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2024 – 2027 Strategic Plan

The College of Opticians of Alberta Strategic Plan for 2024 – 2027 is now available!   It highlights the three pillars of Stakeholder Engagement, Regulatory Excellence, and Organizational Excellence that the COA will strive to meet. Click here to read the entire plan.


New CCP Cycle has begun

2023-26 Continuing Competence Program The COA’s 2023-26 Continuing Competence Program (CCP) has started. Registrants who have completed all of their learning goals for the 2020-23 cycle can now access the new ConEd portal and begin taking their assessments and building their learning plans for the new cycle. Registrants who haven’t yet fulfilled their learning goals …

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Revisions to COA Standards of Practice Reflect Bill 10

Approved revisions to COA’s Standards of Practice Reflect Bill 10 Warning: the following contains sensitive material that may be triggering and/or offensive to some. Reader discretion is advised. The Government of Alberta’s Minister of Health has approved revisions to the COA’s Standards of Practice to align with the Health Professions (Protecting Women and Girls) Amendment …

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Online Application Forms Now Live

Online Application Forms for all Categories of Opticians Now Live The COA has launched online application forms for provisional opticians, opticians transferring to Alberta from other provinces, and former opticians applying for reinstatement of registration. This online application process is fully integrated with the COA’s database and allows registrants to complete the application process and …

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COA Council Meeting Dates and Minutes

2024 Council Meeting Dates Council Meeting: January 26, 2024 Council Meeting: March 24, 2024 Council Meeting: June 21, 2023 Council Meeting: October 20, 2024 Council Meeting Minutes: 2023 January 28, 2023 March 31, 2023 June 25, 2023  October 29, 2023 (To be posted)