Do you really need TEFL in China certificate to teach English in China?

Although some schools in China may require only that you are a native speaker, most institutions prefer to hire teachers who have gone through training and have classroom experience. In an increasingly competitive environment, a TEFL in China certificate is one of the things an EFL teacher can apply toward the basic requirements of employment. In any case, a TEFL in China certificate listed on your resume would make a great difference between you and another native English speaker, and can increase your chances of working at a better school and/or receiving a higher salary.