Certification Program

ONLINE APPLICATION

As of January 1, 2016 all applications submitted to the Academy must be online.

This includes the following application types:

1. Subscriber Membership (rolling submission)

2. Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (rolling submission)

3. All Standard Applications (for January 10th or July 10th deadlines)

- Associate

- Certified

- Fellow

4. Accredited Training Track (for training completed through an AOGPE Accredited Training Program)

- Associate Level

- Certified Level

5. Accredited Training Fellow Track (for training completed with an Accredited Training Fellow)

- Associate Level

6. All Resubmissions

- Associate Level

- Certified Level

- Fellow Level



The link to the application website is:

https://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com

Click on the link and create an account. Once you have an account and are logged in, there is a Resources tab in the upper right hand corner of the page. Click ont the Resources tab for FAQs and for information pertaining to each application level.

The Resources tab contains the following information:

1. FAQs

2. Information from the login screen

3. All Application Outlines

4. Checklists for Associate, Certified and Fellow Applications

5. Fellow Training/Video Rubric

6. Rubric: Student Profile and Lesson Plan

7. Letters of Support Outline

8. Code of Ethics

9. All Warranties

10. Resubmission Information

11. Dues and Fees

12. Information for Fellows, FITs & Clinical Supervisors

On January 1, 2016 all applications to the Academy will be in electronic format.* The online process takes the place of all paper applications, checklists, and Letters of Support. The electronic format requires completing forms and uploading documents online (in a PDF format). The step-by- step process allows you to fill out the application at your own pace, save your work, and edit the application until you are ready to submit.

Information requested on the application forms and required documentation has not changed, only the format for submission.

*If you are applying for the January 10, 2016 deadline you must submit an electronic application.

INDIVIDUAL CERTIFICATION OVERVIEW

One of the primary ways the Academy pursues its mission is by a Certification Program of individuals who apply for Academy membership. An applicant submits specified credentials and documentation that are reviewed against the criteria and standards set by the Academy for four different levels of membership.

 

The Academy certifies Individual Members at one of four levels: Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (OGCE), Associate, Certified, and Fellow. These four levels represent a continuum of increasing training, experience and professional competency. In addition, there is a Subscriber membership for persons who have taken a basic introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach but who have yet to undertake the training and practice required to become a certified member of the Academy. In addition to these Individual Members the Academy also has Organizational Members whose Orton-Gillingham instructional programs have been accredited by the Academy. (See Accreditation Program) For further information, please visit our section on Training Programs and Courses.

 

TRAINING 

Few colleges and universities provide instruction in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Training is most readily found elsewhere. However, the quality and adequacy of training represented as "Orton-Gillingham" may vary significantly. Indeed, one of the reasons the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators came into being was to provide an objective, professional assessment, by an independent third party, of the quality and adequacy of programs that profess to provide Orton-Gillingham training. The Academy is not in a position to judge the qualifications of non-Academy members, but it can speak with authority regarding its membership.

 

Persons accepted into the Academy have met standards set by the Academy under the authority granted to it by action of the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York, for and on behalf of the State Education Department. As there are different levels of membership, the requirements to be met differ. The Academy has set its highest standards for those who would train others to be Orton-Gillingham teachers.

AOGPE TRAINING OPTIONS

Of its members, only Fellows of the Academy have achieved the levels of education, training, and experience deemed necessary to independently train others in the Orton-Gillingham Approach. 

 

There are two options that lead to Academy certification and membership:

(1) Working with individual Fellow (s)

(2) Enrolling in training within an Academy Accredited Training Program

All Fellows who train are expected to provide instruction consistent with the high standards promulgated by the Academy. Subscriber, Classroom Educator, Associate, Certified and Fellow Level Training Courses are all taught by Fellows. Some of them are complete courses including the required practicum based on Academy standards. Others may not fulfill the Academy requirements.

 

If you are interested in Orton-Gillingham training, you should contact the designated Academy Fellow directly for details. If you think you may be interested in membership in the Academy, discuss this with the Fellow, and ask how the training will qualify you for Academy membership.

 

TRAINING FEES

The cost of Orton-Gillingham training varies. Please contact the Fellow or Accredited site for information on fees.

MEMBERSHIP CHARTS

Click here for a MEMBERSHIP LEVELS COMPARISON CHART 

Click here for a COMPARISON OF CLASSROOM EDUCATOR AND ASSOCIATE LEVELS 

 

 

 

click here for academy accredited training programs

 

 

click here for training courses being offered by fellows

 

 

Email the Academy for a list of Fellows located in your area: info@ortonacademy.org

 

 

 

ONLINE APPLICATION 

As of January 1, 2016 all applications submitted to the Academy must be online. 

Create an account for access to information on applying. 

This includes the following application types: 

1. Subscriber (rolling submission)

2. Classroom Educator Applications (rolling submission)

3. All Standard Applications (for January 10th or July 10th deadlines)

- Associate

- Certified

- Fellow

2. Accredited Training Track (for training completed through an AOGPE Accredited Training Program)

- Associate

- Certified

3. Accredited Training Fellow Track (for training completed with an Accredited Training Fellow)

- Associate

4. All Resubmissions (for January 10th and July 10th deadlines)

(Associate, Certified and Fellow)

The link to the application website is:

https://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com

Click on the link and create an account. Once you have an account and are logged in, there is a Resources tab in the upper right hand corner of the page. Click on the Resources tab for FAQs and for information pertaining to each application level. 

The Resources tab contains the information:

1. FAQs

2. Information from the login screen

3. All Application Outlines

4. Checklists for Associate, Certified and Fellow Applications

5. Fellow Training/Video Rubric

6. Rubric: Student Profile and Lesson Plan

7. Letters of Support Outline

8. Code of Ethics

9. All Warranties

10. Resubmission Information

11. Dues and Fees

12. Information for Fellows, FITs & Clinical Supervisors

On January 1, 2016 all applications to the Academy will be in electronic format.* The online process takes the place of all paper applications, checklists, and Letters of Support. The electronic format requires completing forms and uploading documents online (in PDF). The step-by-step process allows you to fill out the application at your own pace, save your work, and edit the application until you are ready to submit.

Information requested on the application forms and required documentation has not changed, only the format for submission.
*If you are applying for the January 10, 2016 deadline you must submit an electronic application.

 

BEFORE APPLYING for Associate, Certified, and Fellow

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Please note that the documentation called for in these application forms relies heavily upon training provided by Fellows of the Academy.

boxStandard Applications for membership at the Associate, Certified, and Fellow levels are reviewed twice a year.

boxLearn more about the required and recommended reading for applicants.

boxFully completed applications, checklists and required letters of support must be submitted to the Academy by: 

 

January 10th   or    July 10th 

 

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After submitting an application, an email is sent to the applicant confirming the application has been received by the Certifying Committee. 

DECISION LETTERS:

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For the January 10 deadline, decision letters are mailed in May.

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For the July 10 deadline, decision letters are mailed in November.

 


ORTON-GILLINGHAM CLASSROOM EDUCATOR (OGCE)

The OGCE must meet the following requirements:

boxBachelor's degree or higher (in any area of study)

box30 hours of coursework taught by a Fellow of the Academy

box50 hours of supervised classroom or group instruction using the Orton-Gillingham Approach, consisting of 40 to 50 minute long lessons

            over the course of one academic year under the direction of a Fellow

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5 observations of complete lessons by the Supervising Fellow 

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Readings may be assigned at the discretion of the training Fellow

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Application to the Academy with 2 letters of support using the required "Letter of Support, Orton-Gillingham Classroom Eductor" form below.             

           One letter must be from your Principal Training Fellow. The Second letter should be from someone who is familiar with your work as an

           Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator. 

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Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis

boxIf a Classroom Educator wishes to pursue Associate level certification by the Academy, all course work and practicum training may be applied to the

 Associate training requirements.

The Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator is qualified to apply principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach to modify and provide literacy instruction for the classroom or small groups.  Utilizing direct instruction, teachers bring a multisensory, structured, sequential, phonics and linguistic approach into the classroom.

ONLINE APPLICATION

ONLINE APPLICATION WEBSITE LINK 

http://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com

AFTER JANUARY 1, 2016 PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

APPLICATION

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DOWNLOAD OGCE APPLICATION

LETTER OF SUPPORT

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DOWNLOAD LETTER OF SUPPORT

(Two letters of support are required)

 

 

application deadline

 

boxApplications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

 

 

Academy accredited programs providing OGCE training 

1. Camp Spring Creek
Susie van der Vorst, F/AOGPE
774 Spring Creek Road
Bakersville, NC 28705
(828) 688-1000 
www.campspringcreek.org

(Classroom Educator & Associate Training)

2. Camperdown Academy

Heidi Bishop, F/AOGPE

501 Howell Road
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 244-8899
www.camperdown.org

(Classroom Educator, Associate & Certified Training)

3. Learning House
Susan Santora, F/AOGPE
264 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437
(203) 453-3691
www.learninghouse-ct.com

(Classroom Educator, Associate & Certified Training)

4. Schenck School
Rosalie Davis, F/AOGPE
282 Mt. Paran Road, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 252-2591 
www.schenck.org

(Classroom Educator & Associate Training)

5. Stern Center for Language and Learning

Janna Osman, M.Ed
183 Talcott Road, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495
(802)878-2332
www.sterncenter.org

(Classroom Educator & Associate Training)

 

 

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ASSOCIATE LEVEL

Associate Level members have met the following requirements:

 

boxBachelor's degree or higher (in any area of study)

 

Option A:

boxOrton-Gillingham coursework totaling a minimum of 60 hours taught by a Fellow of the Academy

boxOrton-Gillingham supervised practicum experience teaching 1:1 under the direction of a Fellow,

             totaling 100 hours over a minimum period of eight months to one year

box10 entire 40-60 minute lesson observations by a Fellow (on-site or video and if videoed, unedited)

boxEvidence of completion of Academy-required readings at the Associate Level

 

Option B:

boxOrton-Gillingham course work totaling a minimum of 60 hours + 10 additional hours on adapting the Orton-Gillingham approach

to group or classroom instruction taught by a Fellow of the Academy

boxOrton-Gillingham supervised practicum experience of at least 100 hours over a minimum of eight months to one year, 50 hours of which

  are 1:1 and 50 hours in a group or classroom setting

box10 entire 40-60 minute lesson observations by a Fellow (on-site or video and if video, unedited)

boxEvidence of completion of Academy-required readings at the Associate Level

 

Associate Level members may tutor individuals using the Orton-Gillingham Approach while continuing to be mentored by a Fellow.

TRAINING OPTIONS

Those seeking training that leads to Academy certification have the option of working with individual Fellow(s) or pursuing training in an Academy Accredited Training Program.

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Click here for Academy Accredited Training Programs 

- Click on Training

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Click here for Training Courses provided by Academy Fellows, listed by State

- Click on membership level

- Click on State

 

ONLINE APPLICATION

ONLINE APPLICATION WEBSITE LINK 

Https://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com

DEADLINES

boxFully completed applications, checklists and required letters of support must be submitted to the Academy by:

 January 10th or  July 10th.

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Emails are sent to applicants confirming receipt of their applications to the Certifying Committee.

DECISION LETTERS

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For the January 10th deadline, decision letters are mailed in May.

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For the July 10th deadline, decision letters are mailed in November.

ASSOCIATE LEVEL READING LIST

ASSOCIATE LEVEL READING LISTdownload

CERTIFIED LEVEL

Certified Level members have completed all the requirements for Associate Level. The Certified Level member has also fulfilled the following:

boxAn additional 100 additional hours of Orton-Gillingham coursework (for a total of 160 hours) taught by a Fellow of the Academy

boxAn additional 200 hours of Orton-Gillingham supervised practicum experience (for a total of 300 hours) over a two year period

box10 entire 40-60 minute lesson observations by a Fellow in addition to those in the Associate Level for a total of 20

boxEvidence of completion of Academy- required readings at the Certified Level

 

Certified Level members are qualified to tutor individuals and teach small groups using the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

 

TRAINING OPTIONS

Those seeking training that leads to Academy certification have the option of working with individual Fellow(s) or pursuing training in an Academy Accredited Training Program.

      

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 Click here for Academy Accredited Training Programs

- Then click on Training

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Click here for Training Courses provided by Academy Fellows, listed by State

- Click on membership level

- Click on State

ONLINE APPLICATION

ONLINE APPLICATION WEBSITE LINK

HTTPS://ORTON-GILLINGHAM.FLUIDREVIEW.COM

DEADLINES

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Fully completed applications, checklists and required letters of support must be submitted to the Academy by:

 January 10th or  July 10th.

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Emails are sent to applicants confirming receipt of their applications to the Certifying Committee. 

DECISION LETTERS

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For the January 10th deadline, decision letters are mailed in May.

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For the July 10th deadline, decision letters are mailed in October.

      

CERTIFIED LEVEL READING LIST

CERTIFIED READING LISTdownload

 

FELLOW LEVEL

Fellow Level members have completed all the requirements stipulated for the Certified Level. Fellow Level members have also fulfilled the following:

 

 

boxMaster's degree or the international equivalent; an additional 90 hours of coursework (for a total of 250 hours) taught by a Fellow of the Academy

boxAn additional 300 hours of Orton-Gillingham supervised practicum experience (for a total of 600 hours) with a minimum of six years as a practitioner

boxDocumentation of observations while teaching coursework to practitioners at the Associate and Certified Levels and while supervising such practitioners

boxEvidence of completion of Academy-required-readings at the Fellow Level and evidence of continuing professional development

 

Fellows are qualified to train and supervise others in the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

TRAINING OPTIONS

Those seeking training that leads to Academy certification have the option of working with individual Fellow(s) or pursuing training in an Academy Accredited Training Program. 

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Click here for Academy Accredited Training Programs

- Click on Training

 

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 Click here for Training Courses provided by Academy Fellows, listed by State

- Click on membership level

- Click on State

 

ONLINE APPLICATION

ONLINE APPLICATION WEBSITE LINK

HTTPS://ORTON-GILLINGHAM.FLUIDREVIEW.COM  

DEADLINES

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Fully completed applications, checklists and required letters of support must be submitted by:

January 10th or  July 10th.

 

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Emails are sent to applicants confirming receipt of their applications to the Certifying Committee.

DECISION LETTERS

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For the January 10th deadline, decision letters are mailed in May.

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For the July 10th deadline, decision letters are mailed in November. 

FELLOW READING LIST

FELLOW READING LISTdownload

SUBSCRIBER MEMBER

 

Subscriber members have completed a miminum of 6 hours of coursework given by a Fellow of the Academy. 

Subscriber Course options: 

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Online through the Academy's 10 hour course

                 

          

         CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY FOR THE 10-HOUR ONLINE COURSE

(http://courses.ortonacademy.org)

• The cost of the 10-hour course is $49

• Once the coursework is completed, submit the Subscriber Online Application to the Academy with the fee of $50 for your first year membership dues

payable to AOGPE through PayPal or by sending in a check. You do not need a PayPal account to pay online.

• The Academy will receive confirmation of the completion of your coursework and will send you a letter of acceptance.

boxSubscriber course offered by a team of Academy Fellows at the yearly Academy Conference (News and Announcements)

boxSubscriber courses offered by Academy Fellows around the country (Training Courses) (Academy Accredited Training Programs) or through an Academy Accredited Progam

 

A Subscriber course provides an initial overview of the nature of dyslexia and of the principles of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Also eligible to become Subscriber members are persons who have taken or may be taking Orton-Gillingham training from an Academy Fellow that exceeds this minimum. The Subscriber member is not a practicing professional of the Orton-Gillingham Approach. One must complete the initial coursework and practicum requirements set by the Academy at the Associate level of membership to practice using the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

The subscriber course is an introduction to the Orton-Gillingham Approach. Subscriber members receive mailings including conferences announcements and newsletters. Subscriber members are informed consumers but are not qualified to teach using the Orton-Gillingham Approach.

 SIGN UP FOR THE ACADEMY'S 10 HOUR ONLINE COURSE

 

downloadCLICK HERE TO REGISITER AND PAY FOR THE 10-HOUR COURSE 

 

 

 

 

ONLINE APPLICATION

ONLINE APPLICATION WEBSITE LINK

HTTPS://ORTON-GILLINGHAM.FLUIDREVIEW.COM