Q: Will the
College remove a qualification/credential from my Certificate of Qualification? I
dont want to teach this subject, but if its on my certificate, my board may
assign me to do it.
A: No. The College may not delete any qualifications/
credentials. Your Certificate of Qualification is an official record of your credentials
and qualifications, required by regulation.
Q: May I apply for equivalency for any AQ?
A: No, not for Part 3 of a three-part specialist qualification,
the Honour Specialist, the Principals Qualifications, or the Supervisory
Q: Can I get
equivalency based on teaching experience?
A: No, equivalency is only available based on completion of
completed an Additional Qualification course. Would you please update and re-issue my
Certificate of Qualification?
A: The Additional Qualification (AQ) will be added to your
record when the College receives your facultys official confirmation that you have
successfully completed the AQ.
The College will send you an official acknowledgement letter. You may use this
acknowledgement letter for salary or hiring purposes, and your new AQ will appear
automatically on your Certificate of Qualification when it is issued early next year. If
you cant wait until next year for an updated Certificate of Qualification, we will
be happy to issue you another one, but there is a $25 fee for this service.
What is a request for equivalency? Can I get equivalency for an Additional Qualification?
What do I need? Can anyone apply? Do I have to pay?
A: A request for equivalency or equivalent standing has a very
It refers to equivalency for an Additional Qualification based on coursework completed,
usually in a masters degree or teacher education program. Any teacher who has an
Interim Certificate of Qualification or a Certificate of Qualification can apply for
equivalency. You must complete an Application for Equivalent Standing and send it in
together with a course description and the $50 fee. We will also need an official
transcript sent directly to the College from the granting institution.
Teachers trained in Ontario may not apply for AQ equivalency based on coursework
completed as part of their BEd. They may, however, qualify for equivalency based on
coursework completed in other graduate or diploma programs. For example, teachers who have
completed the Diploma in Early Childhood Education at an Ontario College of Applied Arts
and Technology may qualify for AQs in Primary Education, Parts 1 and 2. Ontario-trained
teachers have to complete the equivalent standing application form and send it to the
College together with the fee and course description.
Teachers trained outside Ontario do not normally need to apply for equivalent standing
because the AQ equivalency assessment is carried out as part of their initial evaluation.
Teachers are granted initial qualifications, and additional qualifications, if
appropriate, at the same time.