Government of B.C.


Before you apply for an Independent School Teaching Certificate in British Columbia:


A non-expiring certificate that restricts to teaching within a B.C. independent Montessori or Waldorf school. The certificate can also:

  • Be restricted to Kindergarten, depending on the teaching program completed
  • Be issued for teaching in schools that operate under l’Agence pour l’Enseignement Français à l’Étranger (AEFE)


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 application fee for an Independent School Teaching Certificate is $245.

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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