Statistics about valid certified teachers

Number of Valid Certificate Holders in B.C.

These statistics reflect the current number of valid certificate holders. They do not capture applicants currently in the certification process.

Certificate Type Number as of September 9, 2021
Certificate of Qualification (COQ) 75,068
Independent School Teaching Certificate (ISTC) 1,920
COQ and ISTC 284
Total 77,272

​ Number of Valid Letter of Permission Holders in B.C.

Typically, the maximum validity period for a Letter of Permission (LOP) is one school year. Individuals who are issued a Letter of Permission must re-apply once the validity period has expired.

Certificate Type Number as of September 9, 2021
Letter of Permission – Public Schools 12
Letter of Permission – Independent Schools 181
Letter of Permission – First Nation Schools 0
Total 193