Filing an Appeal


Any individual or training provider who is denied the TESL Ontario accreditation/approval shall have the right to appeal the decision to the TESL Ontario Appeals Committee within three months from the date the decision has been made.

Please be aware that the degree and English language proficiency (ELP) requirements of the TESL Ontario language instructor accreditation and TESL/PTCT trainer approval are "non-appealable" requisites.

How to File an Appeal

  1. Complete  “Application Form A-10: Appeals” (two pages).

  2. Mail, fax, email, or deliver it to Kevin Gamble, TESL Ontario Office Coordinator:

Mailing address: Kevin Gamble, TESL Ontario Office Coordinator, TESL Ontario, 27 Carlton Street, Suite 405, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1L2
Fax: 416-593-0164

Appeal Review Process

Your application and all supporting documentation will be reviewed by the TESL Ontario Appeals Committee in eight weeks from the date the completed application form and the applicable fee are received by TESL Ontario. You may be asked to submit additional information or documentation before a decision is made. As soon as the committee reaches a decision, an official decision letter will be emailed/ mailed to you. If your appeal is granted, TESL Ontario will process your accreditation/approval application immediately. If your appeal is rejected, you  may submit a new accreditation/approval application to TESL Ontario. Appeals Committee’s decisions are final.