How do I stay current on College news affecting my practice?
Your College and You
– our member newsletter – delivered via email each month.
The OCT designation was entrenched into law by the Government of Ontario in
2021. It is a first for educators in Canada.
I worked hard to be part of the teaching profession. How do I show
that I am a qualified teaching professional?
Use your professional designation, OCT (Ontario Certified Teacher),
beside your name in your correspondence with parents, caregivers,
potential employers, colleagues, and other recipients to distinguish
yourself as a qualified teaching professional. You’ve earned it!
The OCT designation was entrenched into law by the
Government of Ontario in 2021. It is a first for
educators in Canada.
How do I access College services?
Your member account gives you access to various services such as
printing or downloading your tax receipt and teaching certificate,
updating your personal information and more. The E-Services section on
the College’s website makes it easy to pay your membership fee and
offers several resources for members.
The E-Services section on the College’s website makes it easy to pay your membership fee and offers
several resources for members.
How do I update my information?
Let us know if you have changed your name, contact or employer
information. College bylaws require you to do so within 30 days of any
oct.ca → Members → Forms.
Where do I find advice for my professional practice?
The College’s professional advisories provide practical advice that is
designed to support your professional practice. Topics include:
- Anti-Black Racism
- Professional Boundaries
- Responding to the Bullying of Students
- Supporting Students Mental Health
- Use of Electronic Communication and Social Media
My teaching certificate has a condition. What do I need to
oct.ca → Members → Fulling Certificate Conditions.
I noticed that my College certificate has a notation to complete the
Sexual Abuse Prevention Program. How should I proceed?
oct.ca → Becoming a Teacher → Requirements → Sexual Abuse Prevention
How can I advance my teaching skills or get qualified in another
Find an AQ will help you find additional qualification courses that suit
your professional learning goals.
To support my practice, I am looking for magazines, books, ebooks,
and research options. Does the College have a resource lending
Yes. Log into your member account to access the Margaret Wilson Library.
Questions? Ask the librarian at email@example.com.
As a member of the teaching profession, am I held to different
Yes. Ethical standards, standards of practice and the professional
learning framework describe what it means to be a member of Ontario’s
teaching profession. They articulate the goals and aspirations of the
The professional misconduct regulation defines what actions,
or failures to act, constitute professional misconduct on the part of
Ontario Certified Teachers.
I want my classroom to look lively, inspiring and reflect my
commitment to professionalism. Any suggestions?
You can download and print our popular Anishinaabe art posters. They
profile the profession’s ethical standards (care, trust, respect,
integrity) and standards of practice from an Indigenous perspective.
I would like to reflect on and generate discussions with students and
colleagues on the ethical standards. Any ideas?
Get inspired by the Ethical Standards through Rotinonhsyón:ni artistic
You can also learn more about Indigenous educational wellness
and environmental consciousness & eco justice.
Someone filed a complaint/concern about me. What do I do?
While complaints/concerns against teachers are rare (less than 1%), the
College is responsible for resolving all cases of professional
Visit oct.ca → Members → Complaints and Discipline.
I would like to search for someone who has been certified to teach in
Ontario’s publicly funded schools.
Use our Find a Teacher tool to search the College’s public register.