Become an Orthoptist

  • Qualifications & Training

    Students of orthoptics must attend 2 years of fellowship training. Presently, thirteen programs affiliated with medical facilities or universities in the US and Three in Canada offer an Orthoptic curriculum.

  • Admissions & Certification

    Admission criteria vary from school to school, however; national regulations require completion of a baccalaureate degree prior to sitting for the national certifying exams. A personal interview is customarily part of the admissions process.

  • Orthoptic Fellowship Programs

    Advanced standing students must complete a minimum of 12 months of training in an accredited program, with the length of training to be determined by the Council.