Board Requirements

All school boards require teacher candidates to complete the Ontario Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers. Please verify your preferred board’s additional requirements below (+).


Please contact the Teacher Education Office if your preferred board is not listed.

Avon Maitland District School Board

Bluewater District School Board

Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board

Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board

District School Board of Niagara

Safety Orientation Package v. 2

+ Police Criminal Record Vulnerable Sector Check within 6 months prior to the placement must be presented at the start of practicum

Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

+ Must be baptized Catholic

+ Criminal Records Check must have been completed by a police service within the preceding 6 months and will be honored for the school year; must include search of pardoned sex offender database; must be an original copy

Durham District School Board

DDSB Student Teacher Orientation Pamphlet – Electronic Version

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year

Durham Catholic District School Board

DCDSB Student Placement Policy Review and OHS Training Form Feb 2018

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year

Grand Erie District School Board

+ Principals shall check the teacher candidate’s Police Record Check on the first day of their assignment in their school. It must be the original copy, include vulnerable sector screening and have an issue date within one year

Greater Essex County District School Board

Elementary Teachers JSHPT April 10, 2015

GECDSB WHMIS Training 2017

Health and Safety Orientation 2013

Workplace Harassment Training

Workplace Violence Prevention Management Program 2017

Halton Catholic District School Board

+ TRAINING VERIFICATION FOR UNPAID WORKERS – 2018 2019 (to be filled out by teacher candidates within their first week of being at their associate school)

+ Original VSS within the preceding 6 months

Halton District School Board

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year

+ HDSB TeacherPracticum 2018-19

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

Huron Perth Catholic District School Board

+ Original VSS 6 months prior to their practicum start with the board, however once obtained will be honored for the entire school year

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Keewatin Patricia District School Board

Lambton Kent District School Board

+ Must be a graduate of the board

Limestone District School Board

London District Catholic School Board

Near North District School Board

Niagara Catholic District School Board

+ TB Test required

+ Principal to provide additional Health & Safety Training

Ottawa Carleton District School Board

Peel District School Board

Please Note your Preferred Families of Schools

Information Sheet for the Applicant Current School Year

PDSB Student Practicum Handbook

+ Student Placement Confidentiality Form 2018 – 2019


+ VSS less than 6 months old at start of placement: teacher candidates are required to submit their original VSS in person to Peel District School Board Human Resources Support Services 2nd Floor, 5650 Hurontario Street in Mississauga… prior to the beginning of placements, please present your documentation in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential Criminal Record Check for BEd Placement” addressed to “Eileen Martak, Recruitment and Retention.” Include your full name on the envelope. Original documentations becomes property of Peel DSB and will not be returned.

Simcoe County District School Board

Faculty Placements Health and Safety Training Instruction Sheet July 2018

Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board

+ Local safety orientation will be provided at the school

St. Clair Catholic District School Board

Thames Valley District School Board

Copying Guidelines for Student Teacher Placements

Thames Valley DSB Occupational Health & Safety Training

Toronto Catholic District School Board

Toronto District School Board

Sept 2017 Practicum PRC Info

TDSB Systemwide Maps

+ VSS completed each school year and either

  • mailed (original copy) to TDSB PRC Office 17 Fairmeadow Avenue Room 107 Toronto Ontario M2P 1W6. If you would like your VSS returned, you must include a stamped self-addressed envelope.
  • or personally delivered to the TDSB PRC Office

Upper Canada District School Board

Upper Grand District School Board

+ Original VSS within the last 6 months honored for the school year

Waterloo Catholic District School Board

Health and Safety Training

+ Once completed, print page 2 and forward to Melissa Szymkowski at the Board Office

Waterloo Region District School Board

Wellington Catholic District School Board

Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board

York Catholic District School Board

York Region District School Board


+ VSS must not be obtained earlier than 6 months prior to the start of placement; once obtained, VSS is honored for the entire school year; VSS must be presented to the school administrator at the start of placement


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