IDA Extends Grandfathering Certification Window to August 31, 2017

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December 2016

x-character-colorIn response to the many requests we have received, we are extending the automatic grandfathering period for Tier 3-Level 1-Dyslexia Practitioner and Tier 3-Level 2-Dyslexia Therapist certification to August 31, 2017.


In our field, a new program or initiative will typically offer a twelve-month window for submitting application materials. We have decided to honor that standard by allowing individuals who have graduated from an accredited program to have a full year from the launch of our certification program to submit their materials.  

Our hope is that this extension will allow individuals currently in training to complete their coursework and practicum in time to submit the required documentation by the new deadline.

Tune in to IDA’s next webinar on January 26, 2017 to learn more about certification from Suzanne Carreker, Ph.D., CALT-QI.

Dr. Carreker, who is coordinating IDA’s certification program for teachers of reading, is the principal education content lead at Lexia Learning Systems in Concord, MA and was formerly senior vice president of Innovative Solutions at Neuhaus Education Center in Houston, TX. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and is the author of numerous systematic literacy curricula, journal articles, and textbook chapters on reading and spelling. Currently, in addition to work on the IDA certification program, Dr. Carreker serves on the IDA Board of Directors as secretary.

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