Pay Your Dues

At the 2017 annual meeting, the AACO Board of Directors recommended -- and the membership approved -- an increase in the annual dues for Active and Associate members.  Accordingly, the 2018 dues rate will be $200, with a $50 late fee for payments made after March 1st.

The last time there was a dues adjustment was at least 17 years ago.  There are many obvious and hidden costs that go into a well run profession association, such as: insurance, CPA, filing taxes, lawyer fees, directory, mailings, the management company, eblasts, new website, credit card payment and of course, running meetings. Back in 2000, the last time AACO dues were adjusted, many of these services did not even exist and, as we all know, costs have increased dramatically over the past 17 years.

The Association is working very hard to deliver services to the members that are of value, and AACO leaders very much appreciate your membership!

2018 Dues Rates

  • Active Members - $200*
  • Associate Members - $200*
  • Student Members - $50*
  • Newly certified orthoptist - first year dues are waived (no charge)
  • Life Member - no charge

*  After March 1st, a $50 late fee will be added

Printed membership directory (mailed to you) - $10

Pay your dues online by credit card -- CLICK HERE

   You will be required to log-in to the website to use the online dues form.

Download a generic dues form in PDF format -- coming soon

Notes and Additional Information

When you pay your dues online, the form also will ask you to verify some information for the AACO membership directory.  By reviewing these items, we will be able to maintain accurate data and accommodate your preferences for what is published in the directory.

Also, your dues invoice (online and paper) will offer you the opportunity to purchase a printed membership directory which will be mailed to you.  We expect that the printed 2018 directory will be available sometime in the spring.  Of course, the online directory is accessible 24/7 for members who log-in to the AACO website.

Finally, as in the past, all members may make a voluntary donation to the AACO.  Space is provided on the dues form for this purpose.


Email the AACO administrative office at:  [email protected]