Documents that candidates must submit to the Order

Anyone who wishes to apply for recognition of equivalence of their diploma or training or for the issue of a permit on the basis of an authorization to practice optometry in Canada or the United States must complete and submit the following form to the Order: Application for the issue of a permit to practice optometry on the basis of a legal authorization to practice outside Quebec or an equivalence of diploma or training (398 Kb).


Depending on the diplomas, training, experience and legal authorizations to practice they submit in support of their equivalence application, candidates must enclose the following with this form:


For each diploma or educational program referred to in support of the equivalence application:

  • a complete academic record, including the documents published by the educational institution that describe the courses taken, the number of related credits and the marks obtained;
  • an original and a certified copy of the diploma or the corresponding attestation of studies from the issuing institution.


For all other training activities or examinations:

  • a certificate of participation or success issued by the competent organization.


For each work experience:

  • a certificate issued by the employer concerned.


For each legal authorization to practice optometry in Canada or the United States:

  • a compliant certificate of professional status, duly completed by the competent regulatory authority and sent directly to the Order.