120-hour TESOL Certificate: Accreditations and Requirements

Accreditations and Requirements

Course Entry Requirements

For the 120-hour TESOL Certificate program, a candidate needs to be a native-English speaker or have the ability to communicate clearly in English. The minimum age limit is 18 years old.

A university degree is not required, but candidates who want to teach English abroad are advised that a university degree is necessary to obtain a work permit in most countries.

The TESOL Certificate:

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive a 120-hour TESOL Certificate awarded by Coventry House International-OnTESOL. Those who complete the separate and optional Practicum module will receive a 140-hour TESOL Certificate with Practicum awarded by Coventry House International-OnTESOL.

ACTDEC UK Accreditation:

Graduates will also receive an ACTDEC Level 3 certificate under the seal of the Council when they register at www.actdec.org.uk.

TESL Canada Accreditation:

In order to be eligible for TESL Canada Professional Standard 1 accreditation, a candidate must meet ALL the following requirements:

  • Advanced 120-hour TESOL Certificate course by Coventry House International-OnTESOL
  • 20-hour Practicum
  • University degree from Canada or equivalent (If you completed your degree in another country, you will need to get your documents assessed by WES or CES and send the equivalency assessment to TESL Canada)
  • 21+ years old
  • Native-English speaker from Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. Non-Native speakers must have a valid IELTS Academic (Overall 7 with a minimum of 7 in each skill area) and TOEFL iBT (Overall 101 with a minimum of 23 in Listening, 24 in Reading, 27 in Speaking  and 27 in Writing).

120-hour TESOL Certificate