Teaching authorizations – Employers

The probationary period is a period of professional practice in which the competencies of a teacher wishing to obtain a teaching diploma are assessed. This evaluation focuses on the professional competencies expected of a teacher.

In exceptional circumstances, the letter of tolerance grants permission to an employer to hire as a preschool education provider or elementary- or secondary-level teacher someone who does not hold a teaching authorization. It is issued in accordance with section 25 of the Education Act and section 50 of the Act respecting private education.

Additional information

Please note that the regional offices of the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport mentioned in the information document closed on August 15, 2014.



Your requests should now be sent to the following address:



Direction de la formation et de la titularisation du personnel scolaire 
Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport 
1035, rue De La Chevrotière, 28e étage 
Québec (Québec)  G1R 5A5
E-mail
Telephone: 418-646-6581, ext. 3010

What is a certified copy?

It is a copy that is made from an original document and bears the original signature of a person acting as a legal representative of the organization that issued the document. This person must print his or her contact information in block letters on the copy (name, title or function, address and telephone number where the Ministère can reach him or her).

What is a sworn copy?

It is a copy which the holder has declared, under an oath before a Commissioner for Oaths, to be a true copy of the original document. The person who acts as a commissioner for oaths in Québec or outside the province (www.assermentation.justice.gouv.qc.ca Cet hyperlien s'ouvrira dans une nouvelle fenêtre.) must print his or her contact information in block letters on the copy (name, title or function, address and telephone number where the Ministère can reach him or her).