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® certified individuals who are currently credentialed as a Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner or Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist is our way of assuring the integrity of the program.

Wilson has established the following professional credentials for WRS certified individuals:

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

Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner

A WRS Level I Certified individual is eligible for the Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner (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.

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Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.)

Wilson Dyslexia TherapistA WRS Level II Certified individual is eligible for the Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (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.

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