Certification process - British Columbia


An application form must be sent with an official transcript, character or competency reference and proof of 500 hours work experience (for ECE 5-year) to the Early Childhood Registry.  Applications may be made online or by mail using a paper application.  See the application forms available on the website.

The process takes approximately 2-4 weeks and there is no fee to apply for certification.

There are no residency requirements for certification.

Note: In cases where an applicant has received training more than 10 years ago, they are required to demonstrate currency through proof of work experience and professional development.  In the event that they have not remained current (i.e., they have not worked in the field for 10 years or done any training), they are referred to their local training institution to have their training assessed and to complete additional course-work.