Preparing for the Exam

May 30 2019 Revised Blueprint Announcement

Optometry Examining Board of Canada (OEBC) introduces a revised exam blueprint to take effect spring 2020.  Beginning in spring 2020, the exam will follow the Revised OEBC Exam Blueprint found below.  The fall (November) 2019 exam will continue to reflect the current OEBC exam blueprint found below. Please read the full announcement for more information. 

Overview of the OEBC Exam Blueprint

Blueprint 2019 - Current OEBC Exam Blueprint (fall 2019 exam)

Blueprint 2020 - Revised OEBC Exam Blueprint

OEBC National Competency profile

Candidate Instructions & Exam Guide

Sample Questions

Questions & Answers (FAQs) 


OSCE Video Examples 

Many Canadian examining boards for regulated health professions use an OSCE format for entry-to-practice exams. Candidates may wish to review the OEBC videos as a source of information about how OSCE administrations and OSCE stations are run in the OEBC exams. 

The following videos describe the OEBC OSCE administration process as well as the format of an OSCE station. Note: The videos are meant only to provide an impression of the OSCE exam format. The OEBC OSCE administration process and exam design is outlined in the materials on this website such as the candidate guide and blueprint.