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Office of Teacher Certification

Forms for Program Approval & Change in Classification


**Please note: Applications for Pre-Approval of an Upgrading Program and applications for Change in Classification are subject to a processing time of up to six weeks from the receipt of a complete application. Please see Article 16.07 of the Teachers’ Provincial Agreement for Change in Classification deadlines.**


Changes to our services in response to COVID-19

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 @


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  

Fax: 902-424-3814 (see note below)

Please note: The Office of Teacher Certification regrets to inform you that the fax machine is NOT available at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.