When applying for ESL teaching jobs you might find that the employer or a government office requires additional authentication of your TESOL certificate. If this happens in your case, there are a few options for you to choose from. Firstly, it is possible to verify all our online TESOL course certificates via the Certificate Verification page on our website. Whoever wants to check your credentials can simply type in your certificate number and your name will pop up with the date of your course graduation. At ITTT our certificates are printed and shipped out from Thailand, which provides a second option which is to have a notarized copy of your certificate stamped and signed by a Thai Notary Public. For a fee of $45 you will receive the notarized copy along with your original TESOL certificate.
Our third option is to have a copy of your original TESOL certificate authenticated by the ITTT registrar and then have it countersigned by a Notary Public. With this option you will also receive the verified copy along with your original certificate for a fee of $95, which covers the registrar verification and Notary Public authentication. If a potential employer asks for additional authentication, make sure that you are clear on the type of verification they require to avoid any unnecessary expenses. While we are happy to arrange any of these options for you, the vast majority of graduates will not need to pay for any of these extra services.
TESOL Course Accreditation
Assuming you have taken some time to do a little research on TESOL course options, you will probably have come across course providers stating that their courses have been accredited by an external organization. This is generally a good sign as it means that this organization has taken a close look at the provider’s courses and decided they are good enough to receive their backing. For more information on this subject take a quick look at our FAQ: Which TESOL courses are accredited?
Planning a TESOL Course Schedule?
If your plan is to complete a TESOL course and then head overseas to teach English, you might be wondering how long it will take to get certified, find a suitable job, and actually start working abroad? For an overview of the potential timeline, have a read of our FAQ: How soon can I get TESOL certified and start teaching English abroad?
While you are on our FAQ Page you can also browse through over 200 other questions that are commonly asked by our trainees. You should find all the answers you need in straightforward and easy to understand English. Whatever questions you have regarding teaching English at home or abroad, ITTT has the answers to help you move forward.