Course Providers

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Vendors who are offering a continuing education course

If you are providing a course in Alberta, you can apply to have your seminar or course accredited through the ACAO.

Please submit a vendor form along with a processing fee of $50.

If you are providing a course outside of Alberta, please contact NACOR to get your course accredited.

The ACAO also accepts courses approved through NACOR. Some providers choose to receive accreditation through NACOR because they can have their course approved for several provinces at once. However you choose to do it, accreditation will attract continuing education students.

Accredited courses should provide a certificate, receipt, or some other indication that members will receive credits from the college. This ensures that there is no confusion, and it helps opticians decide which courses to take.


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Opticians who are taking a continuing education course

The accreditation process is easy, and it improves turnout to the course. Consequently, most course providers have taken care of this step for you.

Accredited courses will usually issue a certificate of completion, receipt, or other document that shows you it is accredited.


Related Field Courses

You may want to take a useful course that was not designed for opticians. Related field courses can help round out your education, but they require an extra step. For unaccredited courses that are relevant to your professional development, you may submit an application.

We will review the information you send us and decide if the course meets the requirements for CE accreditation.