Who We Are
The Nova Scotia College of Dispensing Opticians is the health regulatory body for all Opticians in Nova Scotia. The College is responsible for regulating Opticians in the public interest through registration, licensing, continuing education and the establishment of a professional code of conduct in accordance with the Dispensing Opticians Act of Nova Scotia.

Regulating and improving the practice of Opticians to ensure quality professional care for the consumers of Nova Scotia.

In order that the public interest may be served and protected, the objectives of the College are: to regulate the practice of optical dispensing through registration, licensing and the establishment of a professional conduct process in accordance with this Act and the regulations; establish, maintain and develop standards of professional practice among its members; establish, maintain and develop standards of professional ethics and a code of conduct for its members; and administer this Act and perform such other duties and exercise such other powers as are imposed or conferred on the Board by or under any Act.



NSCDO 2020 Newsletter Released!

May 27, 2020 | Registrar

NSCDO Newsletter for 2020 has been published

National Examinations Postponed

April 17, 2020 | Registrar

All national examinations scheduled in May and June, 2020, have been postponed.

NACOR is asking all students that were planning to sit for the examinations in the spring to submit their examination applications to NACOR now. Applications are available on the NACOR website at: http://www.nacor.ca/Application_Form.aspx


March 02, 2020 | Registrar

It's time to renew your membership for 2020/21
We are showcasing our new online renewal process!

You should receive your personal links with pre-filled information by email. If you do not receive your links, please contact the Registrar at [email protected] or 902.425.7928

2020-21 Renewal Form

March 02, 2020 | Registrar

Don't want to renew online?
For those of you who do not wish to participate in the online renewal process, click on "Find Out More" for a regular mail version of the 2020-21 NSCDO license renewal form.