Who we are
The Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB), part of the Ministry of Education, was created
as part of the implementation of the
Teachers Act, which came into force on January 9, 2012. The TRB works
to ensure that BC educators in the K-12 school systems meet and maintain the standards
of competence and conduct required to build and foster public trust and confidence.
As the operational arm of the regulatory structure, the TRB provides administrative
support to the
Commissioner for Teacher Regulation, the
BC Teachers’ Council and the
Disciplinary and Professional Conduct Board.
The work of the TRB includes:
- Assessing applicants for certification
- Evaluating teacher education programs
- Issuing teaching certificates, and
- Enforcing standards for certificate holders.
There are currently over 68,000 certified educators in BC. Certificate holders include
classroom teachers, vice-principals, principals, directors and superintendents in
the public and independent school systems in BC.