Types of Certificates

1. Professional A Certificate


A Professional A Certificate confers eligibility to teach all subjects to students in all grades in Saskatchewan schools. A degree and four years of post-secondary education above an equivalent Saskatchewan Grade 12 are basic requirements.

2. Professional B Certificate


A Professional B Certificate confers eligibility to teach a specified subject (and related subjects) to students in all grades in Saskatchewan schools. A degree in an approved area of specialization (or equivalent), plus 48 semester hours of professional education (including a practicum) above an equivalent Saskatchewan Grade 12 are basic requirements.

3. Vocational Certificate


A Vocational Certificate confers eligibility to teach a specified subject (and related subjects) to students in all grades in Saskatchewan schools. Senior matriculation (Grade 12), journeyperson's certificate or approved training in a trade, plus one year of teacher education including a practicum are basic requirements.

4. Technical Certificate


Technical Certificate confers eligibility to teach a specified subject (and related subjects) to students in all grades in Saskatchewan schools. Senior matriculation (Grade 12), two years of study in a defined technology at the post-secondary level, two years of work experience, plus one year of teacher education including a practicum are basic requirements.

5. Probationary B Certificate


A Probationary B Certificate confers eligibility to teach at a specified Independent School to students in all grades. Individuals who hold a Probationary B Certificate do not qualify for any other permanent or provisional teacher’s certificate and must meet one of the following criteria:

 

(a) hold a teacher’s certificate from another province or territory of Canada or recognized jurisdiction;

(b) hold a degree from a recognized university or college;

(c) hold a teaching degree from a denominationally-based college;

(d) hold a degree or diploma from a theological seminary, Bible school or Bible training centre;

(e) have taught successfully for the equivalent of five years or more in the independent school or system of independent schools in which the person will be teaching; or

(f) in the opinion of the registrar, possesses other appropriate qualifications including professional experience, vocational experience or special skills.

6. Additional Qualification Certificate (AQC)


An AQC enables teachers to upgrade their classification and helps to ensure we have teachers who specialize in required subject areas throughout the province.

A Professional A Certificate is required in order to qualify for an AQC. Teachers must also complete one of the four programs outlined below to receive an AQC:    


An AQC is issued only upon the formal application of the teacher. The date when the SPTRB receives the application will determine the effective date of the certificate. 
Applications for an AQC must be completed and submitted online to the SPTRB. To begin an application, sign in to your SPTRB account. Click Educator Profile > Applications to access the online AQC application form.


The teacher is responsible for ensuring that all official documents required for the evaluation are forwarded by the educational institution(s) to the SPTRB. A separate transcript is required from each institution attended.

An evaluation of coursework is made in accordance with the
SPTRB Regulatory Bylaws Schedule E and is based upon official transcripts.

Assessment Fee: $52.50 (Includes GST non-refundable)