Fee Information for Graduates of a BC Teacher Education Program
You must pay a non-refundable application fee to begin the application process. If
you are eligible for a certificate, you will also need to pay your annual fee
to receive your certificate.
Non-refundable application fee
Please include your payment of $245 with your application
form if you are submitting a paper-based application. Online applicants will be required
to pay electronically before we accept your application. We cannot create a file for you
until the application fee is paid.
You must also pay an annual fee of $80 to receive your certificate.
Once you are a certified teacher, you will need to pay the annual fee by May 31
each year to maintain a valid certificate. Please note that boards and authorities are required to
deduct the annual fee from the certificate holders they employ.
You must also pay an annual fee to keep your certificate valid. 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.
If you qualify for a certificate, we will notify you in writing to tell you how
much you must pay for your annual fee.
You can pay by personal cheque, money order or bank draft payable to the Minister of Finance and send
it to the Ministry of Education Teacher Regulation Branch.
You can also pay by Visa, MasterCard or American Express by completing the credit
card authorization portion on page 1 of the Application for Teacher's Certificate
of Qualification Form or online if using the online application process.
Please note: credit card data should not be emailed.