FELLOW OF AOC (FAOC)
Those interested may contact the heads of the member associations for submission of requirements and initial evaluation.
These FAOC award will be given to members of AOC:
To acknowledge members who have been practicing optometry successfully based on the local practice standards.
In recognition of the effort and commitment by the member to promote optometry to the local and regional community.
GUIDELINES FOR FELLOW OF AOC AWARD
Any Ordinary member can apply for the Fellowship Award if he/she has fulfilled the following requirements:
has been a registered member of the Optometric professional body in the respective country for at least 2 years,
have contributed towards promoting optometry to the local and regional community.
The Fellowship Award can only be conferred to the optometrist upon approval by BOTH the Council of the AOC Panel and the Central Executive Committee of its practice country.
The decision by BOTH the Council of the AOC Panel and Central Executive Committee of its practice country is FINAL. The decision cannot be challenged in court.
The Central Executive Committee of its country can prosecute in court any member and non-member who misuse the Award. The maximum penalty is USD 5,000.00 if found guilty.
The initial registration fee of USD 50 will be paid to AOC.
Consequent annual fee of USD 30 to be paid to the respective local member