New Brunswick Association of Optometrist – Board of Examiners

How to obtain a New Brunswick Optometry License.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Who may apply for a New Brunswick optometry license?
    A. An applicant must be a graduate, or potential graduate of an approved accredited school of optometry.  The applicant must have passed, or plan to write the Optometric Examining Board of Canada (OEBC) written exam and the OSCE (objective structured clinical examination).
  2. How much is the application fee?
    A. To receive an application package you must forward a cheque or money order payable to the New Brunswick Association of Optometrists in the amount of $300.00 to the NBAO office.
  3. What is the fee to write the New Brunswick jurisprudence exam?
    A. The $300.00 fee covers both the application and jurisprudence exam fees. If, after receiving the application package, you decide not to apply, we will return two hundred and twenty-five dollars ($225.00) upon receipt of a written request.
  4. Will I be allowed to prescribe TPA’s?
    A. To obtain a TPA license in New Brunswick, you must complete a TPA application.  A $50.00 fee must accompany the application.
  5. What information will I be required to provide for my application?
    A. You be required to provide the following items:
  6. Payment of the application fee.
    2. All official transcripts from universities and colleges.
    3. Proof of Canadian citizenship.
    4. A recent photo of yourself.
    5. An RCMP criminal record check and vulnerable sector report.
    6. Submission of three confidential assessment forms completed by eyecare related professionals (Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, Optician).
    7. Submission of assessments from all previous provinces where you were a member (if already a practicing optometrist)
    8. Successful completion of the OEBC Written/OSCE Exams and the Jurisprudence Exam.
  7. Q. Where and when will the Jurisprudence Examination be held?
  8. A. The Jurisprudence Examination may be written at the New Brunswick Association of Optometrists office in Fredericton. The examination will be arranged at a time that is convenient to both you and the Association staff who will proctor the exam.

Please contact the NBAO administration office for further information or to request an application.

Not a graduate of a North American approved school of optometry? Please review the following links: