Your annual fee must be paid by May 31 to retain a valid BC Ministry of Education
certificate. The Teacher Regulation Branch will charge you a late fee of $30 for
a payment that is received between June 1 and 30.
If your annual fee continues to be outstanding after June 30, your certificate will
be suspended and an additional late fee of $30 becomes due and payable for a total
We will cancel your certificate if you do not pay your annual fee by October 31.
If your certificate is cancelled, you will have to apply for a new certificate under
the certification requirements in place at that time.
The annual fee is $80. Find more information about the requirement to pay the annual
fee in the Annual
- Payroll Deduction: The Teachers Act requires that boards and authorities
deduct the fee from certificate holders they employ. For certificate holders employed
in these systems, there is no need to submit a fee.
- Pay online via credit card: visit the
Certificate Holders' Area to pay online. Note: Credit card data should not be
- Other payment method: Pay by cheque, made payable to the Minister of Finance
- please include your certificate number on the back of the cheque and bring or
mail it to the Teacher Regulation Branch. Post-dated cheques will not be accepted.
Annual fee notice mailed and online fee payment available.
Last day to pay annual fee without penalty.
Last day to pay annual fee with a late fee but without suspension.
Certificate suspended for non-payment of fees. Renewal of certificate requires
payment of the annual fee and two late fees of $30 each for a total of $140 payable
until October 31.
Certificate cancelled for non-payment of fees. Completion of the application
and evaluation process will be required for a new certificate.
Income Tax Receipts
- Payroll Deduction: If your employer deducts the annual fee from your pay,
this amount will show on your T4 slip. A tax receipt will not be available to you
through the Certificate Holders' Area.
- Payment Directly to the TRB: If you pay your annual fee directly to the Teacher
Regulation Branch, you will be able to print your tax receipt from the
Certificate Holders' Area.