Early Childhood Educator Registry Terminology Change from Licence to Practice to Certificate

The Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Registry is the provincial body responsible for certification of individuals who qualify for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) or an Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECEA) Certificate. To ensure consistency with the Community Care and Assisted Living Act (CCALA) and the Child Care Licensing Regulation (CCLR), the ECE Registry will be changing the term ‘licence to practice’ to ‘certificate,’ effective October 30th, 2014.

Individuals who currently hold a licence to practice will not have to replace that document with a new certificate. A current licence to practice will remain valid until its expiry, and a certificate will be issued upon renewal.

Licensing Officers, potential employers and the public are encouraged to continue using the ECE Registry’s certification validation webpage to confirm the status of an ECEs and ECEAs certification.

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