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AQ/ABQ Courses

The Schulich School of Education at Nipissing University provides in-service education courses for teachers including: Additional Qualification (AQ) courses and Additional Basic Qualification (ABQ) courses.

​Important Dates

How to Apply

Winter/Spring 2018 Online Course Schedule

February 7th to April 27th, 2018
Registration opens on November 29, 2017

Future Course Offerings:

(May 23 to August 10, 2018)

(October 3 to December 21, 2018)

See HOW TO APPLY link (above left) for online registration instructions.

AQ/ABQ Subsidies

aq logoThe Ministry of Education, through the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF), is providing a subsidy of up to $450 to teachers who successfully complete additional qualifications courses in Mathematics and Kindergarten.

This subsidy applies to courses successfully completed on or after February 1, 2016.

If you registered for an AQ/ABQ course on or after May 1, 2015 or completed a course prior to February 1, 2016, you should be subsidized through application to your school board.

The subsidized courses are

  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 1
  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Part 2
  • Mathematics, Primary and Junior – Specialist
  • Mathematics, Grades 7 and 8
  • Mathematics, Intermediate/Senior (ABQ)
  • Mathematics, Honours Specialist
  • Any undergraduate mathematics course that is prerequisite to the AQ/ABQ courses listed above
  • Kindergarten, Part 1
  • Kindergarten, Part 2
  • Kindergarten, Specialist

Click on FAQs for more information on the programs and subsidies.

Please note: If you are an OECTA member and applying for a Math AQ/ABQ subsidy, your application will be handled by OECTA. Visit the OECTA website (

In order to receive a subsidy, OTF requires the following:

  • a completed application form – course must have been successfully completed on or after February 1, 2016; and
  • proof of successful course completion.

Ready to apply? Click on AQ Subsidies.


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