Applying for Certification

The Application Process for Certification

The AOGPE application is online through FluidReview and can be found through the following link:

https://orton-gillingham.fluidreview.com

The documentation needed in the application forms relies upon training provided by Fellows of the Academy. You will be asked to fill in forms and upload required documents for a complete application as well as pay the application fee through the site. The step-by-step process allows you to fill out your application at your own pace, save your work, and edit the application until you are ready to submit your work.

The Academy suggests creating an account and becoming familiar with FluidReview well in advance of deadlines. Create an account even if you are in the beginning of the process for access to the Resources section.

Resources Available in FluidReview

Once you create an account in FluidReview and log in, you will have access to the Resources section. It is in the upper right hand corner of the page. We suggest you download the documents that relate to your application Click on the Resources tab for FAQs and to find information pertaining to each application level.

  1. FAQs
  2. Information from the login screen
  3. Subscriber Application Outline
  4. Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator Application Outline
  5. Associate Application Outline
  6. Associate Application Checklist
  7. Certified Application Outline
  8. Certified Application Checklist
  9. Fellow Application Outline
  10. Fellow Application Checklist
  11. Fellow Training/Video Rubric
  12. Rubric: Student Profile and Lesson Plan
  13. Letters of Support Outline
  14. Code of Ethics
  15. OGCE Warranty
  16. Associate Warranty
  17. Certified Warranty
  18. Fellow Warranty
  19. Resubmission Information
  20. Dues and Fees

There are 11 application streams to choose from.

  1. Subscriber (rolling submission)
  2. Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator (rolling submission)
  3. Associate: Standard Application (January 10 and July 10 deadlines)
  4. Associate: Standard Application Resubmission (January 10 and July 10 deadlines)
  5. Associate: Accredited Training Track (rolling submission, for training completed through an AOGPE Accredited Training Program)
  6. Associate: ATF Training (rolling submission, for training completed by an Accredited Training Fellow)
  7. Certified: Standard Application (January 10 and July 10 deadlines)
  8. Certified: Standard Application Resubmission (January 10 and July 10 deadlines)
  9. Certified: Accredited Training Track (rolling submission, for training completed through an AOGPE Accredited Training Program)
  10. Fellow Application (January 10 and July 10 deadlines)
  11. Fellow Application Resubmission (January 10 and July 10 deadlines)

Application Deadlines

  1. Standard Applications: January 10 or July 10
  1. Accredited Training Track and ATF Training: If training is completed through an Accredited Training Program or by an Accredited Training Fellow, the application process is considered as an Accredited Training Track and accepted on a rolling basis.

Application Fees

  1. Subscriber*: $50
  2. Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator*: $100 ($25 nonrefundable if deferred)
  3. Associate*: $175 ($60 nonrefundable if deferred)
  4. Certified*: $275 ($85 nonrefundable if deferred)
  5. Fellow*: $500 ($140 nonrefundable if deferred)

*First year dues are included in all application fees.

Decision Letters

  • For the January 10 deadline, decision letters are mailed in May
  • For the July 10 deadline, decision letters are mailed in November

Accepted Applicants

  • Sign a warranty and agree to a code of ethics (via FluidReview)
  • Receive a Certificate confirming their Academy status
  • First year dues are included in the application fee
  • Click here for member benefits

Deferred Applicants

  • Deferral letters include specific comments from the Certifying Committee
  • Applicants have the option to speak to the Ombudsman about their letter and application
  • Applicants have the option to have their Fellow speak to the Ombudsman about their application
  • A reimbursement check is mailed minus the nonrefundable fee
  • Applicants are encouraged to reapply when they feel ready