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 that meet accreditation standards. This ensures that programs 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 Optician or Registered Contact Lens Practitioner 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.

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