Fees and Cancellation Policy

Program Fees


 *Fee, plus tax

NEW*  The Basics: An Introductory Module for Optometric Assistants $175

Full Course Registration (August 4 to September 13, 2020)


Individual Module Registration: One Module

*As of January 2021, module fee will increase to $200


Individual Module Registrants: Workshop Registration


Individual Module Registrants: CCOA Examination


CCOA Examination Rewrite (maximum of two)


CCOA Designation Reinstatement Challenge:  CCOA Examination rewrite (within two years of renewal deadline). One attempt only


CCOA Renewal Fee


Late Fee: CCOA Renewal within 6 months of missed renewal deadline (June 1st deadline)

*As of January 2021, late renewal fee will increase to $50


Cancellation Fee: Course registration (within seven days). Fee withheld from refund issued.


* Fees apply to staff of CAO Members


Full Course and Individual Module registrants can order the mandatory textbooks online at www.lb.ca/cao. Both textbooks are available in e-book and hardcopy versions.

  • System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, Third Edition, Brooks & Borish - $225
  • The Ophthalmic Assistant, 10th Edition, Stein, Stein & Freeman - $125

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation must be received within 7 days of registration, and are subject to a cancellation fee of $300 per registrant. Cancellation requests must be sent by email to ccoa@opto.ca. No refund or credit will be issued for:

  • partial completion of the CCOA Program
  • failure to graduate from the CCOA Program
  • course materials
  • workshop registration
  • incidentals