Become an Early Childhood Educator (ECE)
On February 17, 2022, new application packages replaced the previous forms on our website.
The ECE Registry will continue to receive applications that have been completed on the previous forms until May 1, 2022.
Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) play a critical role in providing education and care for young children. To work as an ECE or ECE Assistant in a licensed child care facility in B.C. you must be certified by the ECE Registry.
Learn about the certificate types and requirements, and how to become certified or renew your certificate.
Last updated: February 17, 2022
- Explore which ECE certificate you may qualify for based on your education and experience
Prepare and apply for certification
- Find your application pathway and apply based on where you completed your early childhood education training program
ECE profession in B.C.
Complaints and investigations
Validate a certificate
- Validate a certificate online with an ECE or ECE Assistant’s last name, certificate (registration) number and certificate expiry date
Contact the ECE Registry
PO Box 9961 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria, BC V8W 9R4
Duty to report
If you think a child is being abused or neglected, you have the legal duty to report your concern to a child welfare worker.
Phone 1-800-663-9122 any time.