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2021 Renewal is now open!

The ACAO recognizes the challenges many members have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the ACAO Council will not be increasing member dues in 2021. To further support members with their annual fee payment, the 2021 renewal cycle will open earlier on September 1, 2020, and members will have the option to pay their fees in monthly installments until the December 31st renewal deadline.

For recent graduates who are waiting to write their national exam, the ACAO offers provisional membership to support your as you launch your new career. For those members who are unemployed, the ACAO offers a non-practicing membership option. This membership category allows you to retain your membership and pay reduced fees until you return to work.  Please ensure you update your employment information when you are renewing or log in to your member profile at any time to make changes.

2021 Fees

Type of Registrant Total Annual Fee Due Dec 31 (includes GST)
Registered Opticians (RO) $809.11
Registered Contact Lens Practitioner (RCLP) $190.05 (+RO Fee = $999.16)
Non-Practicing (NP) $316.76
Provisional Optician $809.11
Provisional Contact Lens Practitioner $190.05 (+RO Fee = $999.16)

For more information on renewal and visit our Registration and Renewal page.

Need help with renewal? Download the ACAO Member Renewal Guide. 

Ready to renew? Click here to login to your ACAO Profile.

Check out the video below for a quick summary on how to renew your license:

Keep an eye out for information regarding renewal on our website and Facebook page.
Have questions? Contact the ACAO office: general@acao.ca or 780-429-2694.