The mission of the Arizona State Board of Dispensing Opticians is to ensure that the consumers of the State of Arizona are afforded quality optical services.
To this end, the Board regulates the opticianry profession through administering examinations, issuing licenses to qualified opticians and optical establishments, proposing legislation, enacting rules and regulations and investigating complaints brought to the Board against licensed opticians and optical establishments.
Laws 2016, Chapter 115, requires each state agency to post their budget request on the agency’s website.
FY 22 Budget Request is available for viewing below.
The Governor’s Regulation Rollback initiative to do away with or improve 500 rules and regulations by the end of the calendar year is in full swing.
The governor's office would like the community and stakeholders input on all regulations and rules currently used by this Board.
Dispensing Optician License Applications
THE BOARD NO LONGER ADMINISTERS THE PRACTICAL EXAMINATION. THE PRACTICAL EXAMINATION IS NOW ADMINISTERED BY NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED BODIES.
ESTABLISHMENT/OPTICIAN RENEWAL NOTICES
All Renewal nortices are now emailed to licensees. Please ensure that your email address is kept current in the elicensing system.
Please see the Resources tab for a list of when your continuing education credits are due. 12 credits are due every three year period. Credits must be acquired during that three year period and cannot be carried over.
For a course on Rules and Regulations: CONTACT: Jim McClafferty 480-560-4041 -----OR------ AADO 440 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711, 520-327-6215. The board will also accept the course from OpticalTraining.com Instrumentation Reguations and Standards, as well as any state's course on Statutes or Laws. Contact Lucy Dunn 928-778-3937 X 5 for information on the Summer Conference in Prescott -----OR----- AADO on the Fall Conference usually held in October or November at 520-327-6215.