Overview of the cost

 

Overview of the costs* for the entire process (excluding taxes)

 

Main steps

Payable fees*

 

*These amounts are provided for information purposes only and are subject to change.

Details
Fee payable when applying to the Order for diploma or training equivalence or on the basis of a legal authorization to practice in Canada or the United States

$500

Candidates admitted on the basis of a legal authorization to practice in Canada or the United States will be refunded $100.
Placement test that may be required to process an equivalence request

Under evaluation

Graduates and optometrists from Canada and the United States, as well as graduates from France who have completed a Master 2 at the ÉOUM, are generally not required to take this test.

Bridging program likely to be required

 

The total cost is determined based on the number of credits to be completed; for example, one university credit currently costs $75.77. Other fees apply to the bridging program, such as $2,000 to buy the equipment required to practice optometry if you do not have your instruments.

Varies Graduates and optometrists from Canada and the United States are generally not required to complete this program.
Canadian Assessment of Competence in Optometry (CACO) $3,895

In some cases, a portion of this fee may be included in the fee charged for the bridging program.

 

Graduates from Canada and the United States are generally not required to take this examination if they have already taken it or another recognized comprehensive examination. Holders of a legal authorization to practice optometry in Canada and the United States have usually already completed this type of examination.

Other potential costs

   
Registration on the Roll of the Order (professional dues and contribution to the Office des professions du Québec)

$1,185.73

(For 2015-16)

This applies to all candidates.
Professional liability insurance premium Varies

This applies to all candidates.

 

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