All optometrists holding a license to practice in another Canadian jurisdiction can apply for licensure in Prince Edward Island assuming they are: 1) in good standing in the jurisdiction from which they are transferring; 2) have actively practiced 900 hours in the five years preceding the application or 450 hours in the three years preceding the application; and 3) have met the continuing professional development standards in the jurisdiction in which they were licensed in.
All optometrists holding a license to practice in another United States jurisdiction must meet the same requirements laid out above plus pass the Optometry Education Board of Canada exam..
All optometrists holding a license to practice outside of Canadian or United States jurisdictions, please see Foreign Trained Applicants section for instruction.
If the qualifications above are met, the following steps can be taken for license application.
The PEICO requests 2-4 weeks to process an application from the time all components are received.