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Certification Rating Statements


OSSTF/FEESO has an internal system for providing Certification Rating Statements to its teacher members. These ratings are used to determine the pay rate for teachers by placing them in one of four possible groups. All teachers must complete an Application Form #1 for a Certification Rating Statement in order to receive their maximum salary.

Teachers are rated based on their academic backgrounds and trade records according to the Bylaws and Regulations governing the OSSTF/FEESO Certification Plan. These regulations are found in the OSSTF/FEESO Handbook available at OSSTF/FEESO work-sites and on this website.

Changes to these and other guidelines governing the placement of teachers in groups occur on a regular basis. Members should review the recent changes highlighted in this site to determine if a re-evaluation for a new Certification Rating Statement should be requested.

Requests for re-evaluation for group change, notices of name or address change, requests for information on moving to a higher group, changing a Letter of Evaluation to a Certification Rating Statement, and many other requests should be made using the Application Form #2 (See the form for more details). Course approval for upgrading purposes must be sought using Application Form #3.

Certification Department

60 Mobile Drive
Toronto, ON
M4A 2P3

Phone: 416-751-8300
Fax: 416-751-0910
Toll Free: 1-800-267-7867

The Certification Department will NOT respond to e-mail requests for information due to the delays caused to the application process.

Please use the Application Forms for written questions or call during regular office hours to speak to an evaluator.

Certification telephone lines are open:

Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Summer hours (July - August):

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Please visit OSSTF Provincial for more information about certification requirements.

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