The Teacher Workforce Information System (TWINS) is Alberta Education’s teacher registry used for teacher certification. In addition to applying for certification, it offers many functions for Alberta certificated teachers and others to check information and request services.
By completing the request online, you may have your Letter of Authority re-issued. There is a fee of $25, payable through TWINS Teacher Self-Service.
Teachers who are currently certificated to teach in Alberta may request a duplicate certificate through TWINS Teacher Self-Service. There is $25 fee, payable online.
If you have changed your name, you must send in documentation that details all names that you have used for legal purposes through TWINS Teacher Self-Service. The following documents are acceptable forms of evidence:
If you received a teaching certificate in Alberta and wish to teach outside of Alberta, you may be required to provide a Statement of Standing as evidence that you hold or have held valid teaching authority in Alberta.
The Statement of Professional Standing shows:
A request for a Name Change or an Education Credential Change must be processed prior to a request for a Statement of Standing. If you have submitted a Name Change request, ensure evidence of the name change is sent to our office.
If you have submitted an Education Credential Change request, ensure official transcripts are sent to our office directly from the institution(s).
Your request will be queued for processing once payment has been received. The Statement of Professional Standing will be mailed directly to the Certification Office(s) that you identify in your request. A copy will also be sent to you for your records. There is a fee of $25 payable online through TWINS Teacher Self-Service.
TWINS requires complete and up to date information regarding your education credentials. You may verify and update this information through the TWINS Teacher Self-Service.
Transcripts are required to update your educational credentials and you will need to arrange to have official transcripts from the institution(s) where the credentials were earned sent directly to the Registrar at Alberta Education. You are responsible for making the request for transcript(s) from the institution(s).
Teachers and applicants can update their address, email address, and phone numbers online through TWINS Teacher Self-Service. Please review your contact information annually, and any time there is a change or you request a service from Alberta Education. Ensure that your employing school authority also has current contact information.
You are able to self-identify as First Nations, Métis and Inuit through TWINS Teacher Self-Service. The question is voluntary and responses remain confidential. You may add, remove or change your status at any time.
Alberta Education is collecting First Nations, Métis and Inuit identity information to:
This information will provide a baseline to measure the education system’s progress in attracting and retaining First Nations, Métis and Inuit people to the teaching profession. It will also help to identify gaps in the teacher workforce in Alberta and allow the education system to improve teacher workforce planning.
Personal information collected in TWINS is managed and protected by Alberta’s privacy laws, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), the School Act and Certification of Teachers Regulation. Data will be secured and protected by Alberta Education. School authorities and school staff will not be able to view the First Nations, Métis and Inuit indicator on a teacher’s record. Any reporting will be done on an aggregate basis only, such as for the province or a school authority as a whole; individual teachers will not be identified.
For further information or if you have any questions please contact: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education at (780) 427-3494.
Please note that the status of an application or service request is not available by telephone or email. Please allow for the minimum processing time
You can view the status of any application or service request you have submitted through TWINS Teacher Self-Service. You may also view a recommendation for teaching authority submitted on your behalf. Once your application is submitted, you are able to view your application and look for checklist items that have not yet been received. These items are required to complete your application.
Steps to view your application status:
All documents requested must be received before the application or service request will be processed.