Senior Membership

Individuals must have a ten (10) year or greater record of professional and/or service accomplishment since the time of their highest degree. If selected, individuals must have an active OSA Membership. If you are not yet an OSA Member, you can enroll online.


Applicants are encouraged to provide the following information:

  • Curriculum Vita (CV)/Resume Include: academic history, professional experience, awards and/ or honors, publications and patents.

  • Description of significant professional and/or service performance.
  • Two brief endorsement statements from current OSA Members.  Requestors will need to contact each member and ask them to provide endorsement statements on their behalf.  A list of all current members is available by visiting the OSA Member Directory.
  • An employer reference (optional).

OSA Senior Member Reference Providers
Endorsement statements can be completed using the online Senior Member Reference Form or it can be sent by email to

Ways to Submit Your Senior Member Request

Mail: The Optical Society
Senior Member Request
2010 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
Fax: +1 202.416.6130

For assistance, please contact the OSA Membership Department (email:; Tel.: +1 202.416.1907). The OSA office is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (U.S. East Coast Time).