College of Opticians of British Columbia is increasing some of the registration fees for 2020-2021. Please see below for fees, which will be in effect as of February 10th, 2020.
did not increase fees between 2012 and 2017, but in 2018 and 2019 we found the
need to offset inflation and increased costs incurred by the ongoing evolution
of regulation in BC and increasing demands on the College as a result. This is
something that will continue to be a consideration each year. Here are some of
the reasons behind the increase that the COBC have decided to implement:
Our continued commitment to our
existing statutory programs and developing new initiatives requires further
investment, specifically the ongoing development and management of the
Continuing Competency Program.
saw an increase in complaints made to the College. This has required us to invest more in investigation processes, disciplinary hearings and human
resources to deal with the risks to public safety related to these complaints.
We have invested in better
technology to increase the security of registrant’s data and to improve
administrative processes, making registration and renewal more efficient.
read the COBC’s annual and financial report, please click here.
you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Registrar, Lisa
Bannerman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (604) 742-6472 ext. 6316.
Phone: (204) 927 - 2101