An AQ course refers to an Additional Qualification course. These courses are designed to provide ongoing professional learning in a subject or topic. ETFO is accredited to offer one part AQ courses and three part AQ courses.
An ABQ course refers to an Additional Basic Qualification course. These courses are designed to give teachers certification to teach in another division. ETFO does not provide ABQ courses – only an Ontario faculty of education may provide these courses.
Please refer to the Ontario College of Teachers’ website for more information on AQ and ABQ courses: www.oct.ca
The Canadian Revenue Agency requires Social Insurance Numbers be included on the T2202 Tuition and Enrollment Certificate. For more information about this policy change, please visit the CRA website.
A T2202 Tuition and Enrollment Certificate is issued to all candidates who paid tuition and fees for qualifying courses. The Tuition and Enrollment Certificate allows candidates to claim a tax credit on their Canadian income tax return.
ETFO AQ uses a secure portal to distribute T2202 Tuition and Enrollment Certificates. Please refer to your end of course email for information. Please note that T2202 Tuition and Enrollment Certificates are made available after the end of the calendar year, the following January.
Our Secure Portal can be accessed from the navigation bar within the ETFO AQ D2L Learning Platform.
We do not accept unsolicited applications for AQ instructors. Check the ETFO website (www.etfo.ca) for any current calls.
If you are contemplating applying to be an ETFO AQ instructor at some time in the future, please be advised that you will be required to meet all the following criteria to be considered:
All educators must contact the Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO) to find out the requirements for an increase in salary.
ETFO AQ does not provide transcripts as we are not a post secondary institution. Successful Completion letters are sent upon successful completion of the course. A Statement of Professional Standing can be requested from the Ontario College of Teachers.
Schedule C are one-session AQ courses and Schedule D are three-session AQ programs offered as Part 1, Part 2, and Specialists courses. A listing of all Schedule C courses can be found on the OCT website, here.
Part 2: If you have previously submitted a teaching experience form for a Part 2 course verifying 194 days of teaching experience, this will suffice for all Part 2 courses.
Specialist: Yes, you will need to submit a teaching experience form for each Specialist course taken as one year of teaching experience must be in the applicable course subject area.
In order to register for an ETFO AQ course, you must be a graduate of a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) program, be a member in good standing of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), completed your Primary/Junior or Intermediate/Senior Basic Qualifications, and have a permanent OCT number.
This policy change is in response to the OCT’s memo sent to AQ providers April 27, 2020 which is posted here. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the OCT at 416-961-8800.
The academic supervisory officer is a superintendent or assistant superintendent assigned to your school board. For a teacher employed by a private school or First Nations Education Authority, the supervisory officer is the Ministry of Education official appointed to provide supervisory services for the school authority. Contact the Field Services Branch, Ministry of Education, for more information.
You will need a Supervisory Officer’s signature on your experience forms for Part 2, and Specialist courses. Without this form, ETFO is unable to submit to the Ontario College of Teachers.
Yes, all educators who are members of the Ontario College of Teachers are welcome to enroll in our AQs. Prospective candidates should ensure they meet the prerequisites prior to enrolling in a course. Please see the OCT course prerequisites page, here, for more details.
ETFO AQ will allow RECE, DECE, and ECEs to take Kindergarten Part 1 or Primary Part 1 if a Recommendation Waiver Agreement form is submitted at the time of registration.
Under this condition, ETFO AQ will not report successful completion of the course to the Ontario College of Teachers now, or at any time in the future, even if the candidate becomes an OCT member.
If in the future the candidate wishes to receive recognition for an AQ taken under this waiver form, they will be required to register in and complete the above course again, in accordance with the policies and fees in effect at that time.
The course fee for all ETFO AQs is $650.00 per course (tax deductible). This includes a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee. The French as a Second Language Proficiency test is $90.00 and is not tax deductible.
Yes. However, in order to ensure that you meet attendance expectations and ETFO AQ’s assessment and evaluation criteria, candidates are only able to take a maximum of two courses during any fall/winter/spring or summer session.
To register for an ETFO AQ course, please visit our course calendar and select the course that you would like to enroll in. Once there, click on the Register Now button. Your Ontario College of Teachers number, SIN, and date-of-birth is required at time of registration. If you do not have an ETFO-AQ account, you will need to create one. If you need assistance with registering, please contact email@example.com.
Registration for ETFO AQ courses is done online. Payment is due at time of registration; we accept all major credit cards and PayPal. Please click on the register button for further information.
If you need assistance with registering, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courses that require a textbook will be marked with an asterisk on the course catalogue.
All ETFO AQ courses are asynchronous and consist of 125 hours of work. If a synchronous session is scheduled by the instructor during the course, participation is optional.