Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How much does Academy Online access cost?

A. Academy members receive complimentary access to Academy Online. Nonmembers who attended the last Academy meeting pay $99 for annual access. Nonmembers who did not attend the last Academy meeting will pay $149 for annual access. All users must pay a $25 fee per course to earn distance learning credits.

How can I become an Academy member?

A. You can learn more about the steps and requirements for becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO) by visiting You may also contact our membership department by email with any questions at

How is the distance learning CE reported?

A. The Academy will report the distance learning credits to ARBO. It is the user's responsibility to report it to his/her state board. 

How long will content be available on Academy Online?

A. iPosters will be viewable for 6 months. Distance learning courses will change annually.