Publication of Exam Results

This policy describes the publication of examination performance results.

OEBC issues performance results in two ways: individual performance results also known as “candidate results” and aggregate results.

1. Candidate Results

OEBC issues individual performance results to candidates as follows:

  • Provision of a “pass” letter to candidates who pass the exam or exam component

  • Provision of a “fail” letter and a fail performance report to candidates who fail the exam or exam component. The fail report will be as detailed as possible without compromising exam integrity or information reliability. 

Results will be issued on the individual secure online portal only. 

To ensure candidate privacy and exam integrity, candidate results will be issued directly to the candidate only. Upon the authorization of the candidate as set out on the application to take the OEBC examination confirmation of a pass/fail result may be provided to a Canadian optometry regulator and/or the Federation of Optometric Regulatory Authorities of Canada. 

2. Aggregate Results

OEBC issues aggregate performance results in its annual examination report. This report reflects the results of all candidates who attempt the exam. 

OEBC issues aggregate performance results for candidates attending Canadian optometry schools. 

Both reports are published on OEBC’s website within 6 months of fiscal year-end (September 30th) unless exceptional circumstances do not permit such publication.