56. A teaching permit may be issued to a person who, before 1 September 2008, successfully completed a teacher training program in general adult education listed in Schedule VII and
(1) meets the requirements of section 52 or 53; and
(2) has taught 800 hours in an institution referred to in section 17.
The permit is valid for 5 years. It may be renewed for 5-year periods, except in the case of a teaching permit of a person serving a second probationary period, which is renewed for 1 year.