Become a British Columbia certified teacher
To teach in the public and independent school systems in B.C., educators need a teaching certificate.
Last updated: March 11, 2021
On this Page:
- Application process
- Choosing the right application
- Understanding the application process
- Apply from outside of B.C. or re-apply for certification
- Career paths in teaching
Start the application process to obtain a Certificate of Qualification, Independent School Teaching Certificate or a First Nations Language Teaching Certificate.
- Learn about the types and requirements for each teaching certificate
- Certificate of Qualification
- Independent School Teaching Certificate
- First Nations Language Teaching Certificate
- Understand in which schools or school systems the certificates can be used
- Learn about the Letter of Permission
Get started on a rewarding career as a British Columbia educator by applying for a teaching certificate.
Make a Future is one site to find hundreds of jobs in British Columbia's schools. This is a joint partnership between the Ministry of Education, public school boards and independent schools.
Learn more about the application process or ways you can get assistance with completing your application.
If you are unsure whether you meet the requirements for a particular certificate, try our Teaching Certificate Application Selection Tool.
The selection tool can help you better understand the certificate options that are available to you based on your education, work or life experience.
Find out how to apply for a teaching certificate in British Columbia if you are a teacher from another Canadian province/territory or country
Learn about the process for re-applying for a teaching certificate in British Columbia
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