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Wilson® Professional Credentials


Continue your education and stay current in the field of reading instruction and dyslexia.

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Wilson® Professional Credentials

Wilson® Professional Credentials recognize the importance of ongoing development in the field of reading instruction and high standards of practice within the Wilson community. Our policy to provide only a list of Wilson Reading System® (WRS) certified individuals who are currently credentialed as a Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner (W.D.P.) or Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.) is our way of assuring the integrity of the program.

Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioners (W.D.P.)

A WRS Level I Certified individual is eligible for the W.D.P. credential. This credential recognizes individuals as prepared to diagnostically teach students identified with a language‐based learning disability, such as dyslexia, at the beginning levels of encoding and reading. This W.D.P. credential is valid for five years and must be renewed every five years after successfully completing recredentialing activities and coursework.

Wilson® Dyslexia Therapists (W.D.T.)

A WRS Level II Certified individual is eligible for the W.D.T. credential. This credential recognizes individuals as prepared to diagnostically teach students identified with a language‐based learning disability, such as dyslexia, at advanced levels of encoding and reading and in group settings. This W.D.T. credential is valid for five years and must be renewed every five years after successfully completing recredentialing activities and coursework.

Wilson® Credentialed Trainers (W.C.T.)

Additionally, individuals who successfully complete the WRS Trainer Development internship earn the W.C.T. credential, along with their previously earned W.D.T. credential. A W.C.T. is highly qualified to supervise individuals in WRS professional learning programs that prepare these individuals to teach students with a language‐based learning disability, such as dyslexia. Information about becoming a W.C.T. and maintaining that credential is available on the WRS Trainer Development page.

How to Claim Wilson Professional Credentials

For step-by-step instructions on how to claim your Wilson Professional Credentials or track earned Wilson Professional Learning Credits (WPLC) in our online systems, please watch these videos. Then log into Wilson Academy®  to put that knowledge into action.

Renewing Wilson Professional Credentials

Learn how to easily keep track of your completed continuing education activities and monitor your progress toward renewing your credential with our user-friendly tracking system. For a list of free and low-cost professional learning offerings to earn WPLC, please continue scrolling down on this page.

FAQs for Wilson Professional Credentials

By earning a Wilson Professional Credential, WRS certified educators demonstrate their dedication to high-quality reading instruction and ongoing professional learning in the field. Learn more about claiming and renewing a Wilson Professional Credential through the questions below.

Free and Low-cost Opportunities to Earn Wilson Professional Learning Credits

Wilson is happy to provide the following list of free and low-cost professional learning offerings as means to earn Wilson Professional Learning Credits. Please be sure to secure a certificate of attendance for any completed activities.

Professional learning events and activities specific to programs and curricula, other than Wilson programs, are not eligible for professional learning credits. WLT is not the provider for some webinars and presentations listed below (“third-party content”). These are recommended by, but are not proprietary to, WLT. WLT is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, or copyright compliance of third-party content. When following the links, you will be exiting WLT’s website and will be subject to the terms and privacy policy of that website.

Professional Learning Offering Provider Category Availability Cost Presenter
8th Annual Research to Practice Symposium – The Role of Resiliency in the Classroom: Why Not All Children AIM Institute For Learning and Research® Recognized Provider Not Specified No Cost Various
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Reading with TLC Webinars Reading with TLC Self-Reported Not Specified Varies Various
Current and Upcoming Offerings
Literacy Champions Symposium Webinars: Session 1 & 2 Stern Center for Language and Learning Recognized Provider Not Specified $40.00 Each Various
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International Dyslexia Association International Dyslexia Association Recognized Provider Not Specified Varies N/A
Past Offerings
The Dyslexia Foundation – Neurobiological Foundations of Executive Functions and Implications for Reading and Writing The Dyslexia Foundation Recognized Provider Not Specified No Cost Dr. Laurie Cutting
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The Dyslexia Foundation – Assessment of Executive Functions with a focus on implications for academic success The Dyslexia Foundation Recognized Provider Not Specified No Cost Vincent P. Culotta, Ph. D., ABN
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The Dyslexia Foundation – Executive Functions: Lessons learned from COVID-19 and Implications for Designing Remote Teaching The Dyslexia Foundation Recognized Provider Not Specified No Cost Ben Powers, DBA
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The Dyslexia Foundation – Tangled in a web of words: Oral language and executive functions The Dyslexia Foundation Recognized Provider Not Specified No Cost Anthony Bashir, Ph.D.
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The Dyslexia Foundation – When written language gets jumbled: Influence of executive functions on reading and writing The Dyslexia Foundation Recognized Provider Not Specified No Cost Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
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Empower All Learners to Acquire and Develop a Digital Voice (1 Wilson Credit) Wilson Language Training Wilson Professional Learning Not Specified No Cost Nanci King Shepardson, Senior Educational Technologist/Wilson Language Training
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Which Technologies Support Students with Learning Disabilities? (1 Wilson Credit) Wilson Language Training Wilson Professional Learning Not Specified No Cost Nanci King Shepardson, Senior Educational Technologist/Wilson Language Training
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Using Text-to-Speech, Speech-to-Text, and Word Prediction Tools to Facilitate Work Completion (1 Wilson Credit) Wilson Language Training Wilson Professional Learning Not Specified No Cost Nanci King Shepardson, Senior Educational Technologist/Wilson Language Training
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Technology Tools that Support Executive Functioning Skills (1 Wilson Credit) Wilson Language Training Wilson Professional Learning Not Specified No Cost Nanci King Shepardson, Senior Educational Technologist/Wilson Language Training
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AIM Institute for Learning & Research® Literacy Webinars AIM Institute for Learning & Research® Recognized Provider Not Specified Varies N/A
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Advanced Orthographic Mapping (4 Wilson Credits) Wilson Language Training Wilson Professional Learning Not Specified No Cost Barbara Wilson
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