Language examination

In order to obtain a teaching licence, you must pass the written language examination recognized by the Minister, either in French (Test de certification en français écrit pour l’enseignement [TECFÉE] with the Centre d’évaluation du rendement en français écrit [CÉFRANC]) or in English (English Exam for Teacher Certification [EETC] with the Centre for the English Exam for Teacher Certification [CEETC]). Some candidates may be required to take an oral examination.

You must take the written examination in English or in French, as well as any retakes, during the period when your notice of conditional eligibility is valid.

Notice of conditional eligibility

If your application for a teaching licence is accepted, you will receive a notice of conditional eligibility by regular mail, along with a document providing information about the compulsory language exam. This notice of conditional eligibility is valid for a period of two years.

Once you have met the requirements stated on the notice of conditional eligibility and your declaration of a judicial record has been verified, you will receive your teaching licence. Please note that the notice of eligibility is not a teaching licence.

New application

If you do not pass the language exam, or do not write it within the period in which the notice is valid, you can make a new application using the form provided for this purpose This hyperlink will open in a new window..

If your application for a new notice of eligibility is not accepted, you will receive a letter stating the reasons for the decision.