Q How do I add Additional
Qualification courses to my file?
A Teachers who complete
AQ courses will receive a letter from the College
confirming that a recommendation has been received
from the faculty where they took the course and that
the qualification has been added to their file. The
new qualification will appear on their next
Certificate of Qualification, which will be updated
and mailed out annually along with their membership
If a teacher
needs an updated Certificate of Qualification before
the next annual mailing early next spring, the
College will produce one on request. There is a $25
fee for these requests.
of Qualification replaces the OTQRC previously issued
by the Ministry of Education and Training.
Q I retired in June and I
do not intend to teach again. Can I get back half of
my $90 College membership fee?
A Membership in the
College is your license to teach in Ontario. The $90
membership fee is for the calendar year. Its
like the Ontario drivers license fee, which is
the same whether you drive once a month or every day.
The license fee is also not income-related.
You have been
registered with the College of Teachers since January
1997 and your registration continues to December 31,
1997, beyond your retirement date. During this period
you were eligible to pay into the Ontario
Teachers Pension Plan, run for office and vote
in the College elections and are licensed to teach in
this calendar year.
Q I am on long term
disability - should I continue to pay the $90
A To maintain your
teaching credentials and continue paying into the
Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, you must be a
member of the College. Teachers who do not maintain
membership would have to renew membership if they
return to teaching. They would then have to pay a
reinstatement fee of $100 plus the $90 membership
Q How do I add a degree to
my teacher record?
A You must request the
faculty where you obtained the degree to send the
official transcript (with seal) directly to the
College. You must also advise the College in writing
that the transcript will be forwarded. The new
qualification will appear on your next Certificate of
Qualification, which is updated and mailed annually.
Q How do I obtain a
Statement of Professional Standing?
A You must register and
become a member of the College, then make your
request in writing and pay a fee of $25.