Certification Reinstatement (OCELT & ICTEAL)


If your OCELT & ICTEAL Certificates have expired, you can have them reinstated at any time. Reinstatement applications are processed in two to four weeks from the date of receipt.

Current TESL Ontario Standard Membership
You are required to hold valid TESL Ontario standard membership prior to submitting your certification reinstatement application.If you have not maintained your membership with TESL Ontario, you should first apply for "standard membership renewal" at https://www.teslontario.org/members/signup

PD Requirement
TESL Ontario certified members are required to complete 10 hours of professional development (PD) activities during each certification year. If you had been selected for PD Audit in the same year when you allowed your certification to lapse but did not submit your proof of PD at that time, your reinstatement application form should be accompanied with scan/s of proof of 10 PD hours, completed at any time during or after your last year of certification. For information about activities recognized as PD, please click here

Fees* and Method of Payment

  • Administration Fee: $141.25 (tax included)
  • Pro-rated Certification Fee** - maximum $92.66 (tax included)

*All fees are non-refundable.

**The pro-rated certification fee covers the period starting from the certification reinstatement approval date to your current standard membership renewal due date.

Method of Payment: Please provide your phone number on the application form. A TESL Ontario staff member will reach out to you
during regular business hours for payment information. We will complete processing your application after receiving payments.

Application Process Steps

  1. Print and fill out the Application Form A-4
  2. Email a scan of the completed form, and, if applicable, scans of your proof PD to accreditation@teslontario.org
  3. The receipt of your application is confirmed by email in one to two business days.
  4. Your application is reviewed in two to four weeks from the date of receipt. 
  5. A TESL Ontario staff member calls you during regular business hours to collect your payment information and process the applicable fees. 
  6.  TESL Ontario sends you confirmation of payment and a reinstatement approval message by email. You will then be able to order your OCELT & ICTEAL Certificates through the TESL Ontario online Registry.

Ordering OCELT & ICTEAL Certificates

To order your renewed OCELT & ICTEAL Certificates, please visit the TESL Ontario website at https://www.teslontario.org/registries/instructors/ and follow the instructions below:

  1. Enter your membership number OR your last name, and click on Search.
  2. Your name and location will appear on the screen. Click on View Profile.
  3. Click on Order Your Certificate tab across the top of the screen.
  4. Enter your membership number again, respond to the CAPTCHA, and click on "Email my Certificate".
  5. A message will appear on the screen indicating that your certificates have been sent to you own email account.
  6. Go to your own email account and open the two emails you have recieved from TESL Ontario. Each email carries one of your certificates.
  7. You may now save, forward, or print your OCELT & ICTEAL Certificates.

If you encounter any technical issues, please contact TESL Ontario at administration@teslontario.org.

Please Note:

  • For operational reasons, TESL Ontario reserves the right to extend the application processing time, as necessary.
  • TESL Ontario may request additional documentation beyond the requirements described above.
  • All submitted documentation and information will be kept confidential.
  • The standards and requirements of reinstatement application are reviewed by the TESL Ontario Accreditation Standards Committee on a regular basis and are updated, as necessary..

Questions? Please contact TESL Ontario at accreditation@teslontario.org or at 416-593-4243, Ext. 205.