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If selected for testing, applicants will be contacted at the latest by March 31 (intake one) and July 31 (intake two). They will be instructed to drop off or courier all original documents, proving the successful completion of all requirements plus a photocopy of each, to a specified location, on an indicated date.
Those who do not produce all original documents plus one photocopy of each and pay the testing fee by the indicated date will not be permitted to write the test and will forfeit the fee.
Click on the above ‘Resources‘ page for links to more information on how to obtain the necessary requirements or contact your local Board of Education to find out about eLearning or self-reliant courses that can be done on your own time for low to no cost.
The candidate must upload the official translation and original documents from the assessment service to their application that clearly outlines each Ontario Secondary School course requirement equivalency including grade level, when they apply and before the application deadline of February 28 and June 30 each year. The Committee will then evaluate this assessment for course matter materials that may or may not be equivalent to the Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma including; Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Grade 11 or 12 Physics or Grade 11 or 12 Chemistry. Based on this assessment, the Committee will determine if the candidate fulfills the basic educational requirements.
Those who have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma but have failed to successfully complete all of the Ontario Secondary School required courses but have successfully completed college/university level “Math”, ”English”, “Physics,” or “Chemistry” courses that may or may not be equivalent, will be required to indicate “equivalency” under each requirement and to upload original transcripts from their college/university to their application, outlining course level and specific required course (“Math”, ”English”, “Physics,” or “Chemistry”) equivalencies.
The Committee will then evaluate the transcripts for the course that may or may not be equivalent to the Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma including; Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Grade 11 or 12 Physics OR Chemistry. Candidates are responsible for any fees that may be associated with this process and for uploading all required transcripts to their applications when they apply. Based on the uploaded transcript(s), the Committee will determine if the candidate fulfills the basic educational requirements.
Those who have completed the Ontario Secondary School Diploma but have failed to successfully complete all of the Ontario Secondary School required courses but have obtained a college HVACR diploma, can request a course requirement equivalency letter from their HVACR college program coordinator. Many Ontario HVACR college programs will provide course equivalency letters for their HVACR program graduates for this application, which must be uploaded to the application as proof of equivalency prior to the application deadline of February 28 and June 30.
The ACE (Academic and Career Entrance) Certificate is also accepted as equivalent to the Grade 12 Secondary School Diploma. The English, Math, Physics and Chemistry courses in this program are considered equivalent to the required OSSD courses. The ACE Certificate is offered at many accredited colleges across Ontario.