Apply for a PEI Teacher's Certification - Teachers Educated Outside PEI

This online application for PEI Teacher certification is for graduates of teaching programs outside Prince Edward Island. You must have valid Prince Edward Island teacher certification in order to teach in the province. Find more detailed information at Prince Edward Island Teacher’s Certificate Application

What do I need to complete the online form?

In addition to providing current identity and contact information you will be asked for the following:

  • Post-secondary history:
    • Name of each university you attended and
    • Official transcripts from each institution to support each credential attained;
  • PEI school authority you are interested and available to teach, i.e. English Public Schools Branch or French Language School Board;
  • Personal background and professional credibility, i.e. previous license suspended or revoked, previous criminal charges;
  • Supporting documents uploaded:
    • Criminal Background Check, issued less than three months prior
    • Vulnerable Sector Screen, issued less than three months prior
    • Proof of identity, i.e. passport or birth certificate;
    • Proof of eligibility to work in Canada such as a copy of your social insurance card, or of your SIN confirmation letter is also required.  Please do not include this with your online application.  Instead, e-mail it to the Registrar at (link sends e-mail);
  • Full payment; and
  • Consent for information to be issued as requested.

How long will it take to complete this form?

Providing you have all the required documents, you can complete this form in less than 30 minutes.

What is the fee for certification?

The cost to process a PEI teacher’s license is $125.

How long will it take to process my application?

The registrar will evaluate your application and issue your teaching certificate within two weeks.

Payment Options

The Province of PEI accepts payment for this service online using VISA, MasterCard and Interac Online.

Visit the Interac Online website to see if your bank participates.

Education, Early Learning and Culture

General Inquiries

Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture
Holman Centre 
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE   C1N 1B6

Phone: (902) 438-4130
Fax: (902) 438-4062