Government of B.C.


Before you apply for a teaching Certificate of Qualification in British Columbia:


A Certificate of Qualification is required for educators who work at:

  • B.C. public schools, including full-time, part-time and on-call teachers
  • Schools that are part of the First Nations Schools Association

This type of certificate can also be used to teach at B.C. independent, First Nations or offshore schools.


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 Fees

Application fees for Certificates of Qualification are based on where you took your teacher education program:

  • At a B.C. or Canadian university: $245
  • Outside of Canada: $395

Please Note:

  • Applications cannot be processed until the fee is paid
  • Application fees are non-refundable
  • Pay when you submit your application in your account by using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Visa Debit or Debit Mastercard. You can also use pre-paid Visa or Mastercard


Contact us Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

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