Key Dates & Deadlines

This page contains all dates and deadlines for the Spring and Fall exam administrations. 

OEBC will use its best efforts to ensure that its examinations are administered at the scheduled time and location and that exam results are issued by the estimated reporting date*. OEBC reserves the right to change administration dates and location and results reporting date and is not responsible for any cancellation or interruption of an examination or results reporting due to circumstances beyond its control.   

Reminder:  Candidates must submit applications by the deadlines noted. OEBC has a strict application deadline to allow time for the recruitment of volunteer optometrists for the exams. However, if a candidate fails to register for the administration on or before the deadline date, a two-week extended registration is available, for a fee.

Note: An eligibility request must be submitted for each exam by the eligibility request deadline.

*Approximately eight weeks after an exam administration, individual exam results will be available to each candidate on the OEBC candidate portal.  We work to provide the results as soon as possible.

Registration and Administration Dates

Candidates can choose to take their exam in either English or French

Fall 2024 Exam Registration:

July 2, 2024, 12 noon ET – Registration Opens

July 30, 2024, 12 noon ET – Registration Closes

August 13, 2024, 12 noon ET – Exam Cancellation Deadline

Fall 2024 Exam Administration:

October 6, 2024 – OSCE – Hamilton 

November 7, 2024 – Written Exam –  Via Remote Proctoring 

*Estimated Reporting Dates:

OSCE: November 4-15, 2024

Written: December 9-20, 2024

Spring 2024 Exam Registration:

January 3, 2024, 12 noon ET – Registration Opens

January 31, 2024, 12 noon ET – Registration Closes

February 14, 2024, 12 noon ET – Exam Cancellation Deadline

Spring 2024 Exam Administration:

March 7, 2024 – Written Exam –  Via Remote Proctoring 

April 13, 2024 – OSCE – Montreal 

May 5, 2024 – OSCE – Hamilton 

 *Estimated Reporting Dates:

Written: April 15-26, 2024

OSCE: June 10- 21, 2024

Exam Locations

Listed below are the OEBC exam locations. Candidates are emailed the final exam location 4-6 weeks prior to the exam administration.

** Right to Change** To ensure a legally valid and reliable exam, OEBC reserves the right to, at its discretion and/or as it deems necessary and/or in the case of circumstances beyond its control, change or cancel an exam date and/or location.

Accommodations
Candidates who may require accommodation should refer to the Exam Accommodations policy for information about how to request an accommodation at the exam. 

Fall 2024 Exam Registration:

August 6, 2024, 12 noon ET – OSCE Accommodation Deadline

September 6, 2024, 12 noon ET – Written Accommodation Deadline 

Spring 2024 Exam Registration:

January 31st, 2024, 12 noon ET – Written Accommodation Deadline 

February 12, 2024, 12 noon ET – OSCE – Montreal Accommodation Deadline 

March 4, 2024, 12 noon ET – OSCE – Hamilton Accommodation Deadline 

Results

Fall 2023 Results Issued:

OSCE – November 3, 2023

Written – December 8, 2023

Spring 2024 Results Issued:

Written – April 5, 2024

OSCE –  

Rescores & Appeals:

Deadline to request rescore of the written exam – 15 days following issuance of results  

Deadline to request rescore of the OSCE exam  – 15 days following issuance of results

Rescore results will be issued in 30 days of the deadline dates noted above

If you chose to appeal the OSCE exam results after completing an OSCE rescore which resulted in a no change status. The deadline date to request an appeal is:

Appeal deadline date for exam results after a OSCE rescore – 15 days following issuance of your Rescore results

OSCE Appeal

Appeal deadline for exam results – 25 days following issuance of results, (12pm noon ET)

**Appealing on the grounds of COVID-19 and wearing a mask during the administration will not be accepted as a base for an appeal.**

*Regarding Results and Appeal deadline dates: OEBC will publish the actual results reporting date and appeal deadline on the website on the day that exam results are issued.