CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) is a first-of-its-kind national competition for teachers and also the first step towards the CENTA Certificates. Join fellow teachers in seven cities across the country to compete in the first edition of TPO. TPO 2015 is supported by The Hindu, HCL, Varkey Foundation and Kaizen.

TPO 2015 is based on the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) Standards, a set of well-defined competencies for teachers. TPO 2015 will cover a subset of the CENTA Standards, and interested teachers and teacher candidates can go through the practical components post the TPO, to attain the full CENTA Certificates. 
Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) offers Level 1, 2 and 3 Certificates for new, experienced and senior teachers respectively, aiming to create a career path and opportunities for teachers, and serving as a pointer for schools in their recruiting and professional development efforts.

CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) 2015 is open for all residents of India, who are:

  • At least 18 years of age as on the date of TPO
  • A graduate in any discipline OR a diploma holder in Education.

TPO is primarily intended for teaching professionals at the school level; i.e. school teachers, supplemental teachers at school level, and B.Ed./D.Ed./other teaching student/graduate entering the profession. However, anyone who is interested in understanding his or her own teaching competencies is welcome to participate, as long the two criteria above are met. This could include fellows and volunteers involved in teaching, parents involved with their children’s education and others exploring this interest. Please note that many of the prizes will be restricted to teaching professionals, both current and those entering the profession. However, everyone who participates will get both a rank and a personalized confidential report. 

Apply online.

Registration is a simple 4-step online process:

(1) Personal details (after which you will get an application number for login) 

(2) Professional details

(3) Test details

(4) Payment of fee (which can be done online or physically)


Please contact our Helpline number 8032558796 between 10.00 AM and 05.00 PM, Monday to Friday, other than official holidays. The Helpline email address is TPO-Helpdesk@centa.org

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