Registration Fees

The COA Council sets fees on an annual basis in accordance with the costs associated with governing and regulating the opticianry profession in Alberta.


2023 Fees (incl. GST)

2024 Fees (inlc.GST)

Registered Optician (RO)



Registered Contact Lens Practitioner (RCLP)

$156.60 (+ RO Fee = $823.30)





Provisional Optician



Application Fees

New Members pay a $315 application fee in addition to annual registration fees. This is a one-time application administration fee.

Reinstatement Fees

If a registration form or payment is not received by the COA by January 1, the registrant’s registration will be cancelled in accordance with legislative requirements. Registrants applying for reinstatement after cancellation are subject to a reinstatement fee in addition to the annual registration fee.

  • Reinstatement fees are calculated based on the number of years since cancellation as follows: Year 1 = 25% of registration fees; Years 1-2 = 50% of registration fees; Years 2-5 = 100% of registration fees
  • Reinstatement fees include the annual registration fee
  • Members reinstating after 5 years of suspension are required to complete the Prior Learning and Recognition (PLAR) process.
  • Seniors 65+: No reinstatement fees for return to practice within 2 years of retirement. 
To reinstate your license, login to your COA portal or contact the office for more information (info@albertaopticians.ca). 


Year 1*

Years 1-2*

Years 2-5*

Registered Optician (RO)

$166.68 (+ RO Fee = $833.38)

$333.35 (+ RO Fee = $1,000.05)

$666.70 (+ RO Fee = $1,333.40)

Registered Contact Lens Practitioner (RCLP)

$205.83 (+ RO/RCLP Fees =$1,029.13)

$411.65 (+ RO/RCLP Fees = $1,234.95)

$823.30 (+ RO/RCLP Fees = $1,646.60)

*Fees noted above include GST

Payment Options

While completing your online renewal, you will be asked to choose your method of payment from a drop-down list that includes MasterCard or Visa, E-Transfer, and Cheque/Money Order. Additional details regarding payment are noted below:

  • Please send e-transfer payment to info@albertaopticians.ca. Your security question should be: What is my COA license number? Your answer must be your COA license number.
  • Please make your cheque or money order payable to: College of Opticians of Alberta and mail in your payment to: 201, 2528 Ellwood Drive SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 0A9
  • We charge $52.50 for bounced cheques (includes GST).
  • Income tax receipts are available for download in the My COA Portal.