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Wilson® Professional Credentials


Recognizing dedication to WRS instruction.

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 or Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist 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 Wilson Credentialed Trainer 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 Wilson® Credentialed Trainer 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.

How to track continuing education activities

Learn how to easily keep track of your completed continuing education activities and monitor your progress toward renewing your credential using our user-friendly tracking system.

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 Credential Opportunities

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. Wilson Language Training (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.

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