Getting your Personal Education Number (PEN)

Having your PEN allows you to access services such as ordering transcripts

Before you start

Due to COVID-19, please follow your school/district's protocols for contacting them during this time. 


Fastest Way to Find Your PEN for

Current B.C. K-12 Students

Parents or Guardians of Current Students

Former B.C. K-12 Students

Your PEN can also be found on student documents, such as transcripts and report cards, or through the Family Portal on MyEducation BC 

Applying to Post-secondary Institutions & PEN

  • Having your PEN can make applying to university or college easier, however it is not essential 
  • If you are applying to an institution in B.C. from outside the province, they will request a PEN for you

An institution cannot deny or delay your application if you do not provide your PEN. 


Your PEN is a nine-digit number assigned to you when you entered our school system. Your school student ID will not work. 

You may have a PEN if you:

  • Attended a B.C. K-12 school since 1993
  • Wrote a provincial exam since 1986 or 
  • Attended a B.C. Public Post-Secondary Institution since 1998

You can use your PEN to:

  • View or order your secondary school transcript
  • Send your secondary school transcripts to post-secondary institutions
  • Order your graduation certificate
  • View your scholarships
  • View your provincial exam or graduation assessment results


Before you log into GetMyPEN you must set up the BC Services Card app or register for a Basic BCeID. If you have already set up the BC Services Card app, or BCeID, you can login to GetMyPEN.

Log into GetMyPEN with your BC Services Card

The BC Services Card app allows you to prove who you are when accessing online government services.
Not set up yet? Learn how to set up the BC Services Card app

Log into GetMyPEN with your BCeID

A BCeID account provides secure access to online government services.                                             
Don't have a BCeID? Register for a BCeID

Contact information

For more information about PEN, contact the PEN Coordinator