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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Possible Mail Services Interruption: Canada Post is currently in negotiations with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Should an agreement not be reached, there is a possibility of a labour disruption affecting mail delivery in the late summer. Please be aware that mail being sent to or from the Teacher Regulation Branch may be delayed in reaching its destination.

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.


Retain your Teaching Certificate

Pay your annual practice fee by using our secure online system.

Keep your Teaching Certificate Valid

Authorize the mandatory five-year criminal record check.

Check a Teacher's Status on the Online Registry

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


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 role of the Commissioner and how concerns about the conduct or competence of a certificate holder may be addressed.

Making a Complaint about a Certificate Holder

Learn about the process for making a complaint to the Commissioner about teacher conduct or competence.

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.