Apply for an Appointment as a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits

You may request appointment as a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits by completing the application instructions below. A person applying to renew an existing appointment must follow the same application process. Applications with incomplete, illegible or missing information will be declined.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete the Application Form to Request an Appointment: complete all sections and provide detailed information on the purpose of the appointment in the space provided.
  2. Read the Information and Instruction Guide: the guide contains important information on the roles and responsibilities of a commissioner and will assist you in preparing for the examination.
  3. Take the Examination for Commissioner for Taking Affidavits: the examination ensures that applicants understand the scope of a commissioner’s authority and how to perform these duties properly. You must successfully complete the examination for an appointment to be granted.
  4. Provide payment of the appointment fee (if required): a cheque or money order for $50, made payable to the Minister of Finance, is required for an appointment to be granted. Payment is not required if you are an officer or employee of: the government of British Columbia or Canada; a municipality; a regional district or the trust council; a treaty First Nation; the Nisga’a Nation or a Nisga’a Village; or a veterans’ organization. These officers and employees may email their application and examination to the Order in Council Administration Office
  5. Mail the application package: send the completed application form, examination, and payment to:

Commissioners for Taking Affidavits Program
Order in Council Administration Office
Ministry of Attorney General
P.O. Box 9280 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C.  V8W 9J7

Allow 8 weeks for application processing.