Originally Posted by CatMandoo
If you go to this website, and find the Egypt contact information, you will be able to be certified here in about 6 months taking a course every Saturday. The man you want to speak to in Cairo is Tim Momen. He will help you with everything.
I was also told that as long as you are enrolled in the course, you can begin teaching, if you so wish. This information comes from the director at an Alexandria International School.
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Wow, wow, WOW.
That's an alternate method for certification, which is not unusual in order to get highly qualified professionals into education.
Completely legitimate, and should be sufficient for work permit purposes.