Fee Information for Graduates of a BC Teacher Education Program

The information in this section applies to you if you are completing or have recently completed a teacher education program at a BC university.

Non-refundable application fee

You will be required to pay a $245 non-refundable application fee to begin the application process. You will be directed to pay electronically with a credit card when submitting your application through the Applicants' Area. We cannot receive your application or create a file for you until the application fee is paid.

Annual fee

You must also pay an annual practice fee to receive your certificate. Once you are eligible for certification, you will be notified through email and directed to the Applicants' Area to pay your annual practice fee. For the first year that you are a certified teacher, you pay a pro-rated fee based on when you become a certified teacher. We will not issue your certificate until you have paid this fee.

Certificates issued June 1 - November 30


Certificates issued December 1 - March 31


Certificates issued April 1 - May 31


* Includes $40 pro-rated fee for the remainder of the current school year plus the full $80 annual fee for the following school year.

Once you are a certified teacher, you will need to ensure your annual practice fee is paid by May 31 each year to maintain a valid certificate. Please note that school boards and independent school authorities are required to deduct the annual fee from the pay of the certificate holders they employ. If you are not employed by a school board or independent school authority, you must pay the annual fee to keep your certificate valid.