National Competencies Document

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Everything you need to know about becoming an optician in Alberta…

The NACOR document “National Competencies for Canadian Opticians” outlines the skills and standards that opticians need to have before they enter the profession. This document helps you understand the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for the competent practice of opticianry in Alberta.

Opticianry educators can use the competencies document as a reference for developing programs and curriculum, so that it meets accreditation standards. Therefore, they can ensure that a course will help students meet the changing demands of modern practice. In the interest of public protection, the College must ensure that individuals applying to use the title of Registered Opticians in Alberta are qualified to do so. Practice competencies set standards for professional qualification that all opticians in Alberta must meet for their initial registration. In other words, you need to know this stuff.

Download the Document…

You can download the Practice Competencies in English and in French. You can also read about how the 3rd edition of the document was developed.