CTESOL Renewal

CTESOL certification is valid for 12 months from the date of approval. At the end of this period, the certificate holder is required to apply for CTESOL renewal if they would like to maintain their certified status. The renewal due date is recorded on the certificate. Also, TESL Ontario emails you a renewal reminder with detailed instructions approximately 6 weeks prior to your renewal due date.

PD Requirement
To be eligible for CTESOL renewal, certificate holders are required to engage in at least 10 hours of Professional Development (PD) activities per certification year (a period of 12 months starting from your CTESOL approval date) and keep the proof on file.

PD Audit
Please be advised that 10% of renewals due in every given month are selected randomly and receive a PD Audit Notice approximately 6 weeks prior to their renewal due date. The selected individuals are required to submit (email or mail) their proof of PD to TESL Ontario by their renewal due date to be eligible for certification renewal. A one-month grace period is granted if the required PD is not submitted by the renewal due date. At the end of the grace period, CTESOL certification lapses if PD is still outstanding.

For information on how to get lapsed CTESOL certification reinstated, please click here.

Annual Renewal Fee
The CTESOL annual renewal fee is $178.54 (tax included). This fee is non-refundable.

Renewal Application Form and Process Steps

  1. Click here to access and print the renewal form.
  2. Submit PDF scans of the completed renewal form, and, if applicable, proof of PD to TESL Ontario by email at accreditation@teslontario.org.   
  3. Once your application is reviewed and approved, your renewed CTESOL Certificate and a renewal approval letter are issued and mailed to your address. The review process takes about 2-4 weeks from the date your renewal application is received.

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.
  • Standards and requirements of certification 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.