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Become a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist
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Vision therapists employed by Fellows are eligible to become Certified Optometric Vision Therapists (COVTs).

To be eligible for application to the COVT process, you must have experience working in a vision therapy office setting for a minimum of 2,000 hours, or 1,000 hours with possession of a relevant behavioral degree.

The process involves submitting responses to a series of Guided Study Open Book Questions on various clinical topics and successfully completing a multiple choice written examination and oral interview. Once you have applied for certification as an optometric vision therapist, you have up to four years to complete the certification process.


Certification Fees

Certification Guide

2020 Certification Timeline

ADA Compliance Guides 

Candidate Appeals Policy


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Read how others succeeded in the certification process!

COVT Interviews

Learn more about COVTs and how rewarding certification can be with the "Sit Down" interview series on the VTWorks Blog.