AQ Courses

AQ Course Provider


KPR adheres to the privacy, academic integrity and appeal process following guidelines set by the Ontario College of Teachers.

In March 2006, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board was certified by the Ontario College of Teachers as a Provider of Additional Qualifications Courses for Teachers. The courses are open to all teachers registered with the college who meet the registration requirements.

We are pleased to offer:

  • high quality Professional Learning Programs
  • based on recent effective instructional practice research
  • affordable costs

Course fees:

  • $575 (T2202A - issued in January of following year)
  • text fee dependent on course

Withdrawal Policy

In order to receive a refund a request must be received in writing 3 days prior to course start date.

$500 will be refunded with written notice received within 3 days prior to course start date

There will be no refund once course starts

Grading Policy 


All criteria at the excellent level.


5 criteria at the excellent level with remaining 2 criteria at competent level.
No criteria can be at the beginning or developing level.


5 or more criteria achieved at the competent level or above with 2 or less at the developing  level. No criteria can be at the beginning level.


Full or partial resubmission of assignment is required as the assignment does not meet the expectations for A+, A or B+. This is a temporary designation and failure to resubmit as required will result in a mark of fail.
Fail  Any criteria achieved that do not meet the requirements for A+, A, or B+.

Click here for: AQ Informational Survey

Return your responses:

  • KPR courier for Board staff marked CTDC North - Attn: AQ/Christa McCorquodale
  • fax: 705-749-3450 - Attn: AQ/Christa McCorquodale
  • mail: 681 Monaghan Road S, Peterborough, ON K9J 5J4
  • through twitter:!/AQ_at_KPRDSB
  • through email:


Schedule for Fall 2015

Schedule: Week of October 12th – Week of December 14th, Week of January 4th – January 25th
14 evenings (4:30-9:00) plus 5 Saturdays
Oct. 17, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 21, Dec. 12 (8:30-5:00)


Course Instructor



Special Ed. 2/ Specialist

Dee Gannon



Math 1/2/ Specialist

Dawn Graham / Carrie Davidson



Schedule subject to change based on minimum registration numbers.

Courses now Guaranteed to run with a minimum of 10 candidates!



$575 per course
Payment due 2 weeks prior to start date, VISA payments processed once class begins
Includes tuition receipt (T2202A – issued in January of following year)
Possible text fees collected in class (additional cost if required by course)


Credit Card - VISA  (include on registration form – please include expiry date)
Other: Money order / certified cheque  (payable to Community Training & Development Centre)
Debit and Cash can be accepted on site at the following locations:
300 Alexander Drive, Cobourg OR 681 Monaghan Road South, Peterborough


(request must be received in writing)  NO refund once course starts
Complete refund up to 3 business days prior to course start date
$500 refunded with written notice received within 3 days prior to course start date

Application Process: 

All Courses: Complete Application Form
Fax to 705-749-3450; Attn:  AQ/Christa McCorquodale
(Additional) For Parts 2 & Specialist:  Complete SO Certification form
Fax to 705-749-3450; Attn:  AQ/Christa McCorquodale


See detailed instructions at bottom of this page
E-mail Kim Thomas(
$10 fee paid in advance (cash/cheque payable to Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB)
Processed first Monday of each month

Courses will run subject to sufficient enrolment. Parts 1 and/or 2 and/or Specialist may be combined if necessary to meet minimum enrolment numbers.

Note: full attendance is required by the Ontario College of Teachers in order to receive credit.

Courses offered in Spring, Summer and Fall sessions:

  • Special Education Part I, II and Specialist
  • Drama Part I, II and Specialist
  • Reading Part I, II and Specialist
  • Mathematics Part I, II and Specialist
  • Library Part I and II
  • Vocal Music Primary / Junior Part I
  • French as a Second Language Part I, II and Specialist

For more information contact:

Tarin Lewis
Program Facilitator
Community Training and Development Centre
705-742-7277 or 1-877-749-2832

AQ Transcript Requests

Please send your transcript request in writing.

Your requests should include your proper full name, OCT number and the course(s) you have completed with KPR. Please provide also the session date(s) for each course.  Indicate where you would like your transcript sent.  Most are sent directly to QECO, but can also be sent by courier to your school or mailed to your home.

There is a fee of $10 that can be paid in cash or a cheque made payable to KPRDSB.  Transcripts will not be processed until after payment is made.

All transcripts will be processed on the first Monday of every month.  Please have your request and payment in before this time.

Payments can be sent to the attention of Kim Thomas in Special Education through inter-office courier or through the mail to:

Kim Thomas
Education Centre
1994 Fisher Dr.
PO Box 7190
Peterborough, ON  K9J 7A1

UPDATE:  AQ courses offered through KPR may now be acceptable to OSSTF for certification rating.  OSSTF members considering taking an AQ course through KPR for certification purposes are strongly advised to submit a Course Approval Application to the certification department of OSSTF prior to enrolling in the course.  The Course Approval Application form is available by contacting the OSSTF District 14 office and available electronically here: