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Certification Evaluation Process

The OSSTF/FEESO Certification Department evaluates a teacher's academic and technological credentials according to the Regulations of the Certification Plan and then issues Certification Rating Statements.

All inquiries, course approvals and re-evaluations must be accompanied by a completed application form.

Download the Certification Bylaws (PDF) and Certification Regulations (PDF) to read specific requirements for the following charts:

PDF Academic Chart using the Honour Specialist and Three Session Specialist Pathways
PDF Honour Technological Studies Specialist Chart
Reminder: Only the Certification Department can give authoritative advice on the certification process.
Notice

Please be aware that the Certification Application Forms are currently not available for submission on-line. Please download the appropriate PDF Application Form and fax to 416-751-0910, email to certification@osstf.ca or mail directly to the Certification Department at OSSTF/FEESO 60 Mobile Drive Toronto, ON M4A 2P3. We apologize for any inconvenience.

PDF Certification Form #1 — Initial Certification Rating Statement
PDF Certification Form #2 — Re-evaluation Application & Other Requests
PDF Certification Form #3 — Course Approval Application
PDF Certification Form #4 — Letter of Appraisal
Forms

There are four Certification Forms to be used in specific circumstances. Read the Procedures section further down on this page for detailed instructions on filling out the forms.

Certification Form 1
  • Initial Certification Rating Statement (CRS)
  • Changing a Letter of Appraisal to an initial Certification Rating Statement
  • Changing a Letter of Assessment to an initial Certification Rating Statement
Certification Form 2
  • Re-evaluation for a new Certification Rating Statement
  • Upgrading information
  • Changing a provisional Certification Rating Statement to a permanent Certification Rating Statement
  • Changing a Letter of Evaluation to a Certification Rating Statement
  • Duplicate Certification Rating Statement
  • Name change
  • Address change
  • Other
Certification Form 3
  • Course approval for upgrading purposes
Certification Form 4
  • Letter of Appraisal
Procedures

Visit the links below for more information on the specific procedure to follow to complete a variety of Certification tasks.

Use Certification Form 1 for

1. Initial Certification Rating Statement (CRS)

  • You are a dues-paying member or a voluntary member and have not been evaluated by the OSSTF/FEESO Certification Department.

2. Changing a Letter of Appraisal to an initial Certification Rating Statement

  • You are a new member with an existing evaluation from OSSTF/FEESO

3. Changing a Letter of Assessment to an initial Certification Rating Statement

  • You are a new member with an existing evaluation from OSSTF/FEESO received as a Faculty of Education student

Use Certification Form 2 for

1. Re-evaluation for a new Certification Rating Statement

  • You have completed course(s) or degree(s) or believe recent changes to the Certification Plan could mean a change in Group

2. Up-grading information

  • You would like direction on how to move to a higher Group

3. Changing a provisional Certification Rating Statement to a permanent Certification Rating Statement

  • You have received the documentation that was pending and now can forward it to the Certification Department

4. Changing a Letter of Evaluation to a Certification Rating Statement

  • Effective September 1, 2006 any teacher with a Letter of Evaluation can apply for a permanent CRS from OSSTF/FEESO

5. Duplicate Certification Rating Statement

  • You have need of another copy of the CRS already provided by OSSTF/FEESO

6. Name change

  • The name on your file in the Certification Department has changed

7. Address change

  • The address on your file in the Certification Department has changed

Use Certification Form 3 for

Course Approvals

  • You wish to take a course for up-grading and would like to have a guarantee that it will help with a move to a higher Group

Use Certification Form 4 for

Letter of Appraisal

  • You are not a member of OSSTF/FEESO but would like to know what your rating would be under the OSSTF/FEESO plan ($125.00 cost).
PDF Certification Form #1 — Initial Certification Rating Statement
PDF Certification Form #2 — Re-evaluation Application & Other Requests
PDF Certification Form #3 — Course Approval Application
PDF Certification Form #4 — Letter of Appraisal
Applications and Procedures
Application for an Initial Certification Rating Statement (CRS)
Re-evaluation for Group Change
Upgrading Requirements
Change a Provisional Rating Statement to a Permanent Rating Statement
Duplicate Certification Rating Statement
Change of name and/or change of address
Course approval application
Application for a Letter of Appraisal
Change a Letter of Assessment or Letter of Appraisal to a Permanent Rating Statement
Application for Voluntary Membership and Certification Services
Appeal procedure (refer to Procedure 9.13 — Appeals to the Certification Appeal Board)