Teaching in British Columbia

A great teacher has always been the key to outstanding learning experiences. Bring your skills to our diverse Kindergarten to Grade 12 school system as a B.C. certified educator.

Become a certified teacher

  • Learn about teaching certificates and the Letter of Permission
  • Review the requirements for each certificate
  • Understand the requirements for out-of-province teachers
  • Select a certificate application form
  • Understand the application process
  • Apply for a teaching certificate

Check on the status of your application

  • Log in to your account
  • Submit required documents
  • Understand the application process
  • Ask for a reconsideration of an outcome 
  • Re-apply if your teaching certificate was cancelled or expired 

Maintain your teaching certificate

  • Update your contact information
  • Pay your annual practice fee
  • Get a criminal record check
  • Upgrade or extend your teaching certificate
  • Request proof of certification
  • End your certification

Employer support

  • Employer log in
  • Letter of permission/teaching permit information
  • Registry and Status of Certified Teachers

Standards in teaching

  • Commissioner for Teacher Regulation
  • BC Teachers' Council
  • Independent School Teaching Certificate Standards Committee
  • Discipline Outcomes
  • Statistics about Valid Certified Teachers

Resources for teachers

  • Training, professional development, scholarships & bursaries 
  • Teaching tools
  • Curriculum & assessment
  • Premier's Awards for Excellence in Education
  • Learn Newsletter