The Annual Practice Fee of $80 for Teaching Licences must be paid each year to maintain a valid teaching certificate in British Columbia.
During these challenging times, we want to ensure that no Annual Practice Fee goes accidentally unpaid by our members. Late payments and suspended licences cause much stress and increase the cost in obtaining a license. That is the last thing anyone needs these days.
If you receive pay on April 30th, $80 for your Annual Practice Fee will automatically be deducted by the VSB who will submit your fee directly to the Teacher Certification Branch. Please check your pay advice to ensure this fee has been deducted.
If you do not have a pay advice for April 30th, you will need to pay this fee directly. This fee must be received by May 31st to avoid a late payment fee. See below regarding payment.
In order to pay your fee, you must register with BCeID at: https://www.bceid.ca/. Register here first, then logout before logging back in at https://teacherregulation.gov.bc.ca/ to pay. If you are having difficulty logging in to either websites, call 604-660-6060.
If your fee is paid twice, you will be reimbursed for the extra payment. It will take some time, but you would be issued a cheque by the Ministry of Finance and this would be sent to your address on file via Canada Post.
Information regarding late payments:
If you pay your fee between June 1st and June 30th, you will be charged an $30 late fee for a total of $110. After June 30th, your certificate will be suspended and you will not be able to teach in BC.
If you pay your fee between July 1st and October 31st, you will be charged two late fees of $30 each for a total of $140 in order for you to become a valid certificate holder again and able to teach in BC.
As of November 1st, your certificate is cancelled for non-payment of fees. You would need to re-apply to teach in BC.
If you have any other questions regarding your annual fee, please contact the VSTA office.