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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We are in the process of updating and redesigning the teacher regulation site. You can still access our online services during this time. Our new look will be available soon.

On February 26, 2018, the TRB merged the secure Certificate Holders' Area and the Applicants’ Area to create Your Account for applicants and certificate holders.

If you have a BCeID, you can log into Your Account here.

If you would like more information about BCeID and Your Account, you can learn more here.

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.

Reinstate your BC Teaching Certificate

Find out if you qualify for a reinstatement of your cancelled teaching certificate.

Retain your Teaching Certificate

Pay your annual practice fee by May 31 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.