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Office of Teacher Certification

Information for Bridging Teacher's Certificate (BTC) Holders

Attention BTC holders: Beginning January 1st, 2019 Bridging Teacher's Certificate (BTC) holders are eligible to apply for an increase in classification.  For more informtion please see below. 

Letter to BTC Holders (English)

Letter to BTC Holders (French)

Application for Change in Classification for BTC Holders


Payment Methods

Fees can be paid online using our Online Payment Service, but please ensure you print the receipt and include it with your mailed-in application so as not to delay the processing of your request.

Fees may also be prepaid by money order payable to the Minister of Finance, Nova Scotia.

The above fees (or receipt, if you paid online) should be forwarded, along with your request, to:

Office of Teacher Certification
Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
P.O. Box 578, Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3J 2S9

Phone: 902-424-6620