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If you intend to work in the BC public school system you must apply and provide supporting documentation separately to both the Teacher Qualification Service and the Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB).  We recommend that you apply to both organizations at the same time.

Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) -- Places teachers in the BC public school system into a category for pay purposes based only on their education.  Teaching experience is considered by the school district that hires you.

Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB) -- Certifies teachers for both the BC public school system and the BC independent school system.  All questions related to teacher certification must be directed to the Teacher Regulation Branch:  https://teacherregulation.gov.bc.ca/

Established in 1969, the British Columbia Teacher Qualification Service (TQS) is an entity jointly supported by the BC School Trustees Association and the BC Teachers' Federation.  The primary function of the TQS is to assist teachers and their employing school boards in establishing the qualifications of teachers for salary purposes.  The TQS only administers cards for current or prospective teachers of the public school system.

The TQS is a small, but efficient office.  A staff of four combines their energies to process over four thousand applications annually.

The staff consists of:

  • Director of Evaluation, Carl Post
  • Evaluator, Burt Deeter
  • Senior Office Assistant, Maria Martins
  • Office Assistant, Hanna Mulatu

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