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Toronto ON, M5S 0A1
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Temporary Certificate

APPLICATION FOR 2022 TEMPORARY CERTIFICATE

The College is now accepting applications for temporary certificates by eligible teacher candidates who have successfully completed a portion of their practicum at the time of application and are expected to successfully complete the program by the end of 2022. All requirements in the sections below apply to the granting of the temporary certificate, including the “Who Can Apply” section, which lists what requirements must be met in order to be eligible to apply for the temporary certificate.

This certificate is a limited-time, emergency measure and will expire on December 31, 2022. Teacher candidates who receive a temporary certificate are still expected to complete all requirements in their teacher education programs.

The certificate can be converted to a Certificate of Qualification and Registration if all program requirements are met by December 31, 2022.

To apply for a temporary certificate, complete this form and ensure all outstanding documents on your application have been received, including a report from your faculty of education which confirms your eligibility for this certificate.


The Temporary Certificate of Qualification and Registration is a limited one-time, emergency measure designed to address severe teacher shortages in Ontario’s public school system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary certificate was created at the direction of the College’s Council and based on a request from the Ministry of Education, the Ontario Association of Deans of Education and the Council of Directors of Education.

See the FAQs about the temporary certificate.

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