Registration to the Ontario College of Teachers

The Education Act defines a teacher as “a member of the Ontario College of Teachers”.

To receive the College’s Certificate of Qualification and Registration and become a member of the College, prospective teachers must have their qualifications verified, submit the required documents and pay the required fees to the College. Consult OCT’s Website.

A teacher candidate who wants to become member of the College must: 

  • have successfully completed all courses and practicums in their Teacher education program  
  • register with the College using the registration guide available on the College website  
  • Submit an official transcript to the College indicating the degree conferred. 

We recommend that you register with the College at the beginning of your second year in the program. Official transcript required for registration with the Ontario College of Teachers.

You can request all your transcripts (B.Ed and other university degrees) securely through the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). Your B.Ed. degree must have been conferred before you can request your education transcript. 

You can also submit a transcript request by completing the "Request for Documents" form under Forms in uoZone or contact InfoService.   

You must request that the registrar of the institution you attended send your transcripts and proof of graduation directly to the College.  

The Academic Secretariat cannot provide copies of the transcripts you submitted upon admission.   

In your graduating year, in mid-June, the Faculty will submit a report to the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) for all students who have satisfied the program requirements and have their degree conferred. In order for the Faculty to submit your name to the Ontario College of Teachers, we require your OCT membership number. Please send this information to the Faculty’s Academic Secretariat via [email protected]

You must have paid your annual membership fee to OCT, otherwise the recommendation will be rejected. 

Ontario College of Teachers 
101, Bloor Street West 
Toronto ON M5S 0A1 
416 961-8822 
1-888-534-2222 
[email protected] 
www.oct.ca