Academy of Orton-Gillingham Certification through The Reading Center


Associate Level Certification

Prerequisite:  Successful completion of The Reading Center’s Basic Orton-Gillingham Training (in person or online)

Associate Level Training Cost: $5,000 (paid to The Reading Center). Additional fees to the Academy the responsibility of the applicant.

If you have successfully completed The Reading Center’s Basic Orton-Gillingham Training Course, you are eligible to register for training at the Associate Level under Academy Fellow supervision. 

This practitioner certification program validates rigorous training standards set forth by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and is an extension of The Reading Center ’s Basic Orton-Gillingham Training Course.  This level of training does require dedication and commitment. 

Associate Level Training includes:

  • 100 Orton-Gillingham practicum sessions over a minimum of 8 months (more if deemed necessary)

  • Academy Fellow supervision

  • Access to The Reading Center’s Blackboard CourseSites specific to Associate Level Training

  • Ongoing communication with supervising Fellow

 Registered Trainees will be required to complete the following:

  • Practicum plans/sessions required by supervising Fellow

  • Practice activities included on Blackboard CourseSites

  • Academy readings

  • All areas included on the application for Associate Level Certification by the Academy

Note: Completion of The Reading Center’s Basic Orton-Gillingham Training Course fulfills the theory portion for Associate Level Certification.  The Reading Center’s above fulfills the required practicum beyond what is included in the Orton-Gillingham Basic Training.