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Renew a compulsory trade Certificate of Qualification

To keep your Certificate of Qualification in a compulsory trade from expiring, you will need to renew it annually. Skilled Trades Ontario will send a renewal notice before the certificate expiry date.

The cost to renew your certificate is $60 + HST.

Certificates of Qualification issued in non-compulsory trades no longer have expiry dates and cannot be renewed.

  • Renewal payment options

    Pay online

    Log in to your Skilled Trades Ontario account and follow the steps to make your payment.

    Pay through a Canadian bank or credit union

    Pay in-person at your Canadian bank your credit union, via telephone or online banking.

    Add Skilled Trades Ontario as a payee, using your account number. Your Skilled Trades Ontario account number is the same as your membership number with the Ontario College of Trades.

    Pay by cheque (do not mail cash)

    Make cheque payable to ‘Skilled Trades Ontario’ and write your account number on the cheque. Your Skilled Trades Ontario account number is the same as your membership number with the Ontario College of Trades.

    Mail cheque and remittance stub from your Renewal Invoice to:
    Skilled Trades Ontario
    PO BOX 4003 STN A
    TORONTO ON M5W 0G5

    Pay by phone (Visa or Mastercard only)

    Call 647-847-3000 or 1-855-299-0028 (toll-free in Ontario only), Mon-Fri, 8:30 am-5:00 pm EST. Please have your account number and credit card ready. Your Skilled Trades Ontario account number is the same as your membership number with the Ontario College of Trades.

  • Exemptions related to renewals

    Individuals who, on March 26, 2013, held Ministry-issued Certificates of Qualification in the trade of Barber under the Apprenticeship and Certification Act, 1998 are exempt from paying Certificate of Qualification renewal fees.

 
Replace a Certificate of Qualification

Replacement Certificates of Qualification are available in both non-compulsory and compulsory trades with certifying exams.

To obtain a replacement Certificate of Qualification please contact us by phone at (647) 847-3000 or 1-855-299-0028 (toll-free within Ontario only), Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm EST.