Professional Certification

Teaching Certification Application Process for Manitoba Bachelor of Education Graduates

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Effective October, 2021, Post-Secondary education completed outside of Canada or the United States of America requires a course-by-course (ICAP) evaluation by the World Education Services (WES). This course-by-course evaluation must be mailed directly to the Professional Certification Unit (PCU) from WES. Please refer to Post-Secondary Education Completed Outside of Canada or the United States of America for more information.


As you near the end of completing your Manitoba Bachelor of Education program, the next step to becoming a professionally certified teacher in Manitoba is to complete your certification application with the Professional Certification Unit (PCU).

All Manitoba Bachelor of Education students are encouraged to submit a completed and signed application form with the required documents by mail to PCU approximately three to four months prior to convocation.

Teaching certificates are issued after convocation when a transcript(s) confirming conferral of a Manitoba Bachelor of Education and undergraduate degrees that meet the academic qualifications for certification are received by PCU directly from the issuing university or universities.

Please note: 

  • An official transcript of any previously conferred degrees (i.e. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, etc.) must be ordered as outlined in the application process.
  • If you are currently in the integrated program an OFFICIAL transcript(s) must be requested and mailed DIRECTLY to the Professional Certification Unit from your university. You must request another transcript ONCE your degrees have been awarded to be mailed DIRECTLY to the Professional Certification Unit from your university.
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Application Process

exclamation markIMPORTANT INFORMATION – APPLICATION STATUS

A certification application will remain open for twelve months from the date it is first received.  If all documentation is not received within twelve months, the file will be closed. There will be no refund of the application fee.

The Professional Certification Unit (PCU) reserves the right to request further documentation.

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Reconsiderations and Appeals

exclamation markIMPORTANT INFORMATION

You may appeal the assessment of your credentials as it relates to certification, salary classification and recognition of experience.  There are two steps to the appeal process. 

The first step before pursuing a formal appeal is a Request for Reconsideration which must be submitted within 45 days of the date of the letter you received from the Professional Certification Unit advising you of your evaluation outcome.  There is no fee associated with this step of the appeal process.

A formal Request for Appeal may be made following a Reconsideration decision in those cases where the applicant continues to be dissatisfied with the decision.  A Request for Appeal must be accompanied by a fee of $99.00 and must be submitted within 45 days of the date of the Reconsideration decision. The provincial body that hears appeals will be charged with ascertaining whether there has been an error in interpreting and/or applying the regulatory requirements.  If the appeal is successful, the fee will be refunded.  For detailed information regarding the appeal process and to access the forms for each step of the process visit Reconsiderations and Appeals.

 

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