Frequently Asked Questions

Here you can find answers to many Frequently Asked Questions, grouped by topic.

Certification

Who requires a Ministry of Education teaching certificate?

Professional Conduct

What is the mandate of the Commissioner for Teacher Regulation?

What kinds of decisions does the Commissioner make?

What is the role of the Ministry of Education's Teacher Regulation Branch as it relates to professional conduct?

What happens once a report or complaint has been made to the Commissioner?

What is a citation and is it made public?

What is a consent resolution agreement?

Why are most cases resolved through the consensual resolution process as opposed to through the hearing process?

Are hearings open to the public?

Who decides the outcome of a hearing?

How is the level of discipline decided?

What are the possible sanctions for certified educators who are found to have breached the professional standards?

What is the significance of a reprimand?

Are discipline outcomes made public?

Standards

Who is responsible for setting the standards for the teaching profession?