Office of Teacher Certification

The Office of Teacher Certification with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is responsible for the following:

  • Processing initial teacher certification applications
  • Processing applications for increases in teacher classification
  • Recording teaching service for certified teachers in Nova Scotia
  • Providing a suite of administrative services for certified teachers
  • Investigating matters of teacher misconduct

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News & Updates

Deadlines for Applying for an Increase in Classification

Next Deadline - September 30th, 2016

Teachers are reminded that no extensions or exceptions can be made to deadlines as they are regulated.

Incomplete applications for increases in classification will not be processed.

Planning in advance of a deadline will allow time to request and submit all relevant documentation.

 

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Online Payment Service

Our online payment service is available for the following fee-based services:

  • Application Packages
  • Changes in Classification
  • Duplicate Teacher's Certificates
  • Renewal of Expired Teacher's Certificates
  • Statement of Professional Standing Forms
  • Nova Scotia Teacher's College Transcripts

(not avail.Sundays 12:00am - 10:00 am AT for scheduled maintenance)