TPAO Implementation (2019)
Important Notice to 2019 Prospective IGOEE examinees: The Internationally Graduated Optometrist Evaluating Examination (IGOEE) provides an overall assessment of entry-to-practice competencies, and is used to determine readiness to challenge the Canadian optometry licensing exam as well as guide placement for bridging education. As the scope of optometry practice in Canada has increased, a need has evolved to assess appropriate drug prescribing for the treatment of eye conditions, known as “therapeutics”.
The Therapeutics Prescribing Assessment for Optometry (TPAO) has been developed to assess appropriate drug prescribing competencies in conjunction with the existing IGOEE.
The TPAO was launched in July, 2019.