BC Offshore Schools

As of September 1, 2013, all teachers employed in BC Offshore Schools are required, as per BC Offshore School Agreements, to hold a valid BC Certificate of Qualification (COQ). Independent School Teaching Certificates (ISTC), Letters of Permission (LOP) and Letters of Authorization (LOA) are not valid for teaching in BC Offshore Schools.

You must have completed a teacher education program to apply for a Certificate of Qualification. The application process is slightly different depending on whether you completed your teacher education program in BC, elsewhere in Canada or outside of Canada.


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