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Practise as an Optician or Technical Optician

Optician or Technical Optician


(General Information)

In order to practise as an Optician or Technical Optician in the Republic of Cyprus, one needs to register with the Cyprus Optical Council, operating under the auspices of the Ministry of Health.

The term “optician” refers to a person engaged in optometrics, as well as processing, production, installation and supply of optical items and holds the qualifications prescribed under eligibility criteria. In parallel, the term “technical optician” refers to a person engaged in the processing, production, installation and supply of optical items.

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(Where To Apply)

The Optician Registration Application or Technical Optician Registration Application can be submitted either through the PSC Cyprus or by contacting directly the competent authority:

Cyprus Optical Council
1 Prodromou & 17 Chilonos
1448 Nicosia
Tel.:+357 22605418
Fax:+357 22605623
E-mail: echrysostomou@moh.gov.cy
Website: www.moh.gov.cy

(Which Certificates Must Be Submitted)

The application should be accompanied by the following documents:

  • clear criminal record Certificate;
  • certified Copy of a Degree in Optometric or Technical Optics accredited by the Cyprus Council for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications or by Cyprus Optical Council;
  • copy of the Certificate of registration to the competent authority of an EU member state and relevant declaration that the optician continues to practise his/hers profession and that the license has not been suspended or revoked (in case of EU citizen with a professional title in an EU member state);
  • application fee €34,17 (payable either by cash, cheque or bank transfer).

(Fees Applicable & How to Pay)

The application fee is €34,17 and is payable either by cash, cheque or bank transfer

The renewal fee is €34,17 and is payable either by cash, cheque or bank transfer.

(Decision Notification)

The applicant is informed regarding the authorization decision within three months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

(License Validity)

The Registration Certificate is valid for one year from the date of issue.
An Οptician or Dispensing Optician to renew his/her license to practise has to follow at least one seminar or a workshop every two years to do so. The Cyprus optical council is responsible by law to organize these kind of seminars or workshop twice a year.

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(Legislation & Obligations)

(Which Laws & Regulations Apply)

(What Are My Obligations)

Registered Opticians and Technical Opticians are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Law regulating the practice of the profession of opticians of 1992, as periodically amended.

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(Related Associations)

Cyprus Optical Association
Tel.: +357 22445888
Fax : +357 22445889
Email: info@coa.org.cy
Website: http://www.coa.org.cy

Cyprus Optometrists’ Graduates Association
Tel.: +357 24657556
Fax : +357 24658646
Email: c_kallias@hotmail.com

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Related Links

Ministry of Health
Cyprus Police –Criminal Record Certificate
The Cyprus Council of Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (KY.S.A.T.S.)
The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CYQAA)

Related Documents

Download the Acrobat fileOptician Registration Application 01-2019.pdf
Download the Acrobat fileTechnical Optician Registration Application 01-2019.pdf

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