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NES takes over competency certification from Optometry Scotland from 1 June 2013

In February 2013, Optometry Scotland temporarily took over the management of competency certificates from the defunct Acuity (formerly the Scottish Committee of Optometrists), but this responsibility passed to NHS Education for Scotland (NES) on 1 June 2013.

From 1 June 2013 the certification and examining process for competencies in Scotland will only be handled by NES. Any competency certificate requests that are submitted on the OS website will be sent to NES. Optometry Scotland will not be able provide any assistance with competency certificate requests, you will need to contact NES by emailing optometry@nes.scot.nhs.uk or by phone on 0131 656 3231.

You can submit a competency certificate request by clicking here.