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The Certification Bylaws and Regulations, which govern all aspects of certification and the Certification Plan, can be found in the OSSTF/FEESO Handbook.

These are subject to amendment at the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly (AMPA) and normally come into effect on September 1 following AMPA.

If you wish to consult the regulations, be sure that you are accessing those for the current school year.  The OSSTF/FEESO Certification Plan is designed to provide a systematic and consistent method for evaluating and improving teaching qualifications.

There are two charts used in certification, which reflect different areas of teaching specialization and different pathways to improve qualifications on the pay grid.

 Academic Chart (CERT Reg. 7)

 Technological Chart (CERT Reg. 8)

Within each chart, there are four groups.  The Certification Rating Statement indicates in which group a member is placed.  For placement in Group 1, a member must be a qualified secondary school teacher holding a valid Certificate of Qualification.  Placement in subsequent groups require additional qualifications and training.  A member must meet the requirements listed under each chart.

Inside Evaluations and Upgrading
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.