Full or Associate Membership (National Orthoptic Associations only)

  • IOA Correspondant
  • Name, addresses, telephone, fax number and e-mail of the orthoptist who will be corresponding with the IOA:

  • What categories of membership are there in your association?*
  • full
    associate
    honorary
    student
    Other (please specify):

    4b. What are the requirements for each membership type in your association (ie Is associate membership open to ophthalmologists)?*

    4c. What voting rights are held by each category of membership in your association (ie full membership have full voting privileges etc)*

  • State briefly the objectives of your association:*
  • Please provide your associations mailing and web address:
  • Associations mailing address:*
    Associations web address: *

  • Does your association have a constitution (if yes please provide a copy)*
  • yes no


  • Does your association provide a process for nomination and elections of association officers?*
  • yes no

  • Does your association hold an annual general meeting for its members (please provide a copy of the minutes)*
  • yes no


  • Does your association provide scientific meetings for your association (please provide details):*
  • Please state who your association officers/executive are and their terms of office (president, vice president, treasurer, secretary etc):*
  • Where can an orthoptist work in your country?*
  • (In hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation centres, vision screening, independently, others):

  • Is there more than one organisation representing orthoptists in your country?*

  • yes no

    If YES, please explain the arrangements (e.g. geographical, state, provincial, etc.):

  • Is the orthoptic profession officially recognised in your country?*

  • yes no

    If YES, do orthoptists enjoy the privileges of State Registration?
    If NO, how is the orthoptic profession recognized/governed in your country?

  • Is there a national qualifying examination, which permits orthoptists to practice?*

  • yes no

    if YES

    PLEASE UPLOAD COPY OF A TYPICAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA/DEGREE**

    If NO
    Please describe how orthoptists are selected to perform their duties:

  • Can orthoptics be practiced in your country without passing a qualifying examination?

  • yes no

  • Is there more than one qualification which permits orthoptists to practice?*

  • yes no

    if YES Please state the names of the other qualifications that are acceptable:

  • What qualifications are required to work as an orthoptist in your country? (please provide any web links to bodies who register, licence or certify your profession)
  • Is there a recognised orthoptics education program in your country?*

  • yes no

    If YES, please answer the following questions:

    If you have answered NO on the previous question you can only qualify for ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP. Proceed to Question 28 to complete the application.



    ____The next questions only apply for full membership applications____

  • What level of education is required to study orthoptics?
  • a) Is this equivalent to university entrance standards?
    yes
    no
    b) Is this equivalent to nursing school entrance standards?
    yes
    no
    c) Is this equivalent to other allied health professions?
    yes
    no

  • Does a national syllabus exist?
  • no
    yes

  • How is the syllabus implemented?
  • Is the education of orthoptics organised as:
  • Undergraduate University Course (BA – BSc)
    Graduate University Course (Master – PhD)
    School / Academy
    Apprenticeship

  • What is the duration of orthoptic education?
  • a) Please give a description of the typical schedule (years, hours, full-time or part-time, holidays):

    b) How many theoretical lessons/lectures are given?

    c) How is clinical instruction given?

    d) If the number of theoretical and clinical lessons/lectures are different from one school to another, please state how:

  • Do the clinical lessons include supervised practical work?
  • yes
    no
    If YES, under whose supervision is the practical work undertaken?

  • Are there examinations? Explain the details of the examinations: oral / written, how many, in which subjects, theoretical/ practical, at what stages in the education, etc.:
  • Describe the practical/oral examinations, if any are held:
  • Is your national association prepared to send a representative to attend the IOA Council, which meets each year?*
  • YES…You can apply for FULL MEMBERSHIP
    NO…You can apply for ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP


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    Representatives of National Orthoptic Associations seeking membership with the International Orthoptic Association (IOA) with a seat or observer status on the IOA Council of Management are requested to complete this form. 

    All questions should be answered in English.

    All questions with * are required

    1. Chairperson
    2. Please enter the name, address, telephone, fax number and e-mail of your present chairperson:

    3. IOA Correspondant
    4. Name, addresses, telephone, fax number and e-mail of the orthoptist who will be corresponding with the IOA:

    5. What categories of membership are there in your association?*
    6. full
      associate
      honorary
      student
      Other (please specify):

      4b. What are the requirements for each membership type in your association (ie Is associate membership open to ophthalmologists)?*

      4c. What voting rights are held by each category of membership in your association (ie full membership have full voting privileges etc)*

    7. State briefly the objectives of your association:*
    8. Please provide your associations mailing and web address:
    9. Associations mailing address:*
      Associations web address: *

    10. Does your association have a constitution (if yes please provide a copy)*
    11. yes no


    12. Does your association provide a process for nomination and elections of association officers?*
    13. yes no

    14. Does your association hold an annual general meeting for its members (please provide a copy of the minutes)*
    15. yes no


    16. Does your association provide scientific meetings for your association (please provide details):*
    17. Please state who your association officers/executive are and their terms of office (president, vice president, treasurer, secretary etc):*
    18. Where can an orthoptist work in your country?*
    19. (In hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation centres, vision screening, independently, others):

    20. Is there more than one organisation representing orthoptists in your country?*

    21. yes no

      If YES, please explain the arrangements (e.g. geographical, state, provincial, etc.):

    22. Is the orthoptic profession officially recognised in your country?*

    23. yes no

      If YES, do orthoptists enjoy the privileges of State Registration?
      If NO, how is the orthoptic profession recognized/governed in your country?

    24. Is there a national qualifying examination, which permits orthoptists to practice?*

    25. yes no

      if YES

      PLEASE UPLOAD COPY OF A TYPICAL CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA/DEGREE**

      If NO
      Please describe how orthoptists are selected to perform their duties:

    26. Can orthoptics be practiced in your country without passing a qualifying examination?

    27. yes no

    28. Is there more than one qualification which permits orthoptists to practice?*

    29. yes no

      if YES Please state the names of the other qualifications that are acceptable:

    30. What qualifications are required to work as an orthoptist in your country? (please provide any web links to bodies who register, licence or certify your profession)
    31. Is there a recognised orthoptics education program in your country?*

    32. yes no

      If YES, please answer the following questions:

      If you have answered NO on the previous question you can only qualify for ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP. Proceed to Question 28 to complete the application.



      ____The next questions only apply for full membership applications____

    33. What level of education is required to study orthoptics?
    34. a) Is this equivalent to university entrance standards?
      yes
      no
      b) Is this equivalent to nursing school entrance standards?
      yes
      no
      c) Is this equivalent to other allied health professions?
      yes
      no

    35. Does a national syllabus exist?
    36. no
      yes

    37. How is the syllabus implemented?
    38. Is the education of orthoptics organised as:
    39. Undergraduate University Course (BA – BSc)
      Graduate University Course (Master – PhD)
      School / Academy
      Apprenticeship

    40. What is the duration of orthoptic education?
    41. a) Please give a description of the typical schedule (years, hours, full-time or part-time, holidays):

      b) How many theoretical lessons/lectures are given?

      c) How is clinical instruction given?

      d) If the number of theoretical and clinical lessons/lectures are different from one school to another, please state how:

    42. Do the clinical lessons include supervised practical work?
    43. yes
      no
      If YES, under whose supervision is the practical work undertaken?

    44. Are there examinations? Explain the details of the examinations: oral / written, how many, in which subjects, theoretical/ practical, at what stages in the education, etc.:
    45. Describe the practical/oral examinations, if any are held:
    46. Is your national association prepared to send a representative to attend the IOA Council, which meets each year?*
    47. YES…You can apply for FULL MEMBERSHIP
      NO…You can apply for ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP


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