Who we are
The current system for teacher certification, regulation and discipline came into
force on January 9, 2012 with the implementation of the Teachers Act. The
Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB), part of the Ministry of Education, was created
as part of the implementation. The regulatory structure works to ensure that educators
in the K-12 school systems in British Columbia 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 Director of
Commissioner for Teacher Regulation, the
BC Teachers' Council and the
Disciplinary and Professional Conduct Board.
Read an overview of the regulatory structure.
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.