Board of Examiners
The Board of Examiners recognizes and supports the work of local government employees. Its principal goal is to improve the professional skills of British Columbia's local government employees. The board achieves this goal through certification and scholarship programs.
The Board of Examiners is a statutory body established under the Local Government Act. The three member Board is appointed by Cabinet with a representative from the:
If you wish to discuss the qualifications for certification or any other matter pertaining to the Board, email the Administrator at: BCBoardofExaminers@gov.bc.ca or send a fax to 250 387-7972. Certification and scholarship information and application forms, as well as the Board's Regulation and Policy Documents, can be found on the Board's website at: www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/gov_structure/board_examiners/index.htm.
The Board recognizes the professional standing of local government employees through granting them certification. The Board awards certificates to local government employees who have satisfied the educational and work experience criteria, as set out by the Board’s Regulation.
Four categories of certification are available under the Local Government Employees Certification Regulation (BC Reg 324/2005). Certificates may be awarded to individuals in municipalities, the City of Vancouver, regional districts and improvement districts in British Columbia. The four certificates are: Certificate in Local Government Service Delivery; Certificate in Local Government Administration; Certificate in Local Government Statutory Administration; and Certificate in Local Government Executive Management.
There are four policy documents that accompany the new regulation. These documents are necessary in order to understand all of the requirements for certification. The documents are:
Policy Regarding Core Courses
Policy Regarding Equivalent Experience in Another Jurisdiction
Policy Regarding Professional Development Endorsement
Policy Regarding Subject Areas Related to Local Government
Copies of these policies may be downloaded from the Board of Examiners web page.
The Board is also responsible for issuing scholarship awards to eligible local government employees who wish to work towards certification or upgrade their professional skills.