We are pleased to inform you that the application to obtain a "Special Certificate" is now available and can be found under the "Forms and Fees" section of our webpage. Thank you for your patience.
Please note, phone line is now open.
To support other certification authorities and university registrar's offices through COVID-19, we are accepting digital copies of transcripts and statements of professional standing emailed directly from the issuing institution to certification @ novascotia.ca.
On January 1, 2019, the Teacher Certification Regulations were amended to no longer issue Bridging Teacher's Certificates. Please see the "Information for Bridging Teacher's Certificate (BTC) Holders" tab for more information.
The Office of Teacher Certification with the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is responsible for the following:
Please select one of the options from our menu to access further information regarding our services.
The Office of Teacher Certification strives to ensure people receive appropriate and respectful service when communicating with our office. If you require additional accommodations please let us know how we can assist you.
Next Deadline - February 28, 2021
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.
Do you have a specific question that we may have encountered before?
Our online payment service is available for the following fee-based services:
(not avail.Sundays 12:00am - 10:00 am AT for scheduled maintenance)