Welcome to the Teacher Regulation Branch

The Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB), part of the Ministry of Education, was created to support the implementation of the Teachers Act, which came into force on January 9, 2012. The TRB provides operational support to the regulatory structure for the teaching profession in British Columbia.
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Retain your Teaching Certificate

Pay your annual fee by using our secure online system.

Apply for a BC Teaching Certificate

Apply online for a teaching certificate that is valid for the BC kindergarten to grade 12 public and independent school systems.

Check a Teacher's Status / Online Registry

Search the online registry of certificate and letter of permission holders.

Criminal Record Checks for Certificate Holders

Find out if you need to authorize the five-year check.

British Columbia Teachers' Council

Discover more about its composition and its mandate to set standards for teacher education programs and for applicants and educators in British Columbia.

Commissioner for Teacher Regulation

Find out about the discipline process and how concerns about a certificate holder may be addressed.

Public Invitation to Apply for the Hearing Panel Pool

Interested in using your experience in conducting administrative hearings, and your understanding of the principles of administrative law and natural justice while serving on a hearing panel dealing with teacher regulation (or discipline) issues? Learn more about how to apply for this opportunity.