Saskatchewan Optometrist Jurisprudence Exams
All applicants are required to attend an orientation session and successfully pass the SAO Jurisprudence Examination.
Due to reduced travel and other challenges resulting from COVID-19, the SAO will make all feasible attempts to allow potential applicants to challenge the Jurisprudence Exam.
The Jurisprudence Examination is a closed book exam consisting of True or False and Multiple Choice questions. Applicants have one hour to complete the examination and a passing grade is 75%.
Applicants should be familiar with legislation pertaining to practicing optometry in Saskatchewan, including the following:
- The Health Information Protection Act, 2018
- The Optometry Act, 1985
- SAO Bylaws
- Standards of Practice
The SAO office must receive the $500 Jurisprudence Examination fee before you can challenge the exam. A notarized photo, copy of your passport (including your picture), or government-issued identification must be provided to the SAO office prior to or at the time of the examination.
The SAO accepts credit card payments by calling the office at 306.652.2069 or you may send a cheque to the SAO office at 102 – 202 Wellman Crescent Saskatoon, SK S7T 0J1
2020 Jurisprudence Exam Schedule
Due to COVID-19, individual or multiple participant Jurisprudence Examination sittings will be scheduled pending the needs of applicants.
Please contact the SAO office to make arrangements.
firstname.lastname@example.org | 306.652.2069
The SAO is aware of the proposed OEBC date for September 24, 2020.
Optometry Examining Board of Canada Announces Exam Dates
The Optometry Examining Board of Canada has announced that it has rescheduled its April exam dates for September. The written exams, postponed as a result of emergency measures taken during COVID-19, will be written in Hamilton and Montreal on Thursday, September 24.
The OSCE will be held September 26 and 27 at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in Hamilton. Details about the exams were released June 5 in a letter from OEBC CEO Kim Allen.
To register for the exam or for more information, contact the SAO office at email@example.com.
All applicants must contact the SAO office to register prior to the Jurisprudence sessions. We require your contact information, including:
- Phone number
- Mailing address
- Optometric program you are graduating from
Additional details will be supplied prior to the exam and orientation date. Please download and complete the Jurisprudence Exam Identification form and return with your payment.
SAO Orientation Details
All new SAO members are required to attend an orientation session following the Jurisprudence Exam. The orientation will review billing practices, scope of practice, office management, and other important optometric topics.
Please contact the SAO to register for the orientation.
SAO Student Membership Application
If you are currently an optometric student, you can apply for a student membership online. Student membership entitles you to receive our monthly newsletter, Eye on SAO, and access to the Members Only portion of our website.