The Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program is a professional learning program that prepares candidates to receive a Supervisory Officer’s Certificate in Ontario as either an Academic or Business Supervisory Officer.


Business Candidate Requirements

To be considered for admission into OPSOA’s SOQP, the candidate must first submit proof of meeting each the following criteria, as stipulated in As required by Regulation 309, applicants shall have:

  • At least seven years of experience in business administration, including at least three years in a managerial role relevant to the role of business supervisory officer (require a detailed original letter from a board directors/head of companies, indicating job title, specific dates in role, detailed responsibilities, evidence of managerial experience) - Statement of Experince Form
  • An acceptable post-secondary degree (web print-outs are not accepted)

AND Either

  • A master's degree (web print-outs are not accepted)


  • qualified to practice as an
    • architect
    • certified general accountant
    • certified management accountant
    • chartered accountant
    • lawyer
    • professional engineer
    • professional planner
    • certified human resource professional
    • or is qualified to practice in another professional capacity that, in the opinion of the Minister, provides experience appropriate for the position of business supervisory officer

AND Either

  • Successfully completed a program in school board management
    • the person holds a master's degree that is an acceptable post-secondary degree and has successfully completed a graduate course, either as part of or in addition to the courses necessary to obtain the degree, in each of school board finance and school board administration
  • OR
    • the person has other post-secondary education and experience that the Minister considers relevant to the role of a business supervisory officer and equivalent to the program in school board management. (Require Ministry Attestation Form completed by Director or Superintendent and approval from Minister)

All candidates to the OPSOA’s Supervisory Officer’s Qualification Program (the “SOQP”) must submit to OPSOA all necessary qualifications and degrees specified in this application, that meet all of the requirements for admission into the SOQP as set out in O. Reg. 176/10, made under the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 12. It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that they have met the prescribed requirements contained in O. Reg. 176/10, which are a pre-requisite to admission to the SOQP, and to the issuance of a general certificate of qualification and registration by the Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), upon successful completion of the SOQP. OPSOA shall not be responsible or liable for any loss, claims, harm or damages whatsoever incurred by the candidate in the event that the Registrar of the Ontario College of Teachers refuses to accept an candidate’s qualifications as meeting the prescribed requirements for admission to the SOQP, and does not record the supervisory officer’s qualification on the applicant’s OCT General Certificate of Qualification and Registration, even where the candidate has paid for and successfully completed the SOQP.

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