Fee Information for an Independent School Teaching Certificate
You must pay a non-refundable application fee to begin the application process. If
you are eligible for a certificate, you will also need to pay your annual fee
to receive your certificate.
Non-refundable application fee
Please include your payment of $245 with your application
form. We cannot create a file for you until the application fee is paid.
You must also pay an annual fee to receive your certificate.
Once you are a certified teacher, you will need to pay the annual fee by May 31
each year to maintain a valid certificate. Please note that independent school authorities are required to
deduct the practice fee from the certificate holders they employ.
first year that you are a certified independent school teacher, you pay a pro-rated fee based on
when you become a certified teacher. We will not issue your certificate until
you have paid this fee.
Certificates issued June 1 - November 30
Certificates issued December 1 - March 31
Certificates issued April 1 - May 31
* Includes $40 pro-rated fee for the remainder of the current school year plus
the full $80 annual fee for the following school year.
If you qualify for a certificate, we will notify you in writing to tell you how
much you must pay for your annual fee.
You can pay by personal cheque, money order or bank draft payable to the Minister of Finance and send
it to the Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education.
You can also pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express by completing the credit
card authorization portion in the Application for an Independent School Teaching Certificate.
Please note: credit card data should be not emailed.