Getting Licensed in NS

Whether you’re a 4th year optometry candidate or a pre-optometry student, chances are you’re thinking ahead to being an OD. This guide is adapted from the CAOS Handbook to give you all the resources to successfully practise in the province of your choice. Some of the steps below may overlap and may not need to be done sequentially.

Disclaimer: Always consult the latest information from the websites of the examining boards and regulatory colleges. Information is subject to change without notice.

Important Contact Information

Nova Scotia College of Optometrists

Sandra Williams (for Applications)
Administrative Assistant
502-5657 Spring Garden Road Box 142
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3R4
Telephone: 902-434-8810/Fax: 902-425-2441 E-mail:


Nova Scotia Association of Optometrists
502-5657 Spring Garden Road Box 142
Halifax NS B3J 3R4
Tel: (902) 435-2845/Fax: (902) 425-2441

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Last Updated August 18, 2017


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