COVID-19 Update: Please note that CPCO AQ courses will continue to be offered as scheduled transitioning face-to-face sessions to virtual platforms such as Zoom, Google Meets and/or Microsoft Teams during periods of closure as directed by the government.


Additional Qualifications Overview


Catholic Principals' Council | Ontario (CPCO) is a proud service provider for Additional Qualifications courses accredited through the Ontario College of Teachers.

CPCO's AQ courses are designed and delivered by exceptional leaders in Catholic education. The AQ courses are relevant, research based and provide opportunities for rich dialogue and inquiry based professional learning grounded  in our Catholic faith. Each AQ course is 125-hours in length and is offered in multiple formats to appeal to all learners and lifestyles including fully online, face to face and blended formats. 

Candidate feedback consistently praises the high quality of instructional leadership, engaging content and positive learning environments within AQ courses.

Application for Instructor of Additional Qualification Courses

Application for Instructor of the Principal's Qualification Program (PQP)

Current Practising Associates in the role of Principal with a minimum of five years successful experience as Principal in Ontario Catholic schools are invited to apply for instructor of the Principal's Qualification Program. Include a letter of reference from your current Superintendent

CPCO PQP Instructor application form.

Application for Instructor of the Special Education for Administrators (SEA) AQ

CPCO Associates (Practising or Non-Practising) with successful experiences and keen interest in Special Education in Ontario Catholic schools are invited to apply for instructor of the Special Education for Administrators Additional Qualification course.

SEA AQ Instructor application form.

Please email the completed AQ course application along with a reference letter from your current Superintendent or Director to Vanessa Kellow

Note: To be eligible for an AQ instructor interview, submitted applications must be complete. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank you for your interest.

CPCO embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please make your needs known in advance.

Catholic Principals' Council | Ontario (CPCO) is a voluntary, professional association for Principals and Vice-Principals in Ontario's 29 publicly-funded Catholic school boards. CPCO represents the needs and perspectives of local Principals / Vice-Principals in Catholic school boards and is their exclusive representative to the provincial government.




Additional Qualifications Courses/Opportunities

Apply for Instructor of Additional Qualification Courses

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