Personal Education Number (PEN) for Information Administrators

The Personal Education Number (PEN) is a nine-digit number assigned to each student enrolled or registered with any; B.C. Early Learning (Strong Start program), Public or Independent school, B.C. Certified Offshore School, Yukon School, or public Post-Secondary Institution.

Once issued, the PEN follows the student through their B.C. education path from Early Learning, through K-12 and post-secondary enrollment. This number is used for multiple purposes including; the distribution of funding to schools, transition analysis between schools, districts and post-secondary education, exams and student reporting.


Help with PEN Web

Below you will find a selection of guides to help you through various aspects of using the PEN Web. For detailed instructions please view our step-by-step guide.