Exam

  3. Exam application



Continuing Education Information


Continuing education requirements

Download the CEC application form here.



Professional Practice Guidelines

  Code of Ethics

Scope of Practice



Recertification Form

  Download the recertification form here.



Programme d'Intgration Francophone des Orthoptistes (PIFO)

  Download the PIFO form here.


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