OSSTF/FEESO has an internal system for providing Certification Rating Statements to its teacher members. These ratings are used to determine the pay rate for teachers by placing them in one of four possible groups.
All teachers must complete Application Form 1 for a Certification Rating Statement in order to receive their maximum salary.
Teachers are rated based on their academic backgrounds and trade records according to Bylaw 22 Certification (PDF) of the Constitution and Bylaws and Procedure 9 — Teacher Certification (PDF) of the Policies and Procedures governing the OSSTF/FEESO Certification Plan. These regulations are found in the OSSTF/FEESO Handbook available at OSSTF/FEESO work-sites and on this website:
Academic Chart (CERT Reg. 7)
Technological Chart (CERT Reg. 8)
Changes to these and other guidelines governing the placement of teachers in groups occur on a regular basis. Members should review the recent changes highlighted in this site to determine if a re-evaluation for a new Certification Rating Statement should be requested.
Requests for re-evaluation for group change, notices of name or address change, requests for information on moving to a higher group, changing a Letter of Evaluation to a Certification Rating Statement, and many other requests should be made using the Application Form 2 See the form for more details. Course approval for upgrading purposes must be sought using Application Form 3.
Contact Certification Department
60 Mobile Drive
Toll Free 1-800-267-7867
Hours of Telephone Service
Certification telephone lines are open: Monday — Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Summer hours (July – August): Monday — Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Certification Department will not respond to e-mail requests for information due to the delays caused to the application process.
Please use the Application Forms for written questions or call during regular office hours to speak to an evaluator.