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.


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.

Results Issued:

Written: May 28, 2021


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 – 30 days following issuance of results, (end of business day, 5pm 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.**



Exam Registration:

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

Exam Administration:

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.