Fees and Cancellation Policy

Program Fees

Description

 *Fee, plus tax

Full Course Registration (August 18, 2018 - September 7, 2018): Includes nine modules, one workshop and one final exam

$1,875

Individual Module Registration: one Module

$175

Individual Module Registrants: Workshop Registration

$625

Individual Module Registrants: CCOA Examination

$225

CCOA Examination Rewrite (maximum of two): 

$225

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

$225

CCOA Renewal Fee

$95

Late Fee: CCOA Renewal within 12 months of missed renewal deadline

$35

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

$200

* Fees apply to staff of CAO Members

Textbooks

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 $200 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

Tax Credits

The Canadian Association of Optometrists is recognized by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as a certified private educational institution. Students taking the Canadian Certified Optometric Assistant (CCOA) program who pay for their own tuition will receive an official tuition fee receipt: Canada Revenue Agency Tuition, Education, and Textbook Amounts Certificate (T2202A), which allows you to claim your CCOA tuition as a Tuition and Education Tax Credit on your personal income tax.

For more details about Tuition and Education tax credits, please visit the CRA website.