Government of B.C.


A First Nations Language Teacher Certificate is for teachers who are proficient First Nations language speakers and have been recommended by a First Nations Language Authority.

The First Nation Language Authority plays an important role in the certification of First Nations language and culture teachers in British Columbia as they testify to an individual applicant’s fluency and proficiency in a language or dialect and culture. 


To apply for the First Nations Language Teaching Certificate you must:


Register for a BCeID to create your teacher certification account

If you do not have a BCeID you will need to create one for secure access to Your Account.
Inside your Your Account you can 

  • Submit an application
  • Check on the status of your application
  • Pay your annual fee and more...

Log in to your teacher certification account

If you have a BCeID or you have started an application you can log in to check on the progress of your application.

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee for a First Nations Language Teacher Certificate is $245.

Please Note:

  • Applications cannot be processed until the fee is paid
  • Application fees are non-refundable
  • Pay using a credit card when you submit your application in Your Account


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