Licensing Requirements

Licensing Requirements

Saskatchewan Optometry Practice Requirements

Membership in the Saskatchewan Association of Optometrists (SAO) is mandatory to practice optometry in the province. Our College and Association have combined license fees.

Please visit the Jurisprudence Exam page for details on challenging the exam.

Please click here for the list of all license requirements to be licensed in Saskatchewan.

All applicants must have successfully completed the Canadian Optometric Evaluation Committee Exam (OEBC). If you have not successfully passed all aspects of the OEBC exam please contact their office directly to make arrangements.

Candidates are required to provide a current satisfactory criminal record check.

Applicants currently practicing in another jurisdiction must provide a Letter of Good Standing from their college.

Practicing applicants must also provide satisfactory evidence of participation in continuing education courses or lectures and of the hours of attendance in such courses or lectures during the year.

Refer to Standard of Practice SP-LR-4a Continuing Education Requirements for CE requirements.

Please review the required documents for application. If you have any questions, please email us or call 306-652-2069.

Sample Associate Agreement – for employment consideration.


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

The SAO 2020 license fee effective July 8, 2020, until December 31, 2020, will be prorated. The full CAO payment remains at $415.

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

Application Package

Affidavit Verifying Application
Appendix “A” Application for Professional Certificate
Appendix “B” – Application for License
Application for License to Practice Optometry
Candidate for Licensure Application
Insurance Authorization Letter
Jurisprudence Examination Identification
List of all License Requirements
SAO’s Certificate of Standing
Testimonial of Good Character & Conduct