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Registration and licensure fees an applicant would encounter to become licensed in Nova Scotia through PLAR:

Application fee: $225

CGA and Interview:  Eyeglass only: $685.00

CGA and Interview   Eyeglass and Contact Lens: $685.00

Student Licensing Fee for Dispensing, if recommended: $  50.00

Student Licensing Fee for Contact Lens, if recommended: $  50.00

Initial Registration of a PLAR Candidate as a Dispensing Optician: $200.00

Initial Registration of a PLAR Candidate as a Contact Lens Fitter: $200.00

Thereafter, candidates are subject to annual renewal fees due March 31st of each year. 


Possible fees payable to outside organizations in conjunction with the PLAR process in Nova Scotia:

Credential evaluation:  varies

NAIT online modules for upgrading, if recommended: $335 per module

NOS examination: Eyeglasses  $725 (payable to NACOR)

NOS examination: Contact Lenses  $725 (payable to NACOR)

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