WRS Level I Certification with Web-Based Practicum

This path to Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I Certification involves online coursework and live, web-based practicum observations with a Wilson Trainer. Participants should be comfortable with the use of computers.


Please review the WRS Level I Certification information, Web-Based Practicum requirements, and technical requirements prior to registration, as the commitment is considerable. It is highly recommended that you have a practicum student in mind who appears to fit the selection criteria.

Please note that capacity for this option is limited, dependent on trainer availability.

If you are interested pursuing online certification, please print and submit the WRS Level I Certification with Web-Based Practicum Registration Form.

Requirements for Web-Based Practicum

The online certification option requires completion of specific activities to support the web-based training model. These activities are in addition to the regular WRS Level I Certification requirements. Individuals have 12 months from the date of enrollment to complete the online course and practicum.

  • Complete Technology Walk-Through Appointment with assigned  Wilson Trainer.
  • Be observed five times teaching the practicum student via web-conferencing software designated by Wilson Language Training. Each observation is scheduled with the Wilson Trainer and lasts approximately one hour.
  • Submit all required paperwork associated with observation appointments as outlined in the web-based Practicum Observations Participant Guide.

Technical Requirements for Online Observations

For web-based observations, participants must have a computer system with speakers, an external webcam, and microphone functionality (through computer or integrated into webcam). The computer system must meet the following specifications:

External Webcam Hue HD Webcams are recommended and can be purchased from www.huehd.com.
Cameras that are integrated into laptops do not serve the needs of online observations.
CPU 1 GHz processor minimum, 1.5 GHz processor recommended
Memory 512 MB RAM
Operating System Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1; MAC OS X 10.5 (Leopard) or higher
Disk Space 50 MB minimum required for installation; additional space recommended
Connection USB 2.0 or 3.0 recommended (USB 1.1 compatible)
Resolution 800 x 600 Supported; 1024 x 768 or higher recommended
Video/Sound Card 16 bit or higher; DirectX 9.0 or higher required


These requirements represent minimum specifications provided by the current web-conferencing software designated by Wilson Language Training and are subject to change.