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Application Requirements for International Teacher Education Program Graduates
(Please read before beginning application.)
Online Application Form and Fee ($420.00 non-refundable).
Gender identification selected from one of the following options: Male, Female, X (Unspecified, i.e. includes but not limited to Trans, Non-Binary, Two-Spirited, etc.), Choose not to disclose (i.e. You may idenitfy with any of the gender options provided but do not want to disclose).
Government Issued ID: Birth Certificate or Passport with full legal name.
Marriage Certificate / Change of Name Certificate / Divorce Certificate (if your name has changed since birth).
Post-Secondary transcripts for all post-secondary schooling taken
outside of North America
must be sent directly to
World Education Services
(WES) from the issuing institution. An International Credential Advantage Package (ICAP) is required, and the results must be forwarded to the SPTRB. WES will provide English translations of transcripts.
Post-Secondary transcripts from all post-secondary schooling taken
in North America
must be sent directly to the SPTRB from the issuing institution.
Applications will be reviewed by a certification analyst once these documents are received. The applicant will receive a detailed email outlining the additional documents the certification analyst requires to complete the assessment.
Documents that may be required
Secondary School Graduation Diploma - If you attended secondary school (high school)
outside of North America
, you must provide proof of the highest level of secondary education you have completed.
Statement of Professional Standing - from every jurisdiction where you have been issued a teacher's certificate. A Statement of Professional Standing is a letter from a licensing body or an education ministry that says your right to teach has never been suspended, revoked or canceled. Click
for more information about documents from other countries. Statements of Professional Standing must be sent directly to the SPTRB by the issuing institution.
Verification Letter - may be requested to describe your teacher education program, including details about your practicum.
Teacher's certificate from the jurisdiction where you completed your teacher education program or proof that you hold authorization to teach in the jurisdiction where you completed your teacher education program.
Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search (must be for employment purposes and valid within three months of certification date).
English or French Language Proficiency:
iBT-TOEFL: The Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test
inimum score: A total score of 98 with a minimum of 23 on reading, 23 on listening, 27 on speaking and 25 on writing.
TOEFL CBT and TSE-P: The Test of English as a Foreign Language Computer-Based Test plus the Test of Spoken English
inimum score: 237 (TOEFL CBT) and 50 (TSE-P).
IELTS Academic: The International English Language Testing System
inimum score: Overall band score of 6.5 with no band below 6 and a minimum of 7 on the speaking and writing bands.
to review the country-specific materials that are required for documents that come from outside of Canada. PLEASE USE THIS WEBSITE
FOR INFORMATION ONLY
. Ensure all documents are forwarded directly to the SPTRB.
If any of your documents, with the exception of transcripts, are not in English or French, you must provide the SPTRB with an English translation. Ensure that the original document is sent to the SPTRB from the issuing institution. You can request a copy of any document from the SPTRB to be sent to you to be translated. Translations must come from
one of the following sources:
An associate or certified member of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan
A document translation service pre-approved by the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board;
The consulate, high commission, or embassy (in Canada) of the country that issued your documents; or
A Canadian embassy, consulate, or high commission in the country from which you emigrated.
Applications will be assessed once ALL required documents have been received. A general timeline for processing international applications is 6 months. Exact processing times will depend on the complexity of the application.
Internationally Educated Teachers Certificate (IETC) Program
If you are missing requirements for a Saskatchewan teacher's certificate your assessment may include your eligibility for the Internationally Educated Teachers Certificate (IETC) program offered at the University of Saskatchewan. Click
for Frequently Asked Questions about the program.
Review and Appeal Process
If we determine that you are ineligible for a teacher's certificate and you feel that there are additional factors that we should consider, you may request an appeal of our evaluation decision within 40 days of the decision. Letters of appeal should be directed to:
Chairperson, Certification Decision Review Committee
c/o Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board
204 - 3775 Pasqua Street
Regina, SK S4S 6W8