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 $75.00 and is not tax deductible.
To register for an ETFO AQ, click on the Register Here button on the main page of our AQ website. It will take you to the online catalogue. Your Ontario College of Teachers number is required at time of registration. If you do not have an ETFO-AQ account, you will need to create one at time of registration.
Registration for ETFO AQ courses is online. Courses are payable by credit card. Please click on the register button for further information.
If you need assistance with registering, please contact ETFO at: 416-355-6752 x 3803 (toll-free 1-888-838-3836 x 3803) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will accept copies of official transcripts for proof of French Proficiency for FSL Part 1.
If you are a teacher currently teaching or considering teaching outside of the province of Ontario, you should check with the accrediting association that ETFO’s AQs are recognized for certification and/or salary grid movement. Please notify ETFO-AQ at email@example.com if you require documentation to be sent to another province’s governing body.
The Teaching Experience Form can be found on the ETFO AQ website, in the Forms section.
The academic supervisory officer is a superintendent or assistant superintendent of 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, Mowat Block, 12th Floor, 900 Bay Street, Toronto ON M7A 1L2, 416-325-1981.
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.
Elementary teachers should contact the Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO) to find out the requirements for an increase in salary. Secondary teachers must contact the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) Certification branch for the necessary information.
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.
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
Yes, you can apply with a temporary OCT number; however, you can only register for an AQ within the term that you graduate.
We do not accept unsolicited applications for AQ instructors. Check the ETFO website www.etfo.ca for any current calls for instructors which are posted there when we identify a need for instructors.
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 in order to be considered:
ETFO has only four AQ courses that require a textbook: Teaching Combined Grades, Visual Arts Part 1, Part 2, and Specialist. Any course requiring a textbook will have an asterisk on the course catalogue on the ETFO AQ website.
Candidates must have a device (e.g., tablet, computer) with the following minimum requirements:
All AQ courses are 125 hours. In a summer online course, candidates are required to work 25-30 hours per week during the 4-week course and at least 60% of the course work requires candidates to be online.
In a fall, winter or spring 12-week course, the expectation is a minimum of 10 hours per week and being online no less than every 3 days. The exact time online varies from course to course.
AQ Course subsidies are not provided through the ETFO Provincial office. Please check with your Local to inquire about what subsidies might be available to you.
If you have questions regarding Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF) funding, please contact 1-800-268-7061.
Yes, however, this AQ will not be uploaded to the OCT. Please note that RECE, DECE, and ECEs are not exempt from Kindergarten Part 1. You will need to complete Kindergarten Part 1 before enrolling in Kindergarten Part 2.
No, we do not provide transcripts we provide certificates of successful completion.
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.