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. A deadline will not be extended to accommodate late applications. Note: An eligibility request must be submitted for each exam by the eligibility request deadline.
SPRING EXAM 2021
Exam Administrations & Reporting:
April 22, 2021 – Written Exam – Via Remote Proctoring (English, French)
July 11, 2021 – OSCE *Rescheduled* – Waterloo University: School of Optometry, Vision and Sciences (English, French)
August 30 – September 3, 2021* – Estimated Reporting Date
*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.
** 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.
Rescores & Appeals:
June 2021* (TBD – 15 days following issuance of results) – Deadline to request rescore of the written
August 2021* (TBD – 15 days following issuance of results) – Deadline to request rescore of the OSCE exam
Rescore results will be issued in 30 days of the deadline dates as noted above: June & August 2021*
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:
August 2021* (TBD – 15 days following issuance of your Rescore results) – Appeal deadline date for exam results after a OSCE rescore
August 2021* (TBD – 30 days following issuance of results) (end of business day, 5pm ET) – Appeal deadline for exam results
**Appealing on the grounds of COVID-19 and wearing a mask during the administration will not be accepted as a base for an appeal.**
FALL EXAM 2021
July 5, 2021 12 noon ET – Registration Opens
August 16, 2021 12 noon ET – Eligibility Request Deadline
August 23, 2021 12 noon ET – Registration Closes
August 30, 2021 12 noon ET – Exam Cancellation Deadline
October 17th, 2021 – OSCE – Waterloo (English, French)
November 2, 2021 – Written Exam – Via Remote Proctoring (English, French)
*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.