Government of New Brunswick


The Department is the regulating body for teacher certification in New Brunswick. The Office of Teacher Certification is responsible for issuing teacher certificates as well as dealing with all related matters in this domain.


The Minister may issue a teacher's certificate or an interim teacher's certificate to a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident of Canada or a person who provides evidence that the person is entitled under the laws of Canada to obtain employment in Canada as a teacher.


Application procedure:

Every teacher employed in public schools in New Brunswick (k-12) is required to hold a valid New Brunswick Teacher Certificate or an Interim Teacher’s Certificate.

The Office of Teacher Certification with the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is responsible for the following:
• Processing initial Teacher Certificate applications
• Processing applications for increases in teacher classification
• Processing Principal’s Certificate applications
• Providing administrative services for certified teachers

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:


Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
Fees for certificates and permits
  Application for an interim teacher's certificate 120.002012-04-01
  Application for an initial teacher's certificate by a person who received their teacher education in New Brunswick 70.002012-04-01
  Application for an upgrade of a teacher's certificate or interim teacher's certificate70.002012-04-01
  Application for renewal of an interim teacher's certificate50.002012-04-01
  Application for an interim principal's certificate60.002012-04-01
  Application for a principal's certificate for applicants under subsection 16 (3)of Regulation 2004-860.002012-04-01
  Application for local teacher's permit40.002012-04-01
Fees for Copies of documents2012-04-01
  Copy of a Certificate30.002012-04-01
  Official statement of qualifications to be sent directly to a provincial or state authority or to a university30.002012-04-01
  Official statement of marks earned at the New Brunswick Teachers' College30.002012-04-01
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