Professional Certification

Teaching Certification Application Process for Teachers Certified in Another Province in Canada

NEW!
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.


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, to assist in the evaluation of your credentials.

PCU will evaluate your application once all required documents have been received.


Reconsiderations and Appeals

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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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