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Registrations for 2021-2022 Full Course Cycle will run from July 13th, 2021-September 10th, 2021.

Students can access Module 1 on September 13th.

Skip ahead to "How to Register a staff member" if you are a CAO member OD


Step 1:

From the CCOA homepage select CREATE ACCOUNT

CCOA Step 1


Step 2:

Complete the CCOA Join Form

CCOA Step 2


Step 3:

Once submitted, you will receive a message to verify your account.

CCOA Step 3


Step 4:

Confirm your email account

CCOA Step 4


Step 5:

Log in to your new CCOA account

CCOA Step 5


Step 6:

Before you can access the CAO Learning Portal you must select your sponsoring optometrist. This is done through "My Account"

CCOA Step 6


Step 7:

Select your sponsoring Optometrist

CCOA Step 7 and 8


Step 8:

You will receive a confirmation message once your OD sponsor request has been sent. Note that you will NOT have access to CAO Learning until your sponsoring OD confirms the relationship via their own account. You will receive an email once your sponsor has confirmed.

CCOA Step 8 B


Step 9:

Log in to CAO Learning.

* Note that the "CAO Learning" button is only visible to those who are eligible to access the learning portal.

Preview of CAO Learning tab


Step 10:

Welcome to your CAO Learning Portal! Click on "Browse Catalog" to view your course options.

Preview of CAO Learning homepage


How to Register 

Step 1:

Select a course from the catalog. For the CCOA Full Course, click on the "CHOOSE PATH" button. Add the course to your cart by selecting Initial Certification.

Full Course Step 1


Step 2:

Click on your shopping cart and go to "secure checkout"

Full Course Step 2


Step 3:

Enter your billing information. You will receive a confirmation notice.

How to Register Step 3


Step 4:

To familiarize yourself with the CAO Learning Portal, please see the "Getting Started" menu option.

Preview of the getting started tab

 


How to Register a Staff Member

These instructions are only for CAO member optometrists who would like to register a staff member for the CCOA program.


Step 1:

The staff member MUST first have created their own CCOA account and identified you as their sponsoring optometrist (see steps 1 to 8 above). Once completed, you will receive a "CCOA Sponsor Request" email. Click on the "login" link and follow the instructions. Your staff member will receive an email once you have confirmed the relationship.

Staff Member Step 1


Step 2:

Log in to CAO Learning from your "My Account" page or the CCOA homepage.

* Note that the "CAO Learning" button is only visible to eligible CCOAs and sponsoring optometrists.

Preview of CAO Learning tab


Step 3:

Welcome to the CAO Learning Portal! Click on "Browse Catalog" to view course options.

Preview of CAO Learning homepage


Step 4:

Select the desired course, for the CCOA Full Course, click on the drop-down menu next to the "Choose Path" button. Select "Choose Certification Path for Employee" and "Initial Certification". A list of all optometric assistants linked to your profile will appear. Find the desired staff member and press submit.

Staff Member Step 4


Step 5: 

Click on your shopping cart and go to "secure checkout"

Staff Member Step 5


Step 6:

Enter your billing information. You will receive a confirmation notice.

Staff Member Step 6


Step 7:

To familiarize yourself with the CAO Learning Portal, please see the "Getting Started" menu option.

Preview of the getting started tab