OAC-M Program


The OAC wants to help our Optician members remain at the top of their professional learning commitment.  The journey through the OAC-M program is invaluable in both its new content and reviewed skill sets. Canada has great Opticians; the OAC wants to ensure our members are educationally current and are always willing to learn. We want to demonstrate to our peers all across the world our members are GREAT Opticians, that have taken their education seriously and are practicing at the top of the field.

The OAC-M program consists of three (3) Levels. Each Level consists of four (4) in-person learning courses and an in-person review. Upon completion of all three (3) Levels, a member may participate in the final program exam. At the current time, OACM courses are offered in-person only, and will be held at OAC hosted events across the country.

The certificate exam is only available for OAC members, and if successfully completed, the OAC member will have demonstrated a level of skill that is at the top of their professional field and thus, deserved of the title OACM.

Why take the OAC-M?

The importance of continuing professional development should not be underestimated – it is a career-long obligation for practicing professionals. The OAC-M program is important because it ensures you continue to be competent in your profession. It is an ongoing process and continues throughout a professional’s career. Studies show that employers are searching for competent individuals and the measure of that competence is certification of course, but then what makes you stand out from the crowd? Opticians can show that they are dedicated and highly attuned to the need for education that specifically targets those areas of technical practice.

Where can I take the OAC-M?



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September 20, 2020 Burnaby, BC OAC-M Level 2

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Very Informative. I learned a lot about optics, and a little about myself. Mainly that it will take more than this to drive one insane.

"At First, I was intimidated but excited to take the OAC-M1 course but within the first 15 minutes I felt relaxed and eager to learn. There were some excellent refresher materials, that Prof. August explained “why” we learned this. He then further explained what to do to elevate that knowledge further. I left excited for Level 2 and definitely a new wealth of knowledge."

I quite enjoyed the OAC-M course! It has helped tie together the math from our course to actual use in optics. Highly Recommend taking this!

Well Worth the class! It was great to relearn forgotten skills.

* We find it necessary to note that the OAC-M is not a substitute for licensure, nor does it have any legal standing at the Provincial Regulatory Colleges. The OAC-M is a trade mark of the OAC and upon successful completion of all levels, individuals will receive a certificate of completion.

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