CERI Updates

Grandfathering Exemptions Ending July 31, 2020


As of July 31, 2020, “Grandfathering” exemptions will no longer be offered to those applying for certification with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction (CERI). All first-time applicants for certification after this date will be required to take and pass the Knowledge and Practice Examination for Effective Reading Instruction (KPEERI) before certification can be granted. Additionally, all applicants for an upgrade of their certification (for example, from Interventionist (SLDI) to Specialist (SLDS) level), and who did not take the KPEERI exam when they were first certified, will also be required to pass the exam before a certification upgrade can be granted.

The KPEERI exam consists of 110 multiple choice questions and tests an applicant’s understanding of the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS). The test is administered by Scantron and registration is on-going. Once an application is submitted the applicant receives an email from Scantron allowing them to choose a time, date and location near them to take the exam. Once the exam is passed and the applicant’s score is reported back to CERI, the application is finalized and a certificate documenting CERI certification is issued via email. Additional information on the examination can be found in our KPEERI Handbook. To learn more about CERI certification regarding our policies and procedures you may refer both to our website as well as our Certification Handbook.

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