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Become a Certified Optometric Vision Therapist
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Vision therapists employed by Fellows are eligible to become Board Certified in vision development, vision therapy, and vision rehabilitation as 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.


Where to Start


It is recommended you review the following materials along with the certification guide prior to completing the application for the COVT Process:

Learning Objectives and Study References

Fee Summary

Eligibility Review

2021 Timeline

Code of Conduct

Please do not fax applications. Due to current “stay home Ohio” mandates we are not in the office regularly to accept applications.

Certification Guide


Additional Forms and Resources


MCE Study Outline

Application Payment

Review Fee Payment

Exam Fee Payment


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.


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