Appealing College Registration Decisions
How to appeal a College registration decision
If the College denied your application, you can appeal the decision through the Registration Appeals Committee, an objective and impartial body made up of members of the teaching profession and the public. The fee is $99. You can also appeal any term, condition or limitation (TCL) imposed on your certificate when you were certified.
Before taking formal steps to commence the appeals process, we encourage you to review the Registrar's decision letter carefully to ensure that we received all evidence required to satisfy the registration requirements. If there is evidence (for example: teacher education coursework) that was not provided, please arrange to have the document(s) sent directly to the College from the institution. Once received, we will review the new information to determine if it has an impact on our decision.
For further clarification on how your qualifications were evaluated, please see this video tutorial: Evaluating Your Application.
Please note that—once an appeal is commenced—all correspondence between you (the Applicant) and the College will be handled by the Policy & Research Unit, a neutral intermediary supporting the Registration Appeals Committee.”
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If you were denied certification, you have 60 days from the date of the Registrar’s letter to submit an appeal.
There is no deadline to appeal if you are a College member who has a TCL on your certificate. However, you must submit an appeal before your deadline to complete the TCLs.
The College will do its best to make a decision within 120 days of receiving your completed appeal. Find out more about the process.
Once your application has been received, the Registration Appeals Committee will send you copies of all the materials it will review. You will have 45 days to confirm the documentation is correct, and provide additional documents you feel may strengthen your case.
Make a presentation
The review process is usually based on reviewing the documents provided. However, you can ask to give an oral presentation to the committee. Download the instructions for filing a request and read the guidelines for oral presentations.
If, after a hearing, you are still not satisfied with the outcome, you can appeal to the Ontario Divisional Court.