Fees and Cancellation Policy

* Fees below come into effect June 15, 2017.

Description  *Fee, plus tax

Early Bird Full Course Registration: Includes 9 modules, 1 workshop and 1 final exam writing   (Early Bird Rate in effect from July 5th - August 15th, 2017)


Full Course Registration: Includes nine modules, one workshop and one final exam


Individual Module Registration: one Module


Individual Module Registrants: Workshop Registration


Individual Module Registrants: CCOA Examination


CCOA Examination Rewrite (maximum of two):  New fee effective as of July 16th, 2017


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


CCOA Renewal Fee


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


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


* Fees apply to staff of CAO Members

Access to the latest edition of the textbooks is mandatory for all registrants to complete the course Modules. Textbooks may be ordered online through

1.  Textbook: System for Ophthalmic Dispensing, Third Edition, Brooks & Borish

2.  Textbook: The Ophthalmic Assistant, 10th Edition, Stein, Stein & Freeman

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Requests for cancellation must be received in writing at within seven days of registration, subject to a cancellation fee of $200 per registrant. 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