Your COA and AOA dues are a vital part of keeping our Association strong. They support programs, staff and equipment that are crucial to our legislative, educational and member service goals. When we all contribute, our state and national associations can advocate for our profession and our livelihood. Your dues ensure the future of optometry at the state and national level.
The COA collects both COA and AOA dues and COA is responsible for paying your AOA dues. COA and AOA dues for the calendar year are due in January; however, as a courtesy, the COA allows dues to be paid in monthly increments. For those who prefer to pay dues monthly, a statement is sent on the 22nd of the month indicating the amount of dues for the following month.
Please note that the AOA dues includes the regular dues plus the AOA special assessment of $85.00 per year per regular active member. This assessment funds the H&K public relations program. The assessment is prorated for partial practice and ascending dues levels.
The COA offers a variety of ways to pay your dues - some even come with a 5% discount!
1. Pay your annual dues in full by check or credit card. (Payment is due no later than Feb 28th of the calendar year to receive discount)
2. Sign up for ACH monthly withdraws with a bank account.
3. Set up a recurring monthly payment using a PayPal subscription (link will be emailed to you based on dues amount).
4. Mail a check for your monthly dues amount to the COA office by the first day of each month