Certification Reinstatement (OCELT & ICTEAL)


If your OCELT & ICTEAL Certificates have expired, you can have them reinstated at any time. Reinstatement applications are processed in 10-20 business days from the date of receipt.

Valid TESL Ontario Membership Required

Applicants are required to hold valid TESL Ontario standard membership prior to submitting their reinstatement application. If your standard membership has expired, please take the following steps:

  • Go to https://applications.teslontario.org/
  • Click on "Renew".
  • Click on "Standard Membership Renewal".
  • Select "Membership Renewal Type".
  • Fill out all sections of the form (R-3, R-4, R-5, or R-6).
  • Submit the form.
  • Pay the fee.

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, you are required to submit 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


  • 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.

Submitting Your Reinstatement Application Form and Fee

  1. Go to https://applications.teslontario.org/
  2. Click on “Apply”.
  3. Click on “Certification Reinstatement Application”.
  4. Fill out all sections of "Form A-4: Certification Reinstatement Application”, and, if applicable, upload your proof of PD.
  5. Submit your application form.
  6. Pay the application fee.


Applications are reviewed and applicants are notified of the results by email in 20-30 business days from the date of receipt of the application form, the fee, and, if applicable, the proof of PD.

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 certification 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 by email at accreditation@teslontario.org or by phone at 416-593-4243, Ext. 205.