Office of Teacher Certification

Certificate Types Issued by the Office of Teacher Certification

The teacher certification system in Nova Scotia provides for two types of teacher certificates — regular and vocational. 

  • a Regular Certificate is the type of certificate awarded to a graduate of a pre-service teacher education program designed to prepare the participant as a classroom teacher;
  • a Vocational Certificate is awarded to an applicant who has completed occupational training and experience in the trades and has completed an approved pre-service teacher education program.