TESL Canada Professional Certification
The TESL Canada National Certification Standards for Instructors of English as a Second Language or Foreign Language in Adult Programs was developed for instructors trained in Canada. The TESL Canada National Professional Certification Standards represent a teacher-driven initiative to create basic, minimum national standards. Some provinces currently have professional certification systems in place. The TESL Canada professional certificate does not replace provincial professional certificates where they exist. Professionals can choose to hold both TESL Canada and provincial organisation certificates.
Are you interested in becoming certifed by TESL Canada? Please start by reading the explanation of standards.
If you are still unsure about some aspects of certification, please refer to our FAQs.
If you know what standard you are applying for, please choose the correct application form below:
Standard One [Interim]
Standard One [Permanent]
Standard Two [Interim]
Standard Two [Permanent]
Standard Three [Interim]
Standard Three [Permanent]
If you have read all of the above and still have questions, please contact our office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-393-9199.
TESL Canada Certification Application Additional Forms
Professional Certification Directory Permission Form
Sample Classroom Observation Form
TESL Ontario Certificants Streamlined Application Form
TESL Cananda Membership Form (for those living outside Canada)
English Language Proficiency Requirements for Non-Native Speakers of English
TESL Canada certificants who have received TESL Canada Professional Certification prior to 2006 will have been awarded Levels One, Two, Three or Four. They are not required to re-apply for accreditation under the revised standards; they may opt, if they prefer, to retain their certification status under the pre-2006 guidelines. To review the pre 2006 certification levels please click here.
TESL Canada Fall 2012 Bulletin