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Ohio CERI Certification

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Path to Ohio CERI Structured Literacy/
Dyslexia Interventionist Certification

IMSE can support Ohio educators in meeting the Ohio requirements 
for K-3 teachers and District/Site Intervention Specialists.

K-3 Teachers: 
As an IDA accredited program, per the Dyslexia Committee Guidebook, Ohio K-3 educators can accomplish their required professional development training in the Science of Reading and Structured Literacy by completing IMSE’s 30-hr Comprehensive or Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus trainings (Grades K-3).

District/Site Intervention Specialists:
One path to meeting the requirements for Ohio’s district/site intervention specialist role, per the Dyslexia Committee’s Guidebook, is obtaining the CERI’s (Center for Effective Reading Instruction) Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist Certification. IMSE’s practicum may be used to apply for CERI’s Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist certification.

Educators who complete one IMSE practicum may apply for the CERI Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist Certificate. Educators that complete both practicums may apply for the CERI Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist Certificate.
 

Which CERI Structured Literacy/Dyslexia
Certification Path is appropriate for you?

 

Interventionist Certification              Specialist Certification

Path to the CERI Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist Certification

After completing the 30-hour Comprehensive OG+ course or the 30-hour Morphology+ course and the corresponding practicum, participants may apply for Center for Effective Reading’s Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist certificate.

Current fees: $1975
$100 for application fee
$1875 for practicum

Fee for certificate: $125 

If you completed the practicum prior to January 1, 2022, you must apply for the CERI Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist Certification using the alternate route application. Alternate route applications must be submitted between July 1st and September 30th. IMSE will cover the additional cost of the alternate route application for Ohio Educators.

Apply Using Alternate Route Application

If you are completing the practicum after January 1, 2022 you must then apply for the CERI Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist Certification using standard application

Apply Using Standard Application

Path to the CERI Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist Certification

Educators must complete the 30-hr IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham or Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Plus training, plus the 12.5-hr IMSE Phonological Awareness training. After completing both of these IMSE trainings you must then take the IMSE Comprehensive practicum. The cost of the practicum includes the KPEERI exam, and passing the exam is a requirement for the practicum.

Current fees: $1975
$100 for application fee
$1875 for practicum

After completing the Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham practicum you must complete the same process for the IMSE 30-hr Morphology Plus training. After completing training you must then complete the IMSE Intermediate Orton-Gillingham practicum.

Once both trainings and both practicums have been complete you may then apply for the CERI Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist Certification. 

Fee for certificate: $185

*Alternate route applications must be submitted between July 1st and September 30th. 

Apply for Certification