Appealing College Registration Decisions
The Registration Appeals Committee is an objective and impartial appeal body
that provides further assurance that the teaching profession's licensing
process is transparent and fair.
If you have applied to the College and been denied certification, you may
appeal the decision to the Committee. You can also appeal any term, condition
or limitation (TCLs) imposed on your certificate when you were certified.
The Committee is made up of five members of Council, three teachers elected by
the profession and two members of the public appointed by the provincial
Further details on the registration appeals process can be found in the Guide
to the Registration Appeal process. To request an appeal, complete the Request
for Review by the Registration Appeals Committee form online. Alternatively,
download the form (156 KB) and send it to the College with a $99 fee.
Directions are on the form.
If you are:
A College member and have TCLs placed on your certificate, there is no
deadline to appeal the Registrar’s decision. However, you must submit an
appeal before you are expected to complete the TCLs.
If you were denied certification at the College you have 60 days from the
date of the Registrar’s letter to submit the
Request for Review form.
When we receive your application, the Committee’s support staff will send you
copies of the material (the "appeal package") that the Committee will review
when it considers your appeal. You will then have additional time to comment
on these materials or provide any additional documents to the Committee.
The Committee meets regularly and the College makes its best efforts to ensure
that an appeal is considered and a decision made within 120 days from when it
The review by the Committee is normally a document review process. However,
you may request to make an oral presentation to the Committee in addition to
submitting written materials. Requests for an oral presentation will be
considered by the Committee on an individual basis. You can request an oral
presentation on the Request for Review form. A presentation is not required
for an appeal.
Oral presentations to the Committee follow a specific format, which is
described in Guidelines for Oral Presentations.
In exceptional cases, applicants can request a hearing for their appeal.
Hearings follow specific Rules of Procedure. Requests for a hearing will be
considered by the Committee on an individual basis.
When the Committee has completed its review, you will be provided with a
written decision and reasons for the decision. If you are not satisfied with
the outcome, you can appeal the decision to the Ontario Divisional Court in
accordance with the rules of that court.