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New Policy – MOC – Accreditation – Effective August 21, 2018 (Click Here)

The OOM Council approved the approved the Policy on the Accreditation of Continuing Education Activities and Guidelines for Registrants and Providers  who are applying for the accreditation of an educational activity . Both the policy and the application procedure are consistent  With the current NACOR policy and procedure for accreditation of educational events as well as the policies and procedures of other provinces which are currently accrediting educational activities.


To date the OOM has relied primarily on NACOR to determine whether an educational event should be accredited and the number and type of credits that should be assigned to it and applicants may continue to submit their applications to  NACOR  if they wish to do so and if they wish their activity to be accredited so opticians in other provinces may receive credits for completing it .  The adoption of the new policy by the OOM will however allow applicants to apply directly to the OOM if they wish to do so and will enable the OOM to accredit educational activities for Manitoba without having to first submit the for accreditation by NACOR.


Guidelines for Registrants and Providers Who Are Applying For The Accreditation of An Educational Activity – August 2018 (Click Here)



You may have already seen the TV Commercial which has recently been released by the Manitoba Alliance of Regulated Health Professions which includes opticians. There is also a website www.mahrc.net

which provides clear navigation with easy-to-understand content, written for all Manitobans. The site features a list of alhealth regulators in the province as well as other useful information, such as the Regulated Health Professions Act .
If you have not as yet seen the TV Commercial , you can view it at http://vimeo.com/116557509The commercial was produced to appeal to adult Manitobans and will run on stations throughout the province including spots during a Winnipeg Jets game, the Grammys and other key events like evening news programs.
A print ad also appears in the Jan/Feb issue of Wave Magazine, produced by the Winnipeg Free Press in partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority the U of M Faculty of Medicine. The magazine is distributed to 35,000 homes in Winnipeg and 5,000 copies are distributed to clinics, hospitals and other health-care offices.


PEARL Award 2014 : Given to The Opticians of Manitoba

Pearl Award 2014

Heather Power, President of the Opticians of Manitoba (center) with Mavis Lewis Webber, Chair of MPLAN (left) and Carol Ellerbeck, Registrar of the Opticians of Manitoba (right).

The MPLAN PEARL Award is given for the Pursuit of Excellence in the Assessment
and Recognition of prior Learning




New Application for Licensing Form

Application for License Form (2020) Checklist of Items You Must Submit for Your 2020 License Application

Jurisprudence Module

Click here to view the Jurisprudence Module on Self Regulation.

New Online Continuing Education Portal

World Class Online Maintenance of Competency Courses for Eyecare Professionals from Leading Providers Access to: over 200 affordable and 29 free modules for opticians 212 free ...

PHIA (Personal Health Information Act)

Training Program - Direct Version For Individuals Effective 2015 all registrants are required to have completed the PHIA training module to be eligible for a license ...

Important Changes Have Been Approved By the OOM Council to the Following Policies and Practice Directions


Important Changes to the Following Policies and Procedures

Student Registration – supervisors for students are now required to have been actively practising for 3 years, be in good standing and have been ...

Jurisprudence Module

Effective in 2018, all registrants are required to have completed the Jurisprudence module to be eligible for a license in Manitoba.    

PEARL Award 2014 : Given to The Opticians of Manitoba

The Opticians of Manitoba received The MPLAN PEARL Award. This Award is given for the Pursuit of Excellence in the Assessment and Recognition of prior ...

OOM Needs Volunteers

OOM is looking for the following: Opticians and public members for Council. Please let us know if you'd like to nominate yourself or someone you ...

Bill C-313 Passes

Bill C-313 receives Royal Assent. Contact lenses considered medical devices!! The full Press Release here (PDF).


Cancelled: Opticians of Manitoba Annual General Meeting

Event Date: January 8, 2019
The AGM originally set for September 8, 2019 at noon has been cancelled due to poor registration.

Second Year of 3 years (2018-2021) Maintenance Competency Cycle

Event Date: August 31, 2019
The first year of this cycle ended on August 31, 2019. If you want to find out how many credits you have, you can log into ...


Event Date: November 01, 2018
Click here for the 2019 Application for License Forms.  The deadline for submitting 2019 license applications is November 1, 2018. Please be sure to read the following ...


Event Date: January 01, 2018
The Council of the Opticians of Manitoba (OOM) has now approved and published Practice Directions and Guidelines for Opticians in Manitoba in the form of ...

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