The assessment process has two phases.
All requirements under Phase 1 must be met in order to proceed to Phase 2.
The assessment process is summarized in the chart below.
What are the requirements for Phase 1 of the individual assessment process?
The requirements that must be met in Phase 1 are as follows.
An applicant must meet all of these requirements in order to proceed to Phase 2.
What criteria are used to assess an applicant's
education in Phase 1 of the process?
An applicant's education is assessed against
all three of the following minimum criteria in Phase 1.
What supporting documents must be submitted in Phase 1 of the process?
In Phase 1, the following documents must be submitted.
*See the College's
Application Guide for the Individual Assessment of Educational Qualifications for requirements and instructions about what supporting documents must be submitted related to these sections of the form.
What are the requirements for Phase 2 of the individual assessment process?
The requirements that must be met in Phase 2 are as follows. An applicant must meet all requirements in order to be eligible for registration with the College.
What criteria are used to assess an applicant's education in Phase 2 of the process?
An applicant's education and experience is assessed against all five of the following criteria in Phase 2. All five criteria must be met in order for an applicant to meet the education requirement for registration.
What supporting documents must be submitted in Phase 2 of the process?
In Phase 2, the following documents must be submitted related to your education (and work experience, if applicable). These are described below.
*See the end of this section for information about what to do if documents are not in English or French.
1. Self-Assessment Form
The purpose of the self-assessment is for you to consider your academic course work in relation to the requirements for registration.
Review your transcript(s) and course outlines and indicate the course name and course code in the column on the right-hand side of the form that meets each element of the performance and each vocational learning outcome.
Important: Vocational learning outcomes can only be demonstrated through theoretical training. They cannot be demonstrated through practicum or field placement experience, work or life experience.
2. Official course outlines, syllabi for program(s) completed
Course outlines/syllabi are an integral part of the assessment process. They assist the College in assessing the elements of the performance for each vocational learning outcome.
A course outline is a documented description of a course and should include the following:
You must mail all course outlines or syllabi to the College's office.
3. Validator's Contact Information Form
Your experience in the practice of early childhood education (work experience, practicum or internship) must be validated by a mentor, supervisor, director or equivalent.
This individual, the Validator, must meet all of the following criteria:
You must provide the Validator's contact information to the College by completing and submitting the Validator's Contact Information Form.
Important: The individual(s) selected to be your Validator(s) must meet the criteria outlined above.
4. Validation of Work Experience Form
The College will use the Validator's completed form in the assessment to determine whether you meet the work experience criterion.
The Validation of Work Experience Form will be sent directly to the Validator by the College.
The Validator must return the completed form and any relevant additional documentation (e.g., job description, performance appraisal form) directly to the College within 30 days of receiving the Validation of Work Experience Form.
Upon request, the College will provide an applicant with a copy of their Validator's completed form.
The College requires all documentation to be submitted in either English or French. You must arrange for a translator acceptable to the College to translate your documents.
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 Immigrant Services
The College will also accept translations from: