Reading by Design Certification Program



Become Certified through the Reading by Design® Structured Literacy Certification Program


accreditation-logoaccreditation-plus-logoThe Reading by Design® Structured Literacy Certification Program is an International Dyslexia Association Accredited Program. This accreditation assures that RbD Structured Literacy Certification program completers have engaged in a rigorous, standards-based preparation program. Region 4 is proud to offer the Structured Literacy Dyslexia certifications.


Upon successful completion of all Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI) requirements, you are eligible to take the Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI).


After passing the KPEERI exam, participants are eligible for a Structured Literacy Certification through CERI. These certification options are listed in the Texas Education Agency’s The Dyslexia Handbook. Find more information on the 2021 update available here


According to the Center for Effective Reading Instruction, “CERI Certification will give you the opportunity to advance your teaching career and affirm your knowledge and skills in teaching literacy using a structured approach to language. Demonstrate your commitment to teaching with the most progressive certification in the profession.” Additional information about CERI can be found on its website


 Participants should note that the final determination for the issuance of certificates is held solely by CERI.





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Learn more about the program by visiting the links below. Information sessions are available for full details about the program. We are looking forward to working with you!



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For more information, contact Mary Yarus, MEd, CALT, SLDS, or


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