Welcome to the Teacher Regulation Branch

The Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB), part of the Ministry of Education, was created to support the implementation of the Teachers Act, which came into force on January 9, 2012. The TRB provides operational support to the regulatory structure for the teaching profession in British Columbia.
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Certificate Holders: In order to keep your certificate valid and in good standing, your annual fee and any applicable late fee will need to be paid before 11:59pm PDT on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Please be aware that if you have not submitted your fees by this date and time, your certificate will be suspended and an additional late fee charge will apply.

Please note: Online fee payments will not be accepted between 12:01am PDT on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 and 9:00am on Monday, July 6, 2015.

Retain your Teaching Certificate

Pay your annual fee by using our secure online system.

Apply for a BC Teaching Certificate

Apply online for a teaching certificate that is valid for the BC kindergarten to grade 12 public and independent school systems.

Check a Teacher's Status / Online Registry

Search the online registry of certificate and letter of permission holders.

Criminal Record Checks for Certificate Holders

Find out if you need to authorize the five-year check.

British Columbia Teachers' Council

Discover more about its mandate and composition.

Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

Find out about the discipline process and how concerns about a certificate holder may be addressed.

Public Invitation to Apply for the Hearing Panel Pool

Interested in using your experience in conducting administrative hearings, and your understanding of the principles of administrative law and natural justice while serving on a hearing panel dealing with teacher regulation (or discipline) issues? Learn more about how to apply for this opportunity.