Education Law Qualification Program


Our Education Law Qualification Program (ELQP) includes the statutes that inform education in Ontario from the federal level to the board and school levels with an emphasis on the importance of education law in the role of principal, including: 

  • The importance of the Education Act and the Human Rights Code 
  • The development and implementation of legislation including policies and regulations 
  • The impact of labour relations and collective agreements 
  • The importance of equity, inclusion 
  • Understanding the rights of students and employees  

An on-line approach is supported by:

  • case law reviews 
  • expert presenters 
  • external legal websites 
  • OPC Protective Services resources   

Members of the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) in good standing can take this course.

Module Information


  • How an Ontario Bill Becomes a Law 

  • How New Laws and Regulations are Created  

Module 1 - Legal Concepts and Terms

  • From Case to Law: Sabrina’s Law 
  • Legal Concepts and Terms: Application to Practice 
  • Policies, Regulations and Procedures 
  • The Education Act and Regulations: Group Discussions 

Module 2 - Management of Schools

  • Labour Relations 

  • Collective Agreements / Terms and Conditions 

  • Contract Analysis 

  • Supervision of Employees 

  • Complaints/Litigation Against Principals 

  • Principal’s Duty to Supervise: Case Studies 

Module 3 - Rights of Students and Employees

  • Equity and Land Acknowledgement 

  • The Ontario Human Rights Code and the Role of the Principal 

  • Custody and Access 

  • Privacy and Information Management 

  • Safeguarding against Injury 

  • Search and Seizure 

Module 4 - Safety and Health of Employees and Students

  • Student Health 

  • Employee Health and the Duty to Accommodate 

  • Health and Safety 

  • Student and Employee Safety 

  • Investigation of Employees  

A minimum of 125 hours is included in the course. 

Qualified candidates can apply to Charles Sturt University (CSU) for inclusion of this Additional Qualification (AQ) as a prior learning credit towards the Master of International Education (School Leadership) or Master of Education degree. 

Course Fee


Includes all four modules and a $50 non-refundable registration fee.

Upcoming Sessions

Registration deadlines are firm.

Fall 2024 - Online

October 1 - December 15

  • Module 1 - October 1 - October 15
  • Module 2 - October 16 - November 04
  • Module 3 - November 05 - November 25
  • Module 4 - November 26 - December 15

Registration deadline: September 17

Spring 2025 - Online

March 17 - May 31
  • Module 1 - March 17 - April 1
  • Module 2 - April 2 - April 20
  • Module 3 - April 21 - May 10
  • Module 4 - May 11 - May 31

Registration deadline: March 3


Online module dates are guidelines. There is flexibility to meet the needs of candidates. Course work is expected to be completed by the end date for each session. 

Board Partnerships

It is a priority for us to develop, provide and support a variety of relevant, accessible and locally customized professional learning opportunities, based on diverse Member needs, feedback and job demands. For those looking to offer this program in your board, we can customize most of our programs and learning sessions to the unique characteristics of each district upon request. Email us to offer the ELQP within your Board.

Terms and Conditions

Academic Integrity
All candidates participating in our Additional Qualification Programs must review and comply with our academic integrity and engagement guidelines.
 Refund Policy

A full refund is available if you cancel up to two weeks before the start date, less a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.


A $250.00 refund is available if you cancel one week before the start date.


There is no refund for cancellations after the start date.


A full refund applies when a session is cancelled due to low enrollment. 

Accessibility and Other Policies

Our Accessibility and other policies that relate to our programs are outlined this webpage.