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Discipline Committee

Discipline Committee members hear and determine matters related to alleged professional misconduct and/or incompetence against College members. The parties to a hearing are the College and the member who is the subject of the complaint.

It is the responsibility of the Discipline Committee to determine if the teacher is guilty of professional misconduct or is incompetent and, if so, to determine and impose the appropriate order. Such orders may include:

  • revoking a member’s Certificate of Qualification and Registration
  • suspending a certificate for up to 24 months
  • imposing specific terms, limitations or conditions on a certificate
  • reprimanding, admonishing or counseling the teacher
  • fining the member up to $5,000
  • publishing the findings in a manner considered appropriate*
  • fixing costs to be paid by the member*
  • fixing a period during which the member is ineligible for reinstatement or variation of the committee’s order.

Discipline hearings are generally open to the public. The committee panel may direct that the public be excluded from a hearing under certain circumstances.

Dates and times of upcoming hearings are available in advance to the public and the media.

* Incompetence findings are not subject to publication, fines or fixed costs.

Rules of Procedure of the Discipline Committee and of the Fitness to Practise Committee

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