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TESOL Accreditation

Our Accreditations

OnTESOL is accredited and recognized by the leading Post-Secondary Education and TESOL/TEFL/TESL training organizations from Canada and the United States

Institutionally Accredited by ACCET
– U.S. Department of Education Recognized Agency –

ACCET: Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training

Recognized by TESL Canada and TESL Ontario
– Academically Equivalent to CELTA and Trinity CertTESOL –

Why Accreditation Matters:

A TESOL/TEFL/TESL certification from an accredited provider opens more doors to better jobs and career advancement opportunities.  Accreditation by world-renowned external bodies support OnTESOL with the processes and standards required to offer quality training and a certificate that is well received by employers worldwide.

TESL Canada & TESL Ontario

Recognized by TESL Canada since 2003: The First Fully Recognized Online Course in Canada

The online courses offered by OnTESOL have been evaluated and recognized by TESL Canada and TESL Ontario. Completion of a recognized course with OnTESOL satisfies work visa requirements for international jobs and confers upon graduates the additional credentials required for ESL teaching positions in Canada.

TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 and 2 (CELTA equivalent)
TESL Ontario CTESOL

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ACCET (U.S.) Institutional Accreditation: E-Learning Avocational

The first Canadian TESOL/TEFL/TESL course provider to become accredited in the United States 

OnTESOL is accredited by ACCET as an e-learning avocational institution. ACCET is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a reliable authority on educational quality to support post-secondary educational providers.  

ACCET: Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training

U.S. Department of Education
Recognized Agency

TESL CANADA AND TESL ONTARIO REQUIREMENTS:

120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate

Completion of this program leads to the following certifications:

  1. Upon successful completion of the Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate program, you will receive the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate awarded by Coventry House International-OnTESOL.
  2. You will also be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification on completion of a separate 20-hour Practicum, university degree, and English Language Proficiency requirements.

168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate

Completion of this program leads to the following certifications:

  1. Upon successful completion of the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate program, you will receive two certificates awarded by Coventry House International-OnTESOL: the 120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate and the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate.
  2. You will also be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 certification on completion of a separate 20-hour Practicum, university degree, and English Language Proficiency requirements.

250-hour TESOL Diploma

Completion of this program leads to the following certifications:

  1. On successful completion of the 250-hour TESOL Diploma program, you will receive the 250-hour TESOL Diploma awarded by Coventry House International-OnTESOL.
  2. You will also be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 2 certification on completion of a separate 50-hour Practicum, university degree, and English Language Proficiency requirements.

Detailed information about the different standards, requirements, and applications fees is available on the TESL Canada website at www.tesl.ca and the TESL Ontario website at https://teslontario.org/certification/ctesol/

THOSE WHO WISH TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR TESL CANADA CERTIFICATION MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE RECOGNIZED ONLINE PROGRAM, THE SEPARATE PRACTICUM MODULE AND MEET ALL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum age: 21
  • A completed university degree from Canada or the WES equivalency document for degrees completed outside Canada. Students who do not meet university degree requirement can still enroll in the Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate or the 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate and receive a TEFL / TESOL certification awarded by OnTESOL upon successful completion of the online program, but they are informed that TESL Canada and TESL Ontario require an undergraduate degree from Canada or the WES equivalency document.
  • TESL Canada English Language Proficiency Requirement: Non-native speakers who did not complete a university degree in an English-speaking country must meet the following English Language Proficiency requirement before applying to TESL Canada certification:
    • IELTS Academic (Overall 7 with a minimum of 7 in each skill area) OR TOEFL iBT (Overall 101 with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking  and 27 in Writing).

Following is a summary of the certifications available to students upon completion of the relevant OnTESOL components.

COURSEONTESOL CERTIFICATIONTESL ONTARIO CERTIFICATIONTESL CANADA CERTIFICATION
120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate120-hour Advanced TESOL CertificateN/AN/A
120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate PLUS 20-hour Practicum140-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate with a 20-hour PracticumCTESOLProfessional Standard 1 Certification
168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate120-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate AND 168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate N/AN/A
168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate PLUS 20-hour Practicum168-hour Hybrid TEFL Certificate AND 140-hour Advanced TESOL Certificate with a 20-hour PracticumCTESOLProfessional Standard 1 Certification
250-hour TESOL Diploma250-hour TESOL DiplomaN/AN/A
250-hour TESOL Diploma plus 50-hour Practicum250-hour TESOL Diploma plus 50-hour PracticumN/AProfessional Standard 2 Certification

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