Path To Certification

Brainspring's Orton-Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist Certification Process

  • 1.


    Bachelor's Degree

  • 2.

    Level i

    In-Person or Livestream
    Phonics First® or Structures®
    course and exam.

  • 3.

    Three months
    of teaching
    with fidelity

    Coaching is available to
    help educators with any
    questions or concerns
    they may have.

  • 4.

    Level ii

    In-Person or
    Livestream course
    and exam.

  • 5.


    In-person, livestream, or
    self-paced workshop
    and exam.

  • 6.


    Application paperwork
    submitted to

    *Can apply at any time.
  • 7.

    Lesson presentation
    and sound accuracy

    Plan and present a lesson
    to a Certified Instructor and
    complete sound check.

  • 8.

    Level iii

    60-hour supervised
    teaching practicum,
    including a minimum of
    five lesson observations.


  • Teacher benefits

    Educators acquire expertise in delivering, monitoring, and implementing a structured literacy approach to teaching reading.

  • Student benefits

    K-12 students receive detailed, customized instruction designed to specifically meet their needs every step of the way.

  • School benefits

    Expertise in an accredited structured language program is critical in preventing and remediating reading failures, and strengthening overall literacy.