Information for pre registration optometrists who have recently qualified

The Newly-Qualified grade provides a significant discount for recently-qualified optometrists on the standard membership fee. Newly-qualified optometrists are eligible for this grade both in the year that they qualify and the subsequent year. Following this period, the full priced fee will apply.

The AOP's Newly-Qualified membership fee for 2019 is £367.00.

Starting your Newly-Qualified membership

If you would like to start your Newly-Qualified membership from 1 February 2019, the pro rated membership fee will be £336.42.

Paying for the Newly-Qualified membership fee

There are two ways to pay your Newly-Qualified membership fee:

  • Card payment – if you would like to pay by card please contact the membership team on 020 7549 2010 and we can take a secure credit or debit card payment for the full amount

  • Direct Debit – Direct Debit payments can be set to collect in one lump sum, four quarterly payments or monthly from 1 March to 1 October 2019. All payment collections are on the first of the month. Please indicate your payment frequency on the mandate. If a Direct Debit mandate is submitted by 12 February 2019, the first collection date will be 1 March 2019. A letter will be sent confirming the payment schedule

The AOP's membership runs from the start date selected to 31 December 2019 and a renewal notice will be sent by post in November 2019.
Once we have received a payment or Direct Debit mandate, the new grade will be reflected in your MyAOP account online. You can login to your MyAOP account to download your insurance certificate or receipt and update your personal and work details.

If you have any questions about the Newly-Qualified grade, or how to pay, please contact the membership team.