Opticians Association
of
Georgia

Phone: (678) U-ASK-OAG
(678-827-5624

Fax: (470) ASK-0OAG
(470-275-0624)

PO Box 1463
Buford, GA 30515


Welcome to the new OAG Website!


Opticians Association Of Georgia

It’s a New Year and a great time to renew your membership or join the OAG at the early bird membership rates before they go up! Rates increase $25 February 28th.
Why Join the Opticians Association of Georgia?
Members get access to:
-Information on activities and development of the profession.
-OAG Sponsored ABO/NCLE continuing education seminars at reduced membership rates
-Representation at the State as well as the National level
-The right of Professional members to vote for the people who will shape the destiny of your chosen profession
-The National Affiliation/ Dual Membership:
(Through your membership in the association, Georgia opticians and contact lens technicians have access to the far-reaching resources of the Opticians Association of America. The OAA, whose principal responsibility is to lobby Congress and federal agencies, provides state associations with legal opinions, analyses of legislation, credentialing and career information, marketing research, and a wide variety of research studies and publications. Association members receive a free subscription to the OAA's newsletter.)

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*ANNOUNCEMENTRegistration for the CE Meeting in Valdosta is now OPEN!
**ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED TO 60 SEATS, and is "First Come, First Served". Any Registrations that surpass the Limit will be refunded and denied admittance. **

***PSA as of 1/19/2021***

Due to unforeseen circumstances concerning the expanding resurgence of the nationwide COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the CE meeting schedule for 13-14 February 2021 is being changed to minimize attendee (pandemic) risk exposure to the extent practical.

 Accordingly 6 ABO CE hours will be offered onsite Saturday the 13th of February and additionally the GA Law class will be offered for a total of 7 CECs for that day. There will be no Sunday (14 Feb.) NCLE classes provided for the aforementioned stated reason

To compensate for the onsite Sunday hours not being offered onsite, OAG is providing every registered attendees 3 individual coupon codes that will allow access to the OAG website. We  recommend attendees take advantage of the 3 NCLE CE credits at no charge to each registered and verified Valdosta attendee

The coupon codes at issue are valid until the 31st of March 2021, and there will be no exemptions or exceptions to that date. The online completion of the 3 NCLE courses provided for, will yield a total of 10 CE hours for the Valdosta event. The 3 separate coupon codes will be available in each individual information folder that is routinely provided at OAG CE meetings. No further action will be required on the attendees part except to follow the simple instructions that will be provided on the OAG website to go online and register accordingly. In light of the resurging pandemic crisis throughout the country, the OAG leadership team has determined the approach taken is the most responsible course of action to take for the benefit and welfare of our much valued OAG members and non member attendees alike.

Thomas Blair, Jr., LDO
Exec. Director, OAG
678-592-5931 cp



 


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Want to safely get your CE Hours sooner and from the Comfort of home? 

The Georgia State Board of Dispensing Opticians has approved an emergency rule retroactive to the 7th of August 2020, which will allow acquiring the license renewal requirement of 10 hours of CE to be obtained online through approved sources i.e., the OAA, OAG, or the NAO.

Obtaining all CE hours online are still subject to the mixture of at least 6 technical CE hours and the GA Law class as mandated by the state board effective 1 April 2017.

Public notice of the Emergency rule can be found on the GBDO website: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/20?fbclid=IwAR2gJN7dvRfskCf0Fy3hMwd3poq60OfGIaknLM_rrp_qQ6AkizDu809zRzk 


To get your CE hours through the OAG, visit:

http://oagonline.org/OAGOnlineCE



PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT

We received confirmation that the Georgia State Board of Dispensing Opticians has approved an emergency rule retroactive to the 7th of August 2020, which will allow acquiring the license renewal requirement of 10 hours of CE to be obtained online thru approved sources i.e., the OAA, OAG, or the NAO.

Obtaining all CE hours online are still subject to the mixture of at least 6 technical CE hours and the GA Law class as mandated by the state board effective 1 April 2017.

Public notice of the Emergency rule can be found on the GBDO website: https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/20?fbclid=IwAR2gJN7dvRfskCf0Fy3hMwd3poq60OfGIaknLM_rrp_qQ6AkizDu809zRzk 


To get your CE hours through the OAG, CLICK HERE








Welcome! We're glad you're here!

 The Opticians Association of Georgia is dedicated to promoting professionalism for Licensed Opticians and aspiring Registered Apprentices on the path to licensure through representation, education, advocacy, and community outreach.

Whether you're a longstanding Licensed Optician needing to renew your certifications and license, a Registered Apprentice working towards advancing your career, or even an individual interested in joining our prestigious profession, we are here to be your resource for information, guidance, and the latest legislative news over anything involving the Opticianry profession and optical industry. We uphold ourselves to the highest of standards that mirror the ethics of our parent organization, the Opticians Association of America.   


Strength in Unity

In today's complex legislative and regulatory climate, individual businesses have learned that their survival often depends on collective action and unity of purpose. The Association speaks for Georgia opticians and contact lens technicians with a single voice - a voice strong enough to command respect in the halls of government, through the Opticians Association of Georgia legal and legislation committee. We invite you to join us as we stand together to provide the highest standard of care to our patients, and the highest standard of service to our members.

 

Join the OAG Today
Membership has lots of great advantages, including quality continuing education, professional networking, and extraordinary opportunities to advance our profession. We invite you to join today.
Continuing Education
We place a very high emphasis on continuing professional education at the Opticians Association of Georgia. For our members, we work in partnership with leading CE providers, and we offer live CE conferences every spring.