The International Dyslexia Association(IDA) issues certifications recognizing professionals with the knowledge and skills to teach individuals with dyslexia to read. The purpose of these credentials is to appropriately assess a professional’s ability to provide the necessary remediation for individuals with dyslexia and offer information to the public to choose qualified professionals.
Structured Literacy Teacher - This certification is granted to those who pass the IDA Structured Literacy Exam, which is now available in Canada. More information is available at the website of the Center for Effective Reading Instruction, a sister organization to IDA.
Dyslexia Practitioner and Dyslexia Therapist are two levels of 'Tier III' certification, with different requirements in course work and practicum hours (as well as successful completion of the IDA Structured Literacy Exam). Click here for more information on the IDA website.
Study Resources: The Center for Effective Reading Instruction has a list of recommended readings to prepare for taking the Structured Literacy Exam. As well "Reading 101: A Guide to Teaching Reading and Writing" training modules are available on the Reading Rockets website.