College Newsletter June 2019

New Certificates of Registration Available Now!

New Certificates of Registration Available to Order!

Based on your feedback, we’ve made some adjustments to the design of our certificates of registration.

The size has been reduced to 8.5 x 11 inches which will allow increased options for framing and displaying them in your practice. The new smaller size also means we can print in house and mail directly, significantly reducing the processing time for new certificate orders. We’ve also reduced the costs involved which means we can now offer FREE replacements for current certificates of registration. If you would like to order a new certificate, please complete the order form available on our website. You will need to return your current certificate of registration to our office and once we have received it, we will print and send your new one.

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer the new certificate free of charge to anyone ordering it to replace a lost, stolen or damaged certificate, for duplicates to be displayed at secondary places of work, or for name changes.

Please do not permanently frame your certificates as they remain the property of the College and must be returned to us if you do not remain in good standing or change your status to non-practicing.

In last month's newsletter we asked you the following question: 

"Who advocates for the industry - to government, employers and other agencies? College of Opticians of British Columbia or Opticians Association of Canada"

The correct answer is Opticians Association of Canada.
60% of you answered correctly. Thanks for participating!

We are happy to report that 94% of registrants chose to renew their licence this year. This shows a fantastic commitment to your profession and belief in the value of licensure.

Please share your thoughts with us by answering our renewal feedback question. Click the button below to send us your feedback.

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College of Opticians of BC operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.