How is the temporary certificate different from any other certificates issued by the College?
The certificate would be a limited-time, emergency measure designed to address severe teacher shortages in Ontario’s public school system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The certificate will expire on December 31, 2021. Members with a temporary certificate will have the same rights and privileges as all College members. They can:
- use the OCT designation
- teach in Ontario’s publicly funded schools
- access the member’s account and app
- use College resources, such the library
They are also bound by the standards of the profession and relevant legislation.