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Prescribed Professional Learning Courses


When the Discipline Committee finds a member guilty of professional misconduct or to be incompetent, or the Fitness to Practise Committee finds a member to be incapacitated, the committee may order the Registrar to impose specified terms, conditions or limitations on the member’s certificate.

This may include terms requiring the member to successfully complete one or more of the following courses, as pre-approved by the Registrar: Additional Qualification, Additional Basic Qualification and/or Prescribed Professional Learning courses, also referred to as remedial courses.

Course Outlines

Course outlines have been developed to address the types of Prescribed Professional Learning courses most commonly ordered by the Discipline or Fitness to Practise Committee.

These are:

Classroom Management

Professional Boundaries

Effective Supervision

Ethical Practice

These outlines, along with the documents resulting from the committee proceedings, form the foundation of a course that is tailored to the member’s specific needs and focuses on the areas of practice requiring remediation. Courses are delivered by practitioners with demonstrated educational leadership and/or specific expertise. Each time a Prescribed Professional Learning course is delivered to a member, it is first pre-approved by the Registrar.

If you are a MEMBER who has been ordered to take a Prescribed Professional Learning course…

The type of course(s) that you are required to take and specified areas of course content focus will be noted in the decision of the Discipline or Fitness to Practise Committee. More information about course content and the course approval process can be found in the course outlines listed above.

You are responsible for finding a course practitioner who can deliver the course and any related costs associated with taking the course. You may contact the College for a practitioner or course recommendations and the College may be able to direct you to a practitioner who has successfully delivered the course in the past.

The course practitioner must submit two forms on your behalf: The Course Approval Form and the Course Completion Form.

Once it has been confirmed that you have successfully completed the course(s), the condition on your certificate will be considered satisfied.

If you are a COURSE PRACTITIONER who is delivering a Prescribed Professional Learning course to a member…

Please read the corresponding course outline, if applicable, and become familiar with the course approval and the requirements for course length, instructional practice, expected outcomes and the assessment and evaluation of the member. The outlines also provide suggested course content.

You must complete two forms on behalf of the member:

Course Approval Form

The Registrar will review the application package, including the Course Approval Form, and either approve the proposed course, or return it to you for modifications. Once approved, the course can be delivered to the member.

Course Completion Form

Following course completion, you must complete and submit this form on behalf of the member. This form confirms successful completion of the course and will be used to determine if the condition on the member’s certificate is considered satisfied.

Questions? Please contact the College by email at ppl@oct.ca with the subject line Prescribed Professional Learning, or by phone at 416-961-8800 ext. 855, 1-888-534-2222 ext. 855 (toll-free in Ontario).

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