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How do I fulfill the condition(s) on my certificate?

This chart will assist you with how to fulfill the conditions on your certificate.

CONDITION

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO FULFILL IT

A condition to complete one or more courses in complementary education of your choice

  • Successfully complete one or more additional qualification courses listed in Schedule C or equivalent*. You can view the complete list of Schedule C courses by clicking here
  • Find an approved provider of Additional Qualification courses, by using our search engine Find an AQ.  

Note: Schedule C courses or additional courses in education* that are offered as part of a pre-service teacher program at an Ontario faculty of education may be used to fulfill the complementary education course condition. The College will also consider Equivalent coursework** to fulfill this condition. Any coursework that is used to fulfill the complementary education course condition will not appear on your certificate.

You cannot change your decision once you inform us of your decision to fulfill a condition with a Schedule C course.

A condition to complete one or more Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) course(s)

  • Successfully complete one or more ABQ course(s), according to the instructions on your certificate. 
  • Choose a teaching subject if your condition requires you to complete an Intermediate or Senior ABQ. You can view the complete list of subjects in Schedule A by clicking here.

  • Find an approved provider of Additional Qualification courses, by using our search engine Find an AQ.

Note: Only Primary, Junior, Schedule A or Schedule B courses may be used to fulfill the ABQ course requirement.

A condition to complete a practicum or equivalent teaching experience

                               OR

  • Provide proof of successful teaching experience in Ontario, as certified by a school principal. This teaching experience must occur while you hold a valid Certificate of Qualification and Registration.

*Courses in Education

If you have completed additional courses in education, that were offered as part of a pre-service teacher program at an Ontario faculty of education and would like to use them towards fulfilling complementary education course condition(s), you must arrange to have an official transcript sent to the College. Once we have received the transcript, we will fulfill your condition(s) and update your certificate.

*Equivalent Standing

The following information will help you determine whether you should pursue a request for equivalent standing for coursework in complementary education.

In order to meet the requirements for equivalent standing, the coursework must be completed at an acceptable teacher education institution outside of Ontario, in addition to your initial teacher education program required for certification.

Once you have completed the coursework at an acceptable teacher education institution, you should arrange for an official transcript to be sent directly to the Ontario College of Teachers from the institution. Once we have received the transcript, the College will determine if the course meets the requirements for equivalent standing and fulfilling your condition(s).

Please note that the College does not conduct pre-assessments of coursework. We can only provide an assessment outcome once we have received an official transcript. Only Schedule C coursework is guaranteed to fulfill the condition(s) of complementary education.

If you have questions about fulfilling conditions, please contact Client Services at info@oct.ca or at 416-961-8800 or toll-free in Ontario at 1-888-534-2222.

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