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Academic Records

You must arrange for your university to send to the College the academic records for all the degrees and programs you listed on your application form. The College will base its evaluation on these records. See Academic Records for details.

Statement of Professional Standing

A Statement of Professional Standing is required from the country, province or state where you completed your teacher education program, and from any other country, province or state where you are or have been certified to teach.

See Guyana: Statement of Professional Standing to learn what is required and an address for obtaining the document.

Teaching Certificate

You must send a photocopy of your teaching certificate from all jurisdictions where you are or have been authorized to teach. This applies even if you have never taught there.

If you were issued a “Trained Teacher's Certificate” or a temporary “Teacher's Certificate” by the Ministry of Education in Guyana, please provide a photocopy of this certificate. The College understands that not all teachers in Guyana have been issued a teacher's certificate.

If you were not issued a teacher's certificate, we will accept a photocopy of your teacher education diploma.

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Guyana Education Overview

You will find below information on the education system in Guyana as well as some general outcomes of the evaluation of teacher education programs completed in Guyana.  

While we have made every effort to ensure that the material on this site is accurate at the time of posting, there may be changes of which the College is not yet aware. The information provided is general and should not be considered as an individual assessment of your file.

The information below is organized in the following way:

  • description of teacher education in Guyana
  • general credential assessment outcome for applicants who have completed teacher education programs in Guyana 

Teacher Education

Entrance to teacher training colleges is generally based on completion of grade 11.

The primary education programs are generally two years and lead to the Trained Teacher’s Certificate.

Secondary programs are often three years in duration and also lead to the Trained Teacher’s Certificate.

A Certificate in Education course is offered to practicing teachers who have graduated and have two years experience.

A Diploma in education program is offered to teachers who hold a Bachelor of Education.  This Diploma entitles its holder to teach in upper secondary schools.

Language Proficiency

Acceptable teacher education programs in Guyana are completed in English and therefore satisfy the language proficiency requirement.


Many applicants who have completed their teacher education programs in Guyana meet the College’s registration requirements for certification. Some applicants may be required to complete additional teacher education coursework that will be listed as conditions on the certificate.

To be eligible for certification, you will still have to meet the academic, language proficiency, and suitability requirements for certification.

This is for information purposes only. Each application will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

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