New Member Registration
In order to practice optometry in Alberta, it is mandatory to be a Regulated Member of the Alberta College of Optometrists (ACO). The following list summarizes the registration and licensure requirements for the various categories of applicants. If you are not sure of your application category, please contact the ACO office at email@example.com.
Step 1- Preliminary Registration Form
Complete the Preliminary Registration Form for your appropriate category listed below, submit all required documentation to the ACO office, submit the registration fee and complete the statutory declaration. All required information must be received at the ACO office before proceeding to Step 2.
Step 2 – ACO Practice Permit Application
Complete and submit the Application for Practice Permit and the required ACO Practice Permit fee. Once all information is received at the ACO office and all fees are paid, an official notification will be sent to Alberta Health Care Practitioner Registry and the Alberta College of Pharmacists informing them of your status. You may not practice until all steps have been completed and appropriate notifications sent.
(Note: You must complete the above noted Preliminary Registration Form, Statutory Declaration Form and all required documentation before submitting an application for a Practice Permit)