National Association of Canadian Optician Regulators
2708-83 Garry St.
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J9
(204)949-1950 or (866)949-1950
Profile of the Membership of the National Board of Opticianry Accreditation
The Board of Accreditation consists of seven members.
• Three of the representatives are to be chosen by NACOR Board of Directors.• Three of the representatives are to be chosen by the opticians CanadianAssociation of Optician Educators (CAOE) Board of Directors.• One member will be chosen by NACOR from Industry or Opticianry at large.
Role and Responsibilities of the National Board of Opticianry Accreditation (“the Board”)
• The Board establishes and revises accreditation requirements and processes asneeded.• The Board establishes, administers and abides by protocols such as conflict ofinterest, confidentiality and privacy.• The Board establishes, administers and abides by policies and/or proceduresrelated to accreditation (e.g. disclosure, appeals).• The Board directs administration staff to determine the eligibility of a program foraccreditation after careful review of the preliminary submission of documentation.• The Board selects a 3 person Survey Team for a specific program accreditation.• The Board makes final decisions related to a specific program’s accreditationbased on recommendations from the Survey Team.• The Board directs the administration staff to communicate the decision results ofthe accreditation review to the program.• Board refers appeals regarding process or the decision to NACOR• The Board directs administration staff to communicate with programs regardingcompliance, through written notification and electronic communication.• The Board monitors compliance with accreditation requirements through regularcommunication with the educational programs.• The Board reports to NACOR on an annual basis.
A report reviewer may be employed by the administration staff when making the initialdecision on eligibility of a program or when reviewing the reports of the survey team andthe recommendations. This may be necessary if, for example, a staff member is not aspecialist in the professional area of the request or the report.