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.


2022 Fees

Registered Optician (RO)


Registered Contact Lens Practitioner (RCLP)

$152.04 (+ RO Fee = $799.32)



Provisional Optician


Transfer (Returning to Alberta)


Reinstatement Fees

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

  • 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, submit a completed Reinstatement Application form and send it to info@albertaopticians.ca


Years 1

Years 1-2

Years 2-5

Registered Optician (RO)




Registered Contact Lens Practitioner (RCLP)




Application Fees

New Members pay an additional $315 application fee on top of their registration fees. This is a one-time administration fee for registration.

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 password? Your answer must be the password you use to log in to your My COA Portal.
  • 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.