Thank you for your interest in joining the AOA and taking an active role in strengthening optometry. As a non-practicing optometrist/full-time student in an accredited institution of higher education, you are eligible for direct AOA post-graduate membership.
Post-graduate membership continues until the end of the calendar year in which you complete your residency. The post-graduate classification must be renewed annually, when appropriate.
Use the post-graduate membership application to initiate a new, or renew a current, post-graduate membership for an additional year. To qualify, your status must be one of the following:
2. Complete all information requested.
(Note: Certification of full-time student status must be made by an official at your educational institution and must be noted on the application by their signature. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.)
3. Mail your completed application for processing and approval to:
AOA Dues Accounting
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Floor 1
St. Louis, MO 63141-7881
Upon approval, your AOA membership card will arrive by mail within 4-6 weeks.
NOTE: If you were previously an AOA student member, you will maintain the same ID number. This number will not change, regardless of changes made to your membership classification and status. Your AOA ID number is required for AOA Web site member access and to receive a reduced student registration fee at Optometry's Meeting®.Questions regarding your application or the membership process should be directed to DuesAccounting@aoa.org.