Maintain your B.C. teaching certificate

Last updated: November 25, 2020

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Maintain your certificate

Update your account information

Update your contact information

Use Your Account to keep your contact information up to date

Pay your annual practice fee

Your annual practice fee must be paid by May 31 every year to maintain your teacher certificate

Get a criminal record check

Get a criminal record check

All educators who want to maintain their B.C. teacher certificate must authorize a criminal record check every five years

Upgrade or extend your certificate

Upgrade Your Certificate

Upgrade your teaching certificate

Depending on the type of certificate you have, you may be able to complete coursework or work experience to upgrade your certificate

Request an extension to your application

Extend your teaching certificate

You may be able to request an extension to the expiry date of your certificate


Prove, move or end your certification   

Request proof of certifiction

Request proof of certification

There are several different ways you can prove your B.C. teacher certificate is current

Moving to Another Jurisdiction

Moving out of British Columbia

Find out what you should do if you're moving to another province or country to teach

End your certification

End your certification

Ending your certification will mean you will no longer be able to teach in B.C.