License to Practice Optometry in Saskatchewan

Membership in the Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists (SAO) is mandatory.

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Network of Interprofessional Regulatory Organizations (NIRO)

NIRO is a Saskatchewan-based network of health regulators. In Saskatchewan, there are 27 health-related professions with the authority to regulate their profession. Saskatchewan Health and the NIRO are committed to promoting ethical and competent professional services and minimizing the risk of harm to consumers. This website provides easy access to health profession information for the public:


Both our College and Association are combined; and therefore, only one license fee is required.

The 2020 license fee of $3,195 is payable to the SAO. Your license fee includes:

SAO *includes the FORAC & OEBC levies     $2,180
Canadian Association of Optometrists (CAO) $415
Council for Healthy Eyes Canada (CHEC) $200
SAO Provincial Public Education & Awareness $400
Total $3,195


License Requirements to Practice Optometry in Saskatchewan

(All licensing requirements to practice optometry in Saskatchewan must be met. Learn more about license requirements)