The Federation of Optometric Regulatory Authorities of Canada (FORAC), is responsible for the assessment of candidates' academic credentials.  

Optometrists educated outside North America intending on applying for registration or licensure to practise optometry in any province of Canada, other than Quebec, must contact FORAC regarding having their academic credentials assessed. Information relating to their credentialing process and requirements can be found at:

Internationally trained optometrists intending on practising in Quebec should contact the Ordre des Optométristes du Québec at

Candidates whose academic credentials are favourably assessed by FORAC may proceed to register to challenge the Internationally Graduated Optometrist Evaluating Exam. (IGOEE)