Orton-Gillingham Training


Registration is now open for our 2021 Tutor Training Courses

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Courses Offered

Associate level:

August 3 to 6 and August 9 to 12
64 hours of coursework delivered via Zoom.

October 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28
64 hours of coursework delivered via Zoom.

November 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 30, December 2, 8
64 hours of coursework delivered via Zoom.

Weekends: October 2, 23, November 6, 20, December 11, & 18, 2021 and January 15 & 29, 2022
64 hours of coursework delivered via Zoom.

Please note that the classes run from 8:30am to 4:30pm Eastern Time (EDT).
All course content is delivered via Zoom.

Associate Level – $1,920
Practicum Observations – $240 per observation

A deposit of $500 (Associate) or $250 (Classroom Educator) must be submitted with your application, and received by The Blosser Center in order to reserve your place in class. You can pay by debit/credit card, check or wire transfers, including international wire transfers.  $100 of the deposit is nonrefundable.

The balance of the training fee is due one month before the start of the course.

If a registrant needs to cancel their registration: Withdrawal requests received with more than two weeks (more than 14 days) prior to a course start date will be refunded less a 20% withdrawal fee. Withdrawal requests received within two weeks (less than 14 days) prior to a course start date will be refunded less a 30% withdrawal fee. No refunds will be issued once the training has commenced.

College credit may be available through the University of the Pacific. Please inquire for more information.



Blosser Center Recommended Reading List:
Reading List 2020


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Considering Training?

As part of The Blosser Center’s mission, we provide training for individuals interested and dedicated to becoming certified in the Orton-Gillingham tutoring approach. The Blosser Center is certified by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators as a training center, and all courses are taught by an Academy Accredited Training Fellow. We are also accredited by the International Dyslexia Association.







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Some Reviews of our Training Program:

“Fantastic comprehensive training on a multi-sensory approach to teaching skill deficits for not only dyslexic students, but all students.”
-Kari Willcuts, Ewing Young Elementary School, Newberg OR

“This training was the most helpful and applicable professional development that I have done in many years!”
-Megan Holcomb, Park Academy, Lake Oswego OR

“Every bit was valuable- nothing that was a waste of time, so refreshing and exciting! I can hardly wait to try it!”
-Wendy Garland, Chehalem Valley Middle School, Newberg OR

“The depth of knowledge of the instructors was fantastic.”
-Lari Whitbeck, Fossil Elementary School, Fossil OR

“The most helpful part of the training was going over the brain research and understanding how a Dyslexic’s brain is set up differently, and practicing lesson plans.”
-Katie Butterfield, Wallowa School District, Wallowa OR