Learning & Education

The BC Public Service is committed to the career success of its employees. One of the many benefits of working for this award-winning employer is the variety of training and learning opportunities—formal, informal, and experiential. Formal learning is supported through on-line and province-wide face-to-face training courses on topics that include project management, supervisory and leadership development, healthy living, procurement and finance.

Employees can get complete details on all corporate courses and resources available by going to Learning in the BC Public ServiceRestricted Access. To register or search for a course, go directly to the Learning SystemRestricted Access. If you're a B.C. government employee, but don't have an IDIR, please contact the BC Public Service Agency for help.

Learn everything you need to know about Learning System ResourcesRestricted Access. There's information for the roles of All EmployeesRestricted Access, Managers & SupervisorsRestricted Access and Learning AdministratorsRestricted Access. If you have any questions, send a request to AskMyHRRestricted Access.

Programs

Financial Management Certificate Program

The Financial Management Certificate Program (FMCP) is administered and sponsored by the Office of the Comptroller General and supported by the Learning Centre. The program provides a course of studies for government employees which:

  • Provides training in the government system of financial management and control
  • Encourages and recognizes upgrading of professional accounting qualifications
  • Establishes a recognized paraprofessional standard for junior and intermediate financial and audit officer positions

Learn more information about the FMCP.

Supervising in the BC Public Service (SBCPS)

Supervising in the BC Public Service (SBCPS) is a four-month certificate program for aspiring and experienced supervisors to apply best practices in core operational responsibilities and the BC Public Service Accountability Framework for Human Resource Management. This program replaces the Supervisor Development Certificate (SDC).

 For further information, please visit the SBCPS websiteRestricted Access.

Pacific Leaders Program

Through scholarships and loan forgiveness, we invest in our public service by supporting the education and growth of talented and dedicated staff. Pacific Leaders strengthens the public service’s contribution to our province and sharpens our competitive edge to recruit and retain high-calibre employees.

British Columbia Information Privacy Certificate Program

The British Columbia Information Privacy Certificate Program (BCIP) offers comprehensive privacy training designed specifically for the provincial public sector. It’s for employees committed to protecting privacy and those preparing for a career in information privacy. Employees who want a better understanding of how privacy and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) impacts their work will also benefit.

For more information and to learn how to register, visit the British Columbia Information Privacy Certificate Program.

Safety, Health & Well-being

Employee health and safety are essential to a strong BC Public Service. Learn how to create and maintain a safe work environment and explore resources to help you increase your overall health and well-being. Supervisors may access Early Intervention and Return to Work eLearning Series courses related to supporting employees who have an illness or injury to stay at work or return to work as soon as possible after a period of illness or injury.