Foreign trained applicants must have their credentials assessed and undergo the Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science Advanced Standing program before they can challenge the national optometric board examination, the Canadian Assessment in Competence in Optometry (OEBC exam).
The Federation of Optometric Regulatory Authority of Canada (FORAC) handles the process of assessing Foreign Trained Applicants for the PEICO. If you are a Foreign Trained Applicant and wish to practice in Prince Edward Island, you must first go through the FORAC process and once completed and you have successfully completed the Optometry Examining Board of Canada exam, you may apply for license with the PEICO.
Information on the process is clearly laid out on the FORAC website at www.forac-faroc.ca and also in the Applicant Guide to Credential Assessment.
A summary of the steps in the FORAC process are as follows (visit the website for full details)
Fees associated with the whole process are mainly incurred outside of
the FORAC assessment fees and you should contact each individual
provider for their current fees. These fees include: WES credential
assessment; Internationally Graduated Optometrist Evaluating Examination fee; the Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science Advanced Standing program enrolment fee; Canadian
Assessment of Competence in Optometry exam(OEBC exam) fee; and any fees associated
with the general application such as transcripts fees.