Certified Membership Renewal (OCELT & ICTEAL)

Eligibility Standard

OCELT & ICTEAL Certificates and Professional Designation are valid for 12 months from the date of approval. At the end of this period, you should renew your certified membership to maintain your certificates and designations. The renewal due date is recorded on both certificates. Also, TESL Ontario emails you a renewal reminder with detailed instructions approximately 6 weeks prior to your renewal due date.

To be eligible for annual renewal, you are required to do 10 hours of professional development (PD) activities during every certification year (by your certification renewal date) and keep the proof on file. You will be requested to submit your proof of PD to TESL Ontario if you are selected for PD Audit and receive a PD Audit Notice.


Annual Renewal Fee

The annual renewal fee is $158.00 (plus tax). This fee covers the annual renewal of your

  • TESL Ontario Membership;
  • OCELT & ICTEAL Certificates and Professional Designations;
  • TESL Ontario Affiliate Chapter Membership; and
  • If applicable, TESL Trainer Certification


Application Steps

  1. TESL Ontario will send you a renewal reminder email about two weeks before the start of your renewal month. Please review that email carefully as it may indicate that you are being audited to send us proof of your PD.
  2. Go to the TESL Ontario website at http://www.teslontario.org/members/signup, fill out the online renewal application form, and submit it. Alternatively, you may print, fill out, and mail this form to the TESL Ontario Office. To access the printable form, please go to https://www.teslontario.org/uploads/membership/MSform1.pdf
  3. Your application is processed in one week from the date of its receipt and you are notified of the results by email.
  4. You will receive your renewed membership card and renewal approval letter in the mail within three to four weeks from the date of your renewal application submission.


Accessing Renewed OCELT and 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 Onario. Each email carries one of your certificates as attachment.
  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 renewal 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.