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Child Care Licensing Regulation Changes

Effective January 1, 2012, sections of the Child Care Licensing Regulation that govern the Early Childhood Educator Registry were amended. The changes relate to both first time applications for and renewals of the ECE 5 Year Licence to Practice, Special Needs Licence to Practice, Infant Toddler Licence to Practice and the ECE Assistant Licence to Practice. The changes pertain to the:

  • 500 hours of work experience letters;
  • renewal requirements for expired licences to practice; and
  • good character requirement for special needs and infant toddler ECE licence to practice.

For further details please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document.

In order to be assessed for a licence to practice you must submit one of the following applications to the ECE Registry:

Mail application and supporting documentation to:

Early Childhood Educator Registry
Ministry of Children and Family Development
PO Box 9965 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria BC  V8W 9R4

When your application and all supporting documentation are received, it will be reviewed in the date order in which it was received. If you meet all requirements, a Licence to Practice Certificate will be issued to you by mail.

Additional Information

Please be advised that we are no longer able to provide status information on your application due to the volume of documentation received in our office on a daily basis. If your application does not include all required information you will receive a letter requesting the missing information. Upon submitting the outstanding documentation, your application will be processed in the date order in which the outstanding information was received.