Applicants who do not hold a post secondary diploma or degree from a recognized post secondary institution are not eligible for registration under section 7.1.iv. of the Registration Regulation.
Ontario Colleges and Universities may grant you an exemption, advanced standing or transfer credit for courses completed at other recognized post secondary institutions. Please visit www.ontransfer.ca for more information.
If your certificate or licence is not listed, you will need to apply for an individual assessment of your educational qualifications. Please see the College's Application Guide for the Individual Assessment of Educational Qualifications and Understanding the Process for the Individual Assessment of Educational Qualifications.
The College also accepts transcripts transmitted electronically by the educational institutions directly to the College.
Internationally trained applicants must apply for an International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) Document-by-Document Report from World Education Services, (WES). WES will mail this report, and your transcripts, directly to the College.
Please note, if you are internationally trained, you will require a World Education Services International Credential Advantage Package report.
Course outlines, syllabi represent an essential piece of information that will assist the College in assessing the elements of the performance of each vocational learning outcome. The College strongly recommends that applicants make every effort to obtain these documents to allow for a meaningful assessment of their educational qualifications.
The translated documents must be accompanied by a cover letter which contains the following information:
To obtain the name of an accredited translator in Ontario, contact:
Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO)
COSTI-IIAS Immigrant Services
The College will also accept translations from:
• The consulate, high commission or embassy to Canada of the country that issued the documents. This information is available at www.international.gc.ca.
The Registrar may refuse to give an applicant anything that may, in the Registrar's opinion, jeopardize the safety of any person (Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007, c.7, Sched. 8, s.26 (2)).
If an applicant does not agree with the Registrar's proposal, she/he may request a review by the Registration Appeals Committee of the College by filing a request for review within a 60 day period.
The College will send an acknowledgement of receipt to the applicant within 1-2 weeks of receipt of request for review. The applicant will have 35 days to provide any additional documents to the Committee.
When the Registration Appeals Committee has completed its review, the applicant will be provided with a written decision and reasons for the decision. If the applicant is not satisfied with the outcome, she/he has the right to a further review of the registration decisions of the Registration Appeals Committee through Ontario Divisional Court in accordance with the Early Childhood Educators Act, 2007.
For more information, please read the Request for review by the Registration Appeals Committee FAQ section on the College website, under the Applicants tab.
Holding membership with another professional regulatory college will not automatically qualify you as an Early Childhood Educator. Assessments can only be done once an application is received by the College with all of the required documentation. The College does not assess or speculate on your file or credentials by phone or e-mail.
To register with the College, all applicants must possess a diploma or degree from a recognized post secondary institution that relates to the practice of early childhood education or a combination of a diploma or degree from a recognized post secondary institution and experience that is equivalent to a diploma from a program in early childhood education offered by an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology.
To be assessed for courses required to obtain a diploma in early childhood education, please contact a Community College (Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology – OCAAT). An OCAAT, as a training institution, may be able to assess your credentials and experience and may be able to offer you advanced standing in their Early Childhood Education (ECE) diploma programs, or exempt you from certain credits. Contact the ECE program coordinator at your local OCAAT for more information on Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR) or visit www.ontariotransfer.ca.