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Overview

The Principal's Qualification Program (PQP) is organized into 12 modules, six in part one and six in part two. The modules incorporate the five domains of the Ontario Leadership Framework and Personal Leadership Resources. This Additional Qualification (AQ) course is developed based on the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) PQP guidelines. The expectations are met through eLearning and face-to-face interaction between the candidates, instructors and guest presenters.

PQP Modules

PQP Part 1 Modules

Module 1: The Role of the Principal

Module 2: Equitable and Inclusive Schools

Module 3: Management and Leadership

Module 4: Pedagogical Leadership

Module 5: Inclusive Education

Module 6: Co-creating Safe Schools

In accordance with the requirements set by the OCT, part one will consist of 125 hours divided as

72 hours face-to-face instruction 

28 hours eLearning 

25 hours coursework, assignments, research and journal writing 

PQP Part 2 Modules

Module 7: The Changing Role of the School Leader

Module 8: Co-creating and Inclusive School

Module 9: Building Professional Capital

Module 10: Evidence-based Decision Making

Module 11: Building Relationships with Parents and the Community

Module 12: Supporting Wellness and Well-Being

In accordance with the requirements set by the OCT, part two will consist of 125 hours divided as

72 hours face-to-Face instruction 

28 hours eLearning  

Practicum

The Leadership Inquiry Practicum (LIP) is a required component of the PQP. It is a collaborative inquiry guided by the Ontario Leadership Framework for Principals and Vice-principals. It is intended to provide an opportunity for candidates to facilitate a team in a leadership role working with students, staff, parents and the community.

The LIP must apply to a school setting and be mentored by a practising qualified principal or vice-principal. The duration of the LIP will be a minimum of 60 hours, of which 20 hours could be observation. Candidates identify a specific LIP informed by the PQP content and the Ontario Leadership Framework for Principals and Vice-Principals and a problem of practice in a school setting.

Candidates must develop a LIP proposal before being recommended for part one and successfully complete the LIP experience before being recommended for part 2.

Admission Requirements

PQP Part 1 Admission Requirements

  • A member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Teacher's certificate
  • An acceptable postsecondary degree
  • Qualifications in three divisions (one of which must be Intermediate)
  • Five years of successful classroom teaching experience in elementary or secondary education and one of:
  • Two specialists, or
  • One specialist and a half master's degree, or
  • A master's degree that required completion of at least 30 graduate postsecondary credits or their equivalent, or a doctorate, or
  • At least 30 graduate postsecondary credits or their equivalent

With the amendment to regulation 184 s44, candidates applying with a Master's degree or half Master's are required to submit a transcript of these courses to the OPC for evaluation to determine if the amended pre-requisites have been met. 

  • The graduate credits must have been granted by an institution authorized to grant an acceptable postsecondary degree and have been completed in addition to any credits required for initial certification. 
  • Honour specialist qualifications apply towards the specialist qualification requirement. 
  • Effective September 30, 2011, qualifications in three subjects from Schedule F is deemed to be equivalent to one specialist or honour specialist qualification for the purposes of admission into Principal's Qualification, Part 1. 
  • For detailed information on the Principal's Qualification admission requirements, please see Regulation 184/97 43-51 from the Education Statutes and Regulations of Ontario. 

If you have an outstanding qualification that is not posted on your OCT certificate, you will need to submit a Conditional Admission Form (for part 1 candidates) verifying completion of the outstanding qualification.

PQP Part 2 Admission Requirements

  • A member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers
  • Completion of PQP part 1

If you completed the PQP part 1 with another provider and your PQP part 1 qualification is not currently recorded on your OCT certificate, you will need to submit a Conditional Admission Form (for part 2 candidates) verifying completion of the PQP part 1. 

Course Fee

PQP Course Fee

PQP Part 1 

$990.00 (covers modules 1-6, includes $50 non-refundable registration fee)

Candidates may be eligible for a tax receipt

PQP Part 2

$990.00 (covers modules 7-12, includes $50 non-refundable registration fee)

Candidates may be eligible for a tax receipt

Late registrations may be subject to a $75.00 late fee. 

Upcoming Sessions 

PQP 1 - Fall 2019

Location Information

Please check the dates and times carefully, as they may differ between sites.

 Barrie

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Barrie Learning Centre, Bayfield Mall, 320 Bayfield Street, Barrie ON, L4M 3C1

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Registration Deadline: Saturday September 28, 2019

 Brampton

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, 10750 Chinguacousy Road, Brampton ON, L7A 2Z7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

 Brantford

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 1 - October 2 & October 5

Module 2 - October 16 & October 19

Module 3 - October 30 & November 2

Module 4 - November 13 & November 16

Module 5 - November 27  & November 30

Module 6 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Joseph Brant Learning Centre, 347 Erie Avenue, Brantford ON, N3S 2H7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Burlington 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Location address TBD. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Chesley

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 1 - October 2 & October 5

Module 2 - October 16 & October 19

Module 3 - October 30 & November 2

Module 4 - November 13 & November 16

Module 5 - November 27  & November 30

Module 6 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Bluewater Education Center, 351 1st Avenue North, Chesley ON, N0G 1L0

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Guelph 

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 1 - October 2 & October 5

Module 2 - October 16 & October 19

Module 3 - October 30 & November 2

Module 4 - November 13 & November 16

Module 5 - November 27  & November 30

Module 6 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Upper Grand District School Board, Board Office, 500 Victoria Road N, Guelph ON, N1E 6K2

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Hamilton 

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 1 - October 2 & October 5

Module 2 - October 16 & October 19

Module 3 - October 30 & November 2

Module 4 - November 13 & November 16

Module 5 - November 27  & November 30

Module 6 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Location address TBD. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Kingston 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Limestone District School Board, Education Centre, 220 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston ON, K7M 0G2

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Kitchener 

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 1 - October 2 & October 5

Module 2 - October 16 & October 19

Module 3 - October 30 & November 2

Module 4 - November 13 & November 16

Module 5 - November 27  & November 30

Module 6 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Chicopee Hills Public School, 300 Chicopee Hills Drive, Kitchener ON, N2A 0J6

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

London 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Wheable Adult Education Center, 70 Jacqueline St, London ON, N5Z 3P7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Newmarket 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Centre for Leadership & Learning, 300 Harry Walker Pkwy South, Newmarket ON, L3Y 8E2

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

North Bay

Dates and Times

Every Thursday from 4:00pm-8:00pm

Alternating Saturdays from 8:30am-12:30pm

Module 1 - September 26, October 3, October 5

Module 2 - October 10, October 17, October 19

Module 3 - October 24, October 31, November 2

Module 4 - November 7, November 14, November 16

Module 5 - November 21, November 28, November 30

Module 6 - December 5, December 12, December 14

Location Address

WJ Fricker Public School, 790 Norman Ave, North Bay ON, P1B 8C4

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 16, 2019

Ottawa 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Ave (W Hunt Club Rd), Ottawa ON, K2G 1W2

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Peterborough 

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 1 - October 2 & October 5

Module 2 - October 16 & October 19

Module 3 - October 30 & November 2

Module 4 - November 13 & November 16

Module 5 - November 27  & November 30

Module 6 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Crestwood Secondary School, 1885 Sherbrooke St W, Peterborough ON, K9J 6X4

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Algoma District School Board Office, 644 Albert Street East, Sault Ste. Marie ON, P6A 2K7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

St. Catharines 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

DSB Niagara Education Centre, 191 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 7P4

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Sudbury 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Northeastern Elementary School, 45 Spruce Street, Garson ON, P3L 1P8

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Toronto 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Location address TBD. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Whitby 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 1 - October 5 & October 6

Module 2 - October 19 & October 20

Module 3 - November 2 & November 3

Module 4 - November 16 & November 17

Module 5 - November 30 & December 1

Module 6 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Brooklin High School, 20 Carnwith Drive W, Brooklin ON, L1M 0K7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

PQP 2 - Fall 2019

Location Information

Please check the dates and times carefully, as they may differ between sites.

 Barrie

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Barrie Learning Centre, Bayfield Mall, 320 Bayfield Street, Barrie ON, L4M 3C1

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

 Brampton

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, 10750 Chinguacousy Road, Brampton ON, L7A 2Z7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Brantford

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 7 - October 2 & October 5

Module 8 - October 16 & October 19

Module 9 - October 30 & November 2

Module 10 - November 13 & November 16

Module 11 - November 27  & November 30

Module 12 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Joseph Brant Learning Centre, 347 Erie Avenue, Brantford ON, N3S 2H7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Burlington 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Location address TBD. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Guelph 

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 7 - October 2 & October 5

Module 8 - October 16 & October 19

Module 9 - October 30 & November 2

Module 10 - November 13 & November 16

Module 11 - November 27  & November 30

Module 12 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Orangeville District Secondary School, 22 Faulkner Street, Orangeville ON, L9W 2G7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Hamilton 

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 7 - October 2 & October 5

Module 8 - October 16 & October 19

Module 9 - October 30 & November 2

Module 10 - November 13 & November 16

Module 11 - November 27  & November 30

Module 12 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Location address TBD. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Kingston 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Limestone District School Board, Education Centre, 220 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston ON, K7M 0G2

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Kitchener 

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 7 - October 2 & October 5

Module 8 - October 16 & October 19

Module 9 - October 30 & November 2

Module 10 - November 13 & November 16

Module 11 - November 27  & November 30

Module 12 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Chicopee Hills Public School, 300 Chicopee Hills Drive, Kitchener ON, N2A 0J6

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

London 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Wheable Adult Education Center, 70 Jacqueline St, London ON, N5Z 3P7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Newmarket 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Centre for Leadership & Learning, 300 Harry Walker Pkwy South, Newmarket ON, L3Y 8E2

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Ottawa 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Confederation Education Centre, 1645 Woodroffe Ave (W Hunt Club Rd), Ottawa ON, K2G 1W2

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Peterborough 

Dates and Times

Wednesdays: 5:00pm-9:00pm & Saturdays: 8:00am-4:30pm

Module 7 - October 2 & October 5

Module 8 - October 16 & October 19

Module 9 - October 30 & November 2

Module 10 - November 13 & November 16

Module 11 - November 27  & November 30

Module 12 - December 11 & December 14

Location Address

Crestwood Secondary School, 1885 Sherbrooke St W, Peterborough ON, K9J 6X4

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Sault Ste. Marie 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Algoma District School Board Office, 644 Albert Street East, Sault Ste. Marie ON, P6A 2K7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

St. Catharines 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

DSB Niagara Education Centre, 191 Carlton Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 7P4

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Sudbury 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Lively District Secondary School, 265 5th Avenue, Lively ON, P3Y 1M4 

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Toronto 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Location address TBD. Please check the website frequently for updates.

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Whitby 

Dates and Times

Saturdays: 8:00am-4:00pm & Sundays: 8:00am-12:30pm

Module 7 - October 5 & October 6

Module 8 - October 19 & October 20

Module 9 - November 2 & November 3

Module 10 - November 16 & November 17

Module 11 - November 30 & December 1

Module 12 - December 14 & December 15

Location Address

Brooklin High School, 20 Carnwith Drive W, Brooklin ON, L1M 0K7

The location address may change. Please check the website frequently for updates. 

Registration Deadline

Saturday September 28, 2019

Register

Please make sure that you meet the admission requirements before registering for the course. A $50.00 non-refundable registration fee will apply.

If you have any questions, please email  pqp@principals.ca

Terms and Conditions

 Refund Policy
 

A full refund is available if you cancel 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 site is cancelled due to low enrollment (when applicable).

 Interpretation Services Terms and Conditions
The Ontario Principal’s Council (OPC) is committed to accommodating the individual needs of our Members, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code.  Once a candidate has registered and paid the applicable registration fees for a course, the OPC will contract with an interpretation service of its choosing and will cover the fees and expenses related to interpretation services in accordance with its contract arrangements with the interpreter.  The candidate is welcome to provide a list of preferred interpreters for us to consider, but OPC retains the discretion to choose the provider of these services.

As the OPC is required to comply with the cancellation policy specific to each independent interpreter, it will communicate the cancellation policy to the course candidate in writing. A candidate seeking to cancel their participation in an OPC course must comply with the interpreter’s cancellation policy and be respectful of the associated timelines. Candidates will be held responsible for cancellation fees applied as a result of missing timelines for cancellation.

OPC’s standard refund policy will also apply to all cancellations. 

Master's Dimension

The Master's Dimension (MD) program is available if you plan on completing the PQP part 1 and PQP part 2 through the OPC and want to pursue a Master's degree.

For more information visit our MD overview.

Required and Recommended Readings

Click here to view the PQP Part 1 and PQP Part 2 required and recommended reading list

Why should I take the PQP with the OPC?

  • OPC Members who took our PQP represent less than five per cent of the legal cases handled by our protective services team
  • Over 99 per cent of eligible principals and vice-principals in publicly funded schools in Ontario are OPC Members
  • Our Members represent elementary and secondary school leaders from across Ontario and operate within the ethical guidelines of the OCT
  • We follow the new OCT guidelines
  • We are the largest provider of PQP in Ontario
  • Our course prepares new principals and vice-principals for the realities and challenges of the job using adult learning principles
  • We hire practising principals as facilitators/mentors
  • We offer the PQP MD. Candidates who choose the MD may be awarded Master's level credits with Charles Stuart University, University of London College and University of Western Ontario
  • It provides a professional and person learning (PLN) network from across the province
  • You receive professional development support from the staff, legal issues, legal implications of decision making, school safety, school councils and performance appraisal
  • It provides an emotional intelligence inventory to give feedback to the candidates around the strengths and areas for growth as a school administrator
  • Case studies from the protective services team are included
  • Digital enabled learning is used to support candidates' professional learning
  • We are the organization that supports you from the very beginning to the conclusion of your administration career.