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									                          Ontario
                          College of
                          Teachers
                          2011
                          Registration
                          Guide



Requirements for Becoming a General Education
                            Teacher in Ontario
                           Including multi-session programs
  Requirements for Becoming a
  General Education Teacher in Ontario

  2011 Registration Guide

  General education includes the Primary (kindergarten to Grade 3) and Junior (Grades
  4–6) divisions and academic subject areas in the Intermediate (Grades 7–10) and Senior
  (Grades 11–12) divisions.

  Academic subjects

                                            • business studies –                            • business studies –
   • Anglais
                                              accounting                                      entrepreneurship
                                            • business studies – infor-
   • business studies – general               mation and communication                      • classical studies – Greek
                                              technology
   • classical studies – latin              • computer studies                              • dance

   • dramatic arts                          • economics                                     • English

   • environmental science                  • family studies                                • Français
   • French as a Second
                                            • geography                                     • health and physical education
     Language
   • history                                • international languages                       • law

   • mathematics                            • music – instrumental                          • music – vocal

   • Native languages                       • Native studies                                • philosophy

   • politics                               • religious education                           • science – biology

   • science – chemistry                    • science – general                             • science – physics

   • social sciences – general              • visual arts




This guide contains the current requirements for certification. Requirements may change without notice.



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     2011 Registration Guide for Teachers of General Education

     To teach in Ontario’s publicly funded elementary and secondary schools, you must be
     a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers. The College is the self-
     regulatory body for Ontario’s teaching profession. It is our responsibility to ensure that
     everyone who is licensed to teach in this province is qualified.




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S u m m a Ry O f d O C u m E n T S
you must submit
Copy of proof of identity .............................................................................................................. 5
Original Canadian criminal record check report ....................................................................... 6

If applicable, you must also submit
Copy of proof of change of name ................................................................................................. 6
Explanation for positive criminal record check ......................................................................... 6
Copy of teaching certificate .......................................................................................................... 6

you must ask institutions to send
Transcript of teacher education program ................................................................................... 7

If applicable, you must also ask institutions to send
Letter to verify transcript of teacher education program ......................................................... 7
Transcript of postsecondary studies ............................................................................................ 8
Letter to verify transcript of postsecondary degree .................................................................. 8
Proof of proficiency in english or french .................................................................................... 8
Statement of professional standing ........................................................................................... 10
Letter to verify teaching experience for practicum ................................................................. 10



f O R yO u R R E f E R E n C E
Requirements ................................................................................................................................. 2
Translation of any document not in English or French ............................................................ 5
Fees ................................................................................................................................................ 11
Applicant’s Declaration .............................................................................................................. 12
R EQu I R E m E nTS                                    •   20 per cent in any other area of education
                                                       •   a minimum of 40 days of practice teaching
This section outlines requirements for certifica-          supervised by the program provider.
tion as a General Education teacher. Information
on the proof needed to satisfy these requirements      If your program did not have the 40 days of prac-
follows on pages 4 to 10.                              tice teaching, the College will accept evidence of
                                                       at least one year of teaching experience after you
Education                                              were certified.

To teach general education you need a                  If you are certified in another Canadian jurisdic-
postsecondary degree. You also need to have com-       tion, your teacher education program will meet
pleted a teacher education program that is             the College requirement.
accredited by the College or an equivalent
program that is acceptable to the College.             The program should prepare you to teach grades
                                                       in two consecutive divisions:
Postsecondary degree
Your degree (for example, a BA or BSc) must            •   Primary/Junior divisions (kindergarten to
include the equivalent of at least three years             Grade 6)
of full-time study (in addition to the teacher edu-    •   Junior/Intermediate divisions (Grades 4
cation year) beyond the Ontario secondary school           to 10)
diploma (Grade 12) or its equivalent. Your degree      •   Intermediate/Senior divisions (Grades 7
must come from an accredited postsecondary                 to 12).
institution acceptable to the College.
                                                       Any training that prepares you to teach in the
If you are certified in another Canadian               Intermediate or Senior division must include
jurisdiction, your postsecondary degree will           methodologies for one or more teaching subjects
meet the College requirement.                          (list on page i) at those levels.

Teacher education program                              The College will give you credit for a portion of
                                                       a teacher education program done via distance
Your program needs to include one year of              education if it included a face-to-face practicum
full-time postsecondary study in education –           or if you had one year of teaching experience
a minimum of 30 credits – or the equivalent. An        after you were certified. You will still have to
acceptable teacher education program includes          satisfy requirements for the methodology
practice teaching and courses in education             courses in a face-to-face environment.
foundations and teaching methods.

The College will also consider programs that
combine academic and teacher education courses
equivalent to at least four years of full-time study
beyond the equivalent of the Ontario secondary
school diploma.

Your teacher education program must be academic,
not employment-based, and include at least:

•   40 per cent of one year focused on teaching
    methods – how to teach students in particular
    grades or subjects
•   20 per cent of one year focused on education
    foundations – the history, philosophy and
    psychology of education



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If you are in a multi-session
program in Ontario or another
Canadian jurisdiction

At the end of the first session of your
multi-session teacher education program, you
may apply to the College for a Transitional
Certificate of Qualification and Registration,
which allows you to teach for up to six years.
You must complete your program within six
years. You must also maintain your good
standing with the College during this time by
paying your annual membership fee.

The first session of your program must have
12 postsecondary credits or their equivalent.
Of these, nine credits must be in education
methods and three in education foundations,
or six credits in methodology and six in
foundations. This leads to a Transitional
Certificate of Qualification and Registration.

When you have completed the rest of the pro-
gram, and the College receives confirmation to
this effect, you are eligible for a Certificate of
Qualification and Registration, which is your
permanent licence to teach in Ontario.

If you were enrolled in a College-
accredited, multi-session program prior
to may 2011, you will have met the first ses-
sion requirements and are eligible to apply
for a Transitional Certificate of
Qualification and Registration.




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Language proficiency                                                France                      Monaco
                                                                    French Guyana               Senegal
You must be able to communicate effectively in                      Guadeloupe                  Seychelles
English or French.
                                                                Questions?
You meet the College’s requirements if:                         contact the college: client services at
                                                                info@oct.ca, 416-961-8800 or toll-free in ontario
•   you completed your teacher education                        at 1-888-534-2222.
    program in a country on the list below and
    the program is acceptable to the College                    Certification in another jurisdiction,
•   you completed your teacher education                        if applicable
    program in a country not on the list below
                                                                If you completed your teacher education outside
    but you are certified in another Canadian                   Ontario, you must have been certified (autho-
    jurisdiction and at the time of certification               rized) to teach in that jurisdiction, even if you
    you were assessed for language proficiency                  never taught there.
    and met that jurisdiction’s requirements.
                                                                Educated outside Ontario?
You will need to provide proof of language                      Licensed in another jurisdiction?
proficiency if:                                                 check www.oct.ca g internationally
                                                                educated teachers g country-specific
•   you completed your teacher education                        info for helpful information.
    program in a country not on the list below
•   you completed your teacher education                        dOCu m E nTS
    program in a country not on the list below
    and you are certified in another Canadian                   When you apply to the College for certification,
    jurisdiction, which did not require proof of                you will need to provide supporting documents.
    language proficiency at the time of your
    certification.                                              Some documents you must submit to the College
                                                                yourself, like proof of identity or a criminal record
English                                                         check.
    Anguilla                         Montserrat
    Antigua and Barbuda              New Zealand                Other documents, like transcripts or verification
    Australia                        Nigeria
    Bahamas                          Republic of Ireland        letters, must come directly from the institution to
    Barbados                         Saint Kitts-Nevis          the College.
    Belize                           St. Lucia
    Benin                            St. Vincent                If you are certified in another Canadian juris-
    Bermuda                          Seychelles                 diction, and you are unable to provide original
    Botswana                         Sierra Leone               transcripts, the College will accept a certified true
    British Virgin Islands           Trinidad and Tobago
    Cameroon                         Turks and Caicos Islands   copy from your provincial or territorial ministry
    Canada                           Uganda                     of education or college of teachers.
    Cayman Islands                   United Kingdom
    Dominica                         United States              Any certified copy submitted must be a copy of
    Ghana                            US Virgin Islands          an original document sent directly from a granting
    Grenada                          Zambia
    Guyana                           Zimbabwe                   institution to the provincial or territorial ministry
    Jamaica                                                     of education or college of teachers.

French                                                          Any document, whether a birth certificate or
    Benin                                 Guinea                transcript, that is not in English or French must be
    Canada                                Haiti                 translated according to the College requirements
    Cameroon                              Ivory Coast           outlined below.
    Congo – Dem Republic                  Luxembourg
    Congo – Republic                      Mali



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The College cannot waive requirements for any                      We also accept translations from:
documents. The College may ask for more infor-
mation about a document or for more documents.                     •     the consulate, high commission or embassy to
                                                                         Canada of the country that issued the
Translation requirements for any                                         documents; this information is available at
document not in English or french                                        www.international.gc.ca g About the
                                                                         Department g Office of Protocol g Foreign
You must arrange for a translator acceptable to the                      Representatives in Canada
College to translate any document not in                           •     a Canadian embassy, consulate, or high com-
English or French.                                                       mission in the country from which the docu-
                                                                         ment comes; this information is available at
For documents you submit yourself, such as a                             www.international.gc.ca g Canadian Offices
birth certificate, include the original translation                      Abroad
with a copy of the certificate.                                    •     a translator who has received accreditation
                                                                         through a federal, provincial or municipal
When the College receives an acceptable                                  government in Canada
document in another language from the granting                     •     COSTI translation services, if no other
institution, we will send you a copy. You must                           certified translator is available; COSTI-IIAS
arrange for the translation. When you send us                            Immigrant Services at 416-658-1600,
the original translation, include a copy of the                          info@costi.org or www.costi.org
foreign-language document.                                         •     a translator certified by a professional
                                                                         association of translators in Canada, a list of
All translations must be accompanied by an                               which is available on the web site of the
original statement from the translator indicating:                       Canadian Translators, Terminologists and
                                                                         Interpreters Council at www.cttic.org.
•   the translation is accurate and authentic
•   the translator belongs to one of the acceptable                Keep copies of what you submit as the
    categories (see “Acceptable translators”)                      College does not return documents.
•   the identification number and/or seal, name,
    address and telephone number of translator                     Questions?
•   printed name and original signature of the                     contact the college: client services at
    translator.                                                    info@oct.ca, 416-961-8800 or toll-free in ontario
                                                                   at 1-888-534-2222.
acceptable translators
                                                                   documents you must submit
To obtain the name of an accredited translator,
contact the Association of Translators and Inter-                  Proof of identity
preters of Ontario (ATIO) at 1-800-234-5030 or
                                                                   The College requires proof of your identity, a
613-241-2846 (e-mail: info@atio.on.ca; web site:
                                                                   copy of an official document that shows your:
www.atio.on.ca)
                                                                   •     first, middle and last names at birth
Please confirm with ATIO that the translator is
                                                                   •     date and place of birth.
certified to translate into English or French from
the language of the document. Translations
                                                                   Submit a copy of one of the following documents.
completed by ATIO candidates for certification
                                                                   Or submit copies of more than one if needed to
are not acceptable.
                                                                   show all the information:

                                                                   •     birth certificate
                                                                   •     passport
                                                                   •     certificate of baptism if born in Québec or in
                                                                         Newfoundland or Labrador before January
                                                                         1994


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•   Permanent Resident Card (front and back)          Teaching certificates from other
•   Canadian immigration record and visa              jurisdictions, if applicable
    (front and back)
                                                      If you completed a teacher education program
•   Record of Landing (front and back).
                                                      outside Ontario or were licensed in another juris-
                                                      diction, you must submit a copy of your teaching
These are not acceptable as proof of identity:
                                                      certificate, principal’s certificate, or other docu-
driver’s licence, Ontario health card, Canadian
                                                      ment that confirms you were authorized to teach.
citizenship card.
                                                      This applies even if you did not teach there.
All documents not in English or French must be
                                                      If you were authorized to teach in more than
translated. See “Acceptable translators.”
                                                      one jurisdiction, you must provide copies of the
                                                      authorizations issued by each jurisdiction.
Proof of name change, if applicable
If you married and changed your name, send a          The College knows many countries do not issue
copy of your marriage certificate.                    these certificates. Many applicants can meet this
                                                      requirement by sending a copy of their teacher
If you changed your name legally, send a copy of      education degree or diploma scroll to the College.
the change of name certificate or the court order     For more information, see www.oct.ca g Inter-
that changed your name.                               nationally Educated Teachers g Country-specific
                                                      Info or contact Client Services at the College
Canadian criminal record check                        (416-961-8800 or toll-free in Ontario
                                                      1-888-534-2222) for more information.
You must submit an original, signed, Canadian
criminal record check report.
                                                      Keep copies of what you submit as the College
                                                      does not return documents.
The report must not be older than six months
from the date the College receives it. The report     documents an institution must
must include your current and past full names.
                                                      submit for you
These will have to match your proof-of-identity
documents.                                            Some documents must be submitted by institu-
                                                      tions directly to the College on your behalf. The
The report must indicate that a search was done       College cannot accept these documents from you
on all the names using the Canadian Police Infor-     even if they are in a sealed envelope.
mation Centre (CPIC) database.
                                                      If you are certified in another Canadian jurisdic-
You can obtain a criminal record check report         tion, please see “Teaching certificates from other
from a local, regional or national police service.    jurisdictions, if applicable.”

If there is something on your criminal record,        If the documents are not in English or French, ask
include a letter that explains in detail the dates,   the institution to include an English or French
circumstances and outcome of the events.              covering letter that includes your full name as
                                                      it appears on your College application and your
Having a criminal record does not mean you are        College application number. When we receive
automatically ineligible for certification. The       the document, we will send a copy to you so that
College assesses each report individually.            you can arrange for translation. See “Translation
                                                      requirements” on page 5.
Having a positive declaration and/or information
obtained from a criminal record check will delay      If you have difficulty obtaining a document, you
processing of your application.                       may be able to submit an alternative. Check the
                                                      College web site at www.oct.ca g Internationally
Check the date on your criminal record check.         Educated Teachers g Required Documents g
The College must receive it within six months.        alternative documents.


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Transcripts                                                         •     have the institution’s seal
                                                                    •     show the date the credits were completed
If you completed your education in Ontario, you
                                                                          and the hours/credits for each course
may be able to order transcripts from the Ontario
                                                                    •     be signed by the registrar or equivalent
Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) by click-
                                                                          official.
ing on the OUAC Transcripts link in your online
College application.
                                                                    If you have completed your teacher education
                                                                    program:
Or check with the registrar’s office at the institution
where you completed your education to find out
                                                                    You must arrange to have your teacher education
how to order your transcript.
                                                                    transcript sent to the College. Contact the institu-
                                                                    tion where you completed the program and ask
Transcripts issued to students and submitted to
                                                                    them to send a transcript to the College.
the College in a sealed, unopened envelope are
not acceptable and will not be returned. You may
                                                                    The transcript showing that your teacher educa-
find it useful to review the information the College
                                                                    tion degree or credential has been granted (con-
has gathered about academic documents from the
                                                                    ferred or awarded) must:
country where you completed your education. For
more information, see www.oct.ca g Internationally
                                                                    •     have the institution’s seal
Educated Teachers g Country-specific Info.
                                                                    •     show the name of the degree or credential
                                                                    •     show the credits/hours completed in each
In addition to your transcript, the College may ask
                                                                          course
you for a copy of the degree, diploma or
                                                                    •     show the date it was granted
certificate you received.
                                                                    •     be signed by the registrar or equivalent official.
The College recognizes that some jurisdictions issue
                                                                    Transcripts and verification letters must come
transcripts once only. If this is your case, bring your
                                                                    directly from the institution to the College. The
original academic record and diploma or degree
                                                                    College cannot accept them from you, even in an
document to the College in person or send it to us
                                                                    unopened, sealed envelope.
by mail for verification. We will return your original
documents.
                                                                    Verification letter for teacher education
                                                                    program, if needed
The College cannot waive the requirement for
any document.                                                       The information listed on an academic transcript
                                                                    can vary, depending on the jurisdiction. In some
Keep copies of what you submit as the College                       cases the College will need, in addition to the
does not return documents.                                          transcript, a letter from the institution that shows
                                                                    you have completed all the components of an ac-
Teacher education program transcript                                ceptable teacher education program.
If you have completed the first session of a multi-
                                                                    The College needs this information on the tran-
session program in Ontario or another Canadian
                                                                    script or in the letter:
jurisdiction:
                                                                    •     the dates you attended and completed the
You must arrange to have your partial teacher
                                                                          program
education transcript sent to the College. Contact
                                                                    •     the name of the credential or degree granted
the institution where you completed your first
                                                                          and the date it was granted
session of a multi-session program and ask them
                                                                    •     the hours of study you completed for each
to send a transcript to the College.
                                                                          course according to each term or year of study
                                                                    •     if your program focused on the secondary
The transcript must show you have completed 12
                                                                          school level, the specific subjects for which
postsecondary credits – or their equivalent – and
                                                                          you completed course work
must:


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•   if the entire program was in English or            Verification letter for postsecondary degree,
    French, verification of the language of            if needed
    instruction
                                                       If the following information is not included on
•   the specific subjects for which you completed
                                                       your transcript, ask the institution to also send
    courses in teaching methods
                                                       the College a letter with the institution’s seal and
•   method of delivery for all your courses (for
                                                       the signature of the registrar or equivalent official
    example, in-class, distance or employment-
                                                       verifying:
    based)
•   the number of hours, days or weeks, grade levels
                                                       •   the hours of study you completed for each
    and subjects you taught in the supervised
                                                           course according to each term or year of study
    practicum.
                                                       •   the name of the degree or credential you were
                                                           granted
This letter must have the institution’s seal and the
                                                       •   the date your degree was granted.
signature of the registrar or equivalent official.
                                                       Proof of language proficiency,
If your teacher education program was outside
                                                       if applicable
Canada or the US, sending a copy of your course
descriptions can be helpful.                           If you meet the College language proficiency
                                                       requirement as described on page 4 (first two
All documents not in English or French must be         bullet points) you do not need to provide
translated. See “Acceptable translators.”              additional documents.

Transcripts and verification letters must come         If you must provide proof of proficiency in
directly from the institution to the College. The      English or French, you may do so in one of these
College cannot accept them from you, even in an        four ways:
unopened, sealed envelope.
                                                       1. If you completed your teacher education
Postsecondary studies transcript,                         program entirely in English or French, ask the
if applicable                                             head of the institution you attended to send a
Order your transcript from OUAC if you com-               letter to the College. The letter needs to
pleted your postsecondary studies in Ontario, or          confirm that the language of instruction for
contact the institution where you completed your          the entire program was either English or
postsecondary education and ask them to send              French when you attended.
an academic transcript to the College. If some of
your credits came from a different institution, you        If the College’s evaluation of your teacher
may have to get a transcript from that institution         education program finds it unacceptable, you
as well.                                                   will have to use option 2, 3 or 4 to prove your
                                                           proficiency in English or French.
The transcript showing that your postsecondary
degree has been granted (conferred or awarded)         2. If you completed your primary and
must:                                                     postsecondary education or your secondary
                                                          and postsecondary education in English, ask
•   have the institution’s seal                           each institution to send a letter to the College
•   show the name of the degree or credential             confirming that the language of instruction for
•   show the date it was granted                          the entire program was English when you
•   be signed by the registrar or equivalent              attended.
    official.




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3. If you completed your primary and                                For more information on specific tests, costs and
   postsecondary education or your secondary                        locations in Ontario and internationally, contact:
   and postsecondary education in French, ask
   each institution to send a letter to the College                 IELTS Test Centre Canada
   confirming that the language of instruction for                  Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology
   the entire program was French when you                           IELTS Administrator
   attended.                                                        299 Doon Valley Drive
                                                                    Kitchener ON N2G 4M4
4. Complete one of the acceptable language                          519-748-3516; Fax: 519-748-3505
   proficiency tests and ask the testing agency to                  ielts@conestogac.on.ca
   send your results to the College. The College                    www.conestogac.on.ca/ielts
   cannot accept test results older than two years.
                                                                    IELTS International
    You meet the College requirement if you                         Includes information on testing done overseas.
    completed your teacher education program in a                   The University of Cambridge’s local examination
    country not on the list on page 4 but you are                   is not acceptable.
    certified in another Canadian jurisdiction, and                 IELTS Subject Officer
    at the time of certification you were assessed                  Cambridge International Examinations
    for language proficiency and met that                           1 Hills Road, Cambridge CB1 2EU
    jurisdiction’s requirements.                                    United Kingdom
                                                                    1223 553558; Fax: 1223 553554
Proof of language proficiency must come directly                    international@ucles.org.uk
from the institution to the College. The College                    www.ielts.org
cannot accept proof from you, even in an unopened,
sealed envelope.                                                    TOEFL iBT
                                                                    Includes information on testing done overseas.
The College cannot waive the requirement for                        PO Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541 USA
any document.                                                       609-771-7100 Fax: 610-290-8972
                                                                    TTY: 609-771-7714
Acceptable language tests                                           toefl@ets.org
                                                                    www.toefl.org
The College accepts results only from these tests.                  The Ontario College of Teachers institution code
                                                                    for TOEFL is 9041.
International English Language Testing System
(IELTS) (academic test only)                                        TESTCan (French)
On a single test, you must have an overall score of                 Second Language Institute/Institut des
at least 7 on the IELTS (academic test only), with                  langues secondes
scores of at least 6.5 in reading and listening and 7               University of Ottawa
in writing and speaking.                                            600 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa ON K1N 6N5
                                                                    613-562-5743; Fax: 613-562-5126
Test of English as a Foreign Language                               cantest@uottawa.ca
Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)                                     www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/ils/
On a single test, you must have an overall score
of 103 with scores of at least 23 in listening, 24 in               Questions?
reading, 28 in writing and 28 in speaking.                          contact the college: client services at
                                                                    info@oct.ca, 416-961-8800 or toll-free in ontario
Test pour étudiants et stagiaires au Canada                         at 1-888-534-2222.
(TESTCan)
You must have a minimum score of 5 in each of
writing, reading and listening, and 4.5 in speaking.
Contact TestCan for information on combining
scores from separate tests.


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Statement of Professional Standing,
if applicable
The College requires a Statement of Professional
Standing from each jurisdiction outside Ontario
where you have been authorized to teach or be a
principal. This statement provides the College with
a reference for your past professional practice.

The statement must not be older than one year
from the date the College receives it. The licensing
authority (most likely an education ministry) must
send it directly to the College. The statement must
verify that your certificate has never been suspend-
ed, cancelled or revoked.

This applies even if you never taught in that
jurisdiction.

Documents that an institution must send on your
behalf, like a Statement of Professional Stand-
ing, must come directly from the institution to
the College. The College cannot accept them
from you, even in an unopened, sealed envelope.

Practice teaching verification,
if applicable
If you completed a teacher education program
outside Canada, and you did not complete at least
40 days (200 hours) of practice teaching as part
of your teacher education program, but you have
completed at least one year of teaching experi-
ence, ask an education authority, such as a prin-
cipal, to send a letter directly to the College. This
teaching experience must have occurred after you
were certified.

This official letter needs to verify that you taught
for at least one year in a public elementary or
secondary school. It must also list the dates of
your employment and the grade levels and
subjects you taught.

All documents not in English or French must be
translated. See “Acceptable translators.”

Educated outside Ontario?
Licensed in another jurisdiction?
check www.oct.ca g internationally
educated teachers g country-specific
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fE E S
The registration fee is $140. The annual membership fee is $120. The fees include taxes.

If you completed or are enrolled in a teacher education program in Ontario, submit both fees
(total of $260) when you apply.

If you are certified in a Canadian province or territory other than Ontario, submit the $140
registration fee. We will ask for the membership fee after you are certified in Ontario.

If you completed a teacher education program outside Ontario and are not certified elsewhere in
Canada, there is an evaluation fee of $222. The College does not ask for the membership fee until
we have evaluated your application and you have met all certification requirements. When you apply,
submit the registration fee and the evaluation fee (total of $362).

You may pay fees by mail or in person.

If you submit your application and are unable to complete your registration, the College will not
refund fees.

Summary of fees

                           Educated in                           Certified elsewhere                   Certified outside
                           Ontario                               in Canada                             Canada
Registration               $140                                  $140                                  $140
membership                 $120                                  later                                 later
evaluation                 –                                     –                                     $222
due at application         $260                                  $140                                  $362

You may mail in your payment with your application by:

•   including a cheque or money order made out to the Ontario College of Teachers
    (postdated cheques are not acceptable)

•   using a VISA, MasterCard or AMEX; include the cardholder’s name, number and expiry date
    on your registration form; do not mail cash.

You may pay at the College walk-in counter from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, using any form
of payment, including cash (Canadian funds only), cheque or debit card.




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applicant’s declaRation
Before you submit your application online, you will be asked to complete this Applicant’s Declaration.
You will be asked to answer Yes or No to every question. For every Yes answer, you will have to write –
in a text box below the answer – a complete explanation that includes the full identification of the
registration/licensing authority/teacher education program/organization concerned.
1. Have you ever applied anywhere for authorization and/or certification to teach and had your
   application denied?
2. Has your authorization and/or certification to teach ever been suspended or cancelled in another
   jurisdiction?
3. Have you ever – for any reason other than to avoid paying renewal fees – voluntarily
   surrendered your authorization and/or certification to teach?
4. Have you ever, in advance of an investigation or disciplinary proceeding, either voluntarily or
   involuntarily restricted your teaching practice?
5. Have you ever been found guilty of professional misconduct or been found to be incompetent
   or incapacitated in relation to the teaching profession?
6. Has there ever been, or is there now, an investigation or proceeding in respect of your
   professional conduct, competence or capacity in relation to the teaching profession, including
   in your teacher education program?
7. Have any terms, conditions or limitations ever been placed on your authorization and/or
   certification to teach in any other jurisdiction?
8. Have you ever been asked by a teacher education program provider to withdraw from a teacher
   education program?
9. Have you ever been personally prevented from carrying on your occupation as a teacher as
   a result of any criminal, civil or disciplinary proceeding in any jurisdiction?
10. Have you ever agreed to a settlement or a resignation to avoid any proceeding or disciplinary
    action with respect to your professional conduct, competence or capacity, in relation to either
    a teaching position or your professional certification?
11. Have you ever been terminated or had restrictions imposed on your employment as a teacher
    by an employing school district, education authority or other organization in respect of your
    conduct, competence or capacity?
12. Have you ever been subject to an investigation or proceeding relating to working with children
    or students in capacities other than teaching?
13. Have you ever been found guilty of professional misconduct or been found to be incompetent
    or incapacitated in relation to another profession?
14. Has there ever been, or is there now, an investigation or proceeding in respect of your professional
    conduct, competence or capacity in relation to another profession?




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Criminal Record declaration
Please answer Yes or No. For every Yes answer, you will have to write a complete, legible
explanation of the offence that includes the full identification of the police/court authority
concerned.

1. Have you ever been found guilty of a criminal offence?
2. Have you ever been found guilty of any offence relevant to your suitability to practise the
   profession?
3. Are there any criminal charges pending against you?

I dECLaRE ThaT
all information given on this registration form is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge.
i understand that no assessment can be made until the college receives all required documents and that
additional information may be required.

i authorize the college to contact the educational institutions i attended and to receive any and all
information from those institutions, teacher registration/licensing bodies and police services that relate to
my application for registration in ontario. i understand that this information may be used by the college to
determine if i will be registered or if any terms, conditions or limitations are required on my certificate.

i understand that any information on the college’s public register about my teaching qualifications and
status with the college will be accessible by the public.




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ce document est également disponible en français sous le titre
Exigences à satisfaire pour devenir enseignante ou enseignant d’études
générales en Ontario.

								
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