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Extended until May 15! Apply By May 1st for the William H. Townsend Scholarship!
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*Extended until May 15! Apply By May 1st for the Dr. Milton Webb Optometric Leadership and Service Scholarship!
Arkansas State Board Examination - June 15, 2017
Arkansas State Boards are given twice a year, in February and in the summer (June or July). Check our upcoming events page for specific dates.
State Board Fact Sheet
Dr. Howard F. Flippin, Executive Director
P. O. Box 512
Searcy, AR 72145
Don't forget to transition your student membership! ArOA will request contact information from all of the New Licentiates in July. We will turn in all of your information to the American Optometric Association (AOA) so that your membership won't be interrupted. If you have a change in contact information, please contact us at 501-661-7675 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: How do I transition my AOSA student membership to AOA & ArOA professional status?
A: First, get licensed. Next, join the AOA state or federal services affiliate in which your principle practice or place of employment is located. You can join the Arkansas Optometric Association by contacting us here or calling ArOA at 501-661-7675. Your AOA membership is included automatically. You can find information about AOA state or federal services affiliates at www.aoa.org or www.aoa.org/join.
Q: What’s required if I’m in a residency program?
A: Complimentary post-graduate membership continues until the end of the calendar year in which you complete your residency. Application for post-graduate membership must be made directly to the AOA state or federal services affiliate you select or the AOSA. The ArOA will be contacted by AOA/AOSA so that your membership can remain intact. A copy of your application will be forwarded to the AOA. To qualify, your status must be one of the following:
Q: Does the ArOA & AOA still have ascending dues for young practitioners?
A: Yes. Newly licensed optometrists automatically receive a reduced, ascending schedule of dues for the year in which they are originally licensed and for four years following that.
Year of licensure – Free
First calendar year following licensure – 90% discount - pay only 10% of full dues
Second calendar year following licensure – 80% discount - pay only 20% of full dues
Third calendar year following licensure – 50% discount - pay only 50% of full dues
Fourth calendar year following licensure –25% discount - pay only 75% of full dues
Fifth calendar year following licensure and thereafter – 100% of full dues