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ACAO – Your Vision, Our Focus

The Alberta College and Association of Opticians (ACAO) serves both the public and our members. We regulate opticians in the province of Alberta under the Health Professions Act. We also provide continuing education opportunities, seminars, events, and more to our members.

Regulated Health Professionals

The title “Optician” is protected in Alberta, which means that it is illegal to practice as an optician unless you are licensed. Opticians must keep up with continuing competency requirements in order to stay licensed. To keep the public safe, we ensure that our members maintain their skills!


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Nov 1 – Nov 30 all day
Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Do you have or know someone who has diabetes? Diabetic[...]
all day Registration Deadline
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The registration deadline is December 1st. The ACAO charges a 10% late fee for registering members after the deadline. Members[...]
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Dec 1 – Dec 31 all day
Safe Toys Month
December is Safe Toys (and Celebration) Month. Does Ralphie want a BB gun for Christmas? He’ll shoot his eye out,[...]
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Dec 24 – Dec 30 all day
The ACAO office will be closing at 12:00pm on December 24th, 2018 and reopening on December 31st from 8:00am to[...]
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Holiday hours
Dec 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The ACAO office will be closing at 12:00pm on December 24th,2018 for Christmas holidays and reopening on December 31st, 2018[...]

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