Standards for Educators in BC

The Standards for Educators communicate to certificate holders, letter of permission holders and the public the work of educators - what they know, what they are able to do, and how they comport themselves as they serve the public. The standards outline the requirements of the profession and provide the foundation on which educators can grow, articulating both the values and characteristics that distinguish their work.

In order to be issued a teaching certificate, Section 30 of the Teachers Act requires that a person meet certain standards, in respect to a certificate of qualification or independent school teaching certificate. Applicants must also be of good moral character and otherwise fit and proper to be issued a certificate of qualification or an independent school teaching certificate.

There are two sets of standards for conduct and competency. The standards that apply to an educator depend on the type of certificate the educator holds: