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.
WE ARE MOVING!
The Board office has moved to 1740 West Adams, Suite 3001, Phoenix, Arizona 85007. Our phone numbers and e-mail addresses will remain the same. Please update your contact information for our office when appropriate.
Laws 2016, Chapter 115, requires each state agency to post their budget request on the agency’s website.
FY 19 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.
Practical Examinations are administered in March and September of each year. Deadlines to submit the application for the examination are 45 days prior to the examination date (January 18th for the March Exam and July 18th for the September exam) The practical examination will be given at 1740 W. Adams, Phoenix, AZ.
QUORUM NOTICE: Pursuant to A.R.S. 328-431.02 Notice is hereby given to the members of the Arizona State Board of Dispensing Opticians and the general public that on Wednesday September 5, 2018 and March 6, 2019 at approximately 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m., a quorum of Board members may be present at each examination for the purpose of observing the administration of the examination. No Board action will be taken at these examinations.
A quorum of Board members may also be present on September 4th, 2018 and March 5, 2019 prior to and during the examination to review examination equipment. While this will not be open to the public, No Board action will be taken at that time.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 28 APPLICANTS WHO PASSED THE MARCH PRACTICAL EXAMINATION!!!!
ESTABLISHMENT/OPTICIAN RENEWAL NOTICES
Establishment Renewal Notices will be e-mailed/mailed the Week of May 1st. Renewals and appropriate fees are due by June 30th.
Optician Renewal Notices will be e-mailed/mailed the Week of October 1st. Renewals, appropriate fees and (when applicable) Continuing Education credits are due by December 31st.
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 Theresa Boyed 928-420-1693 for information on the Summer Conference in Prescott -----OR----- AADO on the Fall Conference usually held in October or November at 520-327-6215.