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Portugal: Statement of Professional Standing

You can obtain a Statement of Professional Standing from:

Portugal – Azores

Secretaria Regional da Educação e Formação
Pacos Da Junta Geral,
Carreira Dos Cavalos,
9700 167 Angra Do Heroismo

Portugal Ministério da Educação e Ciencia (Ministry of Education and Science)
Direção Geral da Administração Escolar
Avenida 24 de Julho, No. 142, 1399-024
Lisboa, Portugal
AND from the applicable school board where you taught:

Portugal - Alentejo

Direcção Regional de Educação do Alentejo
Rua Ferragial do Poço Novo, n.º 22
Apartado 125 - 7002-555 Évora

Portugal - Algarve

Direção Regional de Educação do Algarve
EN125, Sítio das Figuras, 2.º Andar
8000-761 FARO

Portugal - Centro

Direcção Regional de Educação do Centro
Rua General Humberto Delgado, 319
3030 - 327 COIMBRA

Portugal - Lisboa

Direcção Regional de Educação de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo
Praça de Alvalade, 12
1749-070 Lisboa

Portugal - Madeira

Direcção Regional de Administração e Pessoal, Edificio Oudinot
4o Andar, Apartado 3206, 9051-901 Funchal Codex, Portugal

Portugal - Norte

Please arrange for the head of the last school where you taught in the Norte region of Portugal to send a letter of reference directly to the College. The letter must be current. It must list the dates and length of your employment and say that you were never suspended for any disciplinary reason and that your conduct was satisfactory.

Statement of Professional Standing

A Statement of Professional Standing is a letter from a licensing body or an education ministry that says your right to teach has never been suspended, revoked or cancelled.

The Statement of Professional Standing provides the Ontario College of Teachers with information regarding your past professional practice as a teacher. For example, it tells the College whether your authorization to teach has ever been taken away for disciplinary reasons or whether you would still be welcome to teach in that country, province or state.

You must arrange to have this statement sent to the College from the jurisdiction where you completed your teacher education and from every jurisdiction in which you have been certified to teach.

The statement must:

  • verify you were authorized to teach in that jurisdiction
  • state that your authorization was never suspended, cancelled or revoked
  • come directly to the College from the licensing authority or department of education
  • be an original and signed by the appropriate official
  • not be more than one year old when the College receives it
  • be in the official language of the country in which you taught.

The College recognizes some jurisdictions have no central authority governing the teaching profession. In these instances the College will accept other documents.

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