Skip to Content

Practice Details


Providing denied applicants with information

Classification: Non-Health

Regulatory Body

Ontario College of TEACHERS

Ontario College of TEACHERS


This practice promotes openness about the assessment of qualifications and clarifies the steps available to applicants after their applications are denied.

The Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) has implemented strategies that help people whose applications have been denied understand the decisions and the reasons for them. The strategies also inform them about next available steps.

In addition to posting assessment and appeal information in a clear and easily accessed way, the OCT also does the following:

  • Applicants whom the OCT did not certify may attend an information session and/or have individual meetings to discuss their evaluations and find out about next steps.
  • The publication 'OCT Credential Assessment: For Denied Applicants' provides details about how each registration requirement may be met, explains common reasons for denial of certification, and describes options and next steps.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Helps to improve communication with applicants.
  • Helps to ensure that the appeals process is efficient and effective.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Helps applicants better understand the registration process and what to expect.
  • Helps applicants be better informed about status of their application.
  • Helps applicants better understand assessment of qualifications process and results of assessment.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Assessment of Qualifications
  • Transparency

Profession's Membership Size

Large (more than 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

May 31, 2013