National Academy of Opticianry (NAO

Landover,  MD 
United States
  • Booth: 1210

Education for all Opticians. It's what we do. Since 1963

Our Mission:  The National Academy of Opticianry, (NAO)  is an international organization dedicated solely to providing quality, affordable education and training for ALL opticians.  

Founded in 1963, we cover all aspects of Opticianry education and training from:

  • apprenticeship training and career preparation (internationally known as the Ophthalmic Career Progression Program) that is accepted by the D.O.L. and twelve licensing states as one way to meet education requirements during apprenticeship training,
  • basic to advanced certification and licensing exam preparation, and
  • continuing education for beginning through advanced level Opticians.

Only The National Academy of Opticianry…

  • offers members-only discounts on education and training materials including:
    • certification and licensing exam preparation materials, 
    • desk-top reference materials, and
    • continuing education courses
  • offers members-only discounts on education in all available formats including:
    • live classroom,
    • home-study books, DVDs, audio CDs, flashcards and,
    • online

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