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Teacher / Principal Certification and Salary Placement
The Nunavut Educators Certification Service (NECS) is responsible for the certification and salary evaluation of all Nunavut Teachers’ Association (NTA) members in Nunavut. Key responsibilities include:
- Teacher Certification
- Renewal of expiring teaching certificates (Teacher Recertification)
- Issuing Statements of Professional Standing
- Salary Evaluation and Re-evaluation
- Salary Appeals
- Principal Certification
Certificates are issued based on the qualifications of each educator. Different types of certificates allow educators to teach different subjects and grades. If you are teaching in a Nunavut school, you must hold a valid Nunavut Teaching Certificate.
Most newly hired educators who hold a Bachelor of Education degree need to complete the Application for Interim Professional or Standard Teaching Certificate. If this form does not seem to apply to your situation, please contact TeacherRegistrar@gov.nu.ca.
If your teaching certificate is about to expire, it is your responsibility to renew it.
If you currently hold an Interim Professional Teaching Certificate, you need to complete the Application for Professional Teaching Certificate.
If you currently hold a Professional Teaching Certificate, you need to complete the Application for Renewal of Professional or Standard Teaching Certificate.
If you currently hold a different type of teaching certificate, please contact TeacherRegistrar@gov.nu.ca.
The application form may indicate that you need to submit a Professional Development Log or a fee.
Statements of Professional Standing
The Nunavut Educators’ Certification Service also issues Statements of Professional Standing (SOPS) for former Nunavut teachers who are in the process of obtaining certification in another jurisdiction.
You can request a Statement of Professional Standing by submitting the application form and the fee to TeacherRegistrar@gov.nu.ca.
Salary Evaluation and Re-evaluation
The Nunavut Educators' Certification Service is responsible for initial salary placement and salary re-evaluation based on newly acquired credentials. Your initial salary placement will be evaluated after you have completed the certification process.
An educator may request a salary re-evaluation after they have taken completed additional academic coursework. Please note that only credit courses completed at a recognized college or university are acceptable. To request a Salary Re-evaluation, submit the application form to TeacherRegistrar@gov.nu.ca.
A teacher may, in writing to the Registrar, request a review of a decision of their placement on the salary level. On receiving a request the Registrar shall forward the request and all relevant material in his or her possession to the chairperson of the Nunavut Educators' Qualification Service.
The Nunavut Educators' Qualification Service shall review the salary appeal and shall, as soon as practicable after the receipt of the information, confirm or vary the decision of the Registrar. The chairperson shall advise the Registrar, in writing, of the decision made and provide written reasons. The Registrar shall provide to the teacher the written decision of the Nunavut Educator Qualification Service. The decision of the Nunavut Educator Qualification Service is final.
To request a salary appeal, submit the Salary Appeal form to TeacherRegistrar@gov.nu.ca
In addition to a Nunavut teaching certificate, school leaders (principals and vice-principals) in Nunavut must obtain a Certificate of Eligibility as Principal in Nunavut within four years of the start date of their principal or vice-principal job offer. The training required to obtain this certificate provides opportunities to learn about leadership in Nunavut through theory and practical application.
School leaders are contacted automatically by Educator Development to learn more about the required training. For more information, contact EDUKemail@example.com.
Educator Development will notify the Registrar once you have completed the required training and a Certificate of Eligibility as Principal in Nunavut will be issued.
If your Certificate of Eligibility as Principal is about to expire, it is your responsibility to renew it by submitting the application form, Professional Development Log, and fee to TeacherRegistrar@gov.nu.ca.