WRS Level II Certification

Individuals who have completed Wilson Reading System® (WRS) Level I Certification may seek WRS Level II Certification. This advanced WRS coursework provides in-depth strategies to expand knowledge and practice of the Wilson Reading System.

Completion of WRS Level II Certification makes one eligible to receive the professional credential of Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.).

Advanced Courses


One track focuses on how to implement multisensory structured language instruction successfully in group settings:


The other track prepares you to work with individuals at advanced levels of decoding and encoding (WRS Steps 7-12):


The tracks may be completed in either order (group then Steps 7-12, or vice versa) or during the same period of time. Availability of appropriate practicum student(s) may help determine which option is best for your situation.






Registration Process

The current 3rd edition version of WRS Level II Certification coursework continues to be available for registration.

Information about WRS 4th edition updates to WRS Level II Certification will be shared later in 2020.

  1. View current offerings here under workshop.

  2. If there is a workshop of interest listed, complete registration and submit.


We recommend that you review the course information and contact us if you have any questions.

Schools and districts may want to explore the option of including WRS Level II Certification for teachers in a COMPASS Plan. Please contact us to start the discussion.

Successful completion of all four advanced courses results in WRS Level II Certification and eligibility to receive the professional credential of Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.), but this does not qualify one as a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer. Wilson commends educators who demonstrate the dedication and expertise needed to reach this high level of achievement.  A WRS Level II Certified individual is eligible for the Wilson Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.) credential. This credential recognizes individuals as prepared to diagnostically teach students identified with a language‐based learning disability, such as dyslexia, at advanced levels of encoding and reading and in group settings. This W.D.T. credential is valid for five years and must be renewed every five years after successfully completing re‑credentialing activities and coursework.