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Ontario College of Teachers certification process

The Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) sets and regulates teaching qualifications and standards of conduct, registers members, and investigates and disciplines members charged with professional misconduct. These responsibilities are outlined in Ontario legislation. 

Teachers who want to work in publicly funded schools in Ontario must be members of OCT.

BEd teacher candidates are responsible for completing the online application process with the Ontario College of Teachers. This application process will commence in November of the academic year. All the information required for this process can be found on the OCT webpage Becoming A Teacher.

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