Section 8: Language Fluency

​​​​​It is a requirement for registration that applicants must be able to communicate with reasonable fluency in English or French. There are three ways you can do this:

  1. Graduation from a diploma or degree program, offered by a post-secondary institution, where the language of instruction for the program was either English or French.
  2. Possession of a Letter of Equivalency from the Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO) or Association francophone à l'éducation des services à l'enfance de l'Ontario (Aféseo) in certain circumstances as specified in the College's Policy regarding Language Fluency.
  3. Achievement of the scores required by the College on an English or French language test that has been approved by the College.

​In order to assess whether you meet this requirement, the College requires certain information and supporting documentation.

  • In Section 8 of the Application Form for the Individual Assessment of Educational Qualifications, you must indicate whether the language of instruction for your diploma or degree program was in English, French, or another language. Check the box that applies to your circumstances.
  • You must also make arrangements to have supporting documentation submitted to the College. Click on a field below for information about the supporting documents you need to submit for your circumstances.

Language of instruction was in English or French

In order to meet the language fluency requirement through these circumstances, you must have completed a diploma or degree program entirely in English or French.

  • If supporting documents indicate that you completed your diploma or degree in English or French and another language, you will be required to demonstrate language fluency through a language test.

What supporting documents must be submitted for these options?

  • The College will use the information and supporting documents you submit for the education requirement under Section 7 of theApplication Form for the Individual Assessment of Educational Qualifications.
    • If you completed a diploma or degree program from a post-secondary institution in Canada, the College will review the official transcript.
    • If you completed a diploma or degree program from a post-secondary institution in another country, the College will review the International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) document-by-document or course-by-course report from World Education Services (WES). The report must indicate that your program was completed entirely in English or French.

See Section 7: Educational Requirement  of this guide for instructions and requirements about su pporting documentation


Language of instruction was in a language other than English or French

In order to meet the language fluency requirement through these circumstances, you must achieve the scores required by the College on an English or French language test that has been approved by the College. Currently, these are the:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic 
    • Minimum score of 6.5 in each category (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).
  • Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (IBT TOEFL) 
    • Overall score of 88 and a minimum score of 20 in each category (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).
  • Canadian Test of English Scholars and Trainees (CanTest) 
    • Minimum score of 4.0 in each category (speaking, listening, reading, and writing).

In Section 8 of the Application Form for the Individual Assessment of Educational Qualifications, check the box to indicate the language test results that will be submitted to the College as part of your application.​