Provincial Entities

Board of Examiners (Ministry of Municipal Affairs)

Board of Examiners (Ministry of Municipal Affairs)

Provincial Ministry
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: [email protected] or call 250 387-4085. 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:

Certification Program
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. 

Policy Documents:
There are four policy documents that accompany the new regulation. These documents are necessary to understand the requirements for certification. The documents are:
  • Policy 1: Core Courses Mandatory for Certification
  • Policy 2: Equivalent Experience in Another Jurisdiction
  • Policy 3: Professional Development Endorsement
  • Policy 4: Subject Areas Related to Local Government
Copies of these policies may be downloaded from the Board of Examiners website.

Scholarship Program:
The Board offers two scholarship programs, UBCM Commemorative and Jeff McKelvey, that are available to eligible local government employees who wish to work towards certification or upgrade their professional skills. 
Mail: PO Box 9845 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, BC, V8W 9T2
Street: 4th Floor, 800 Johnson Street
Phone: 250 387-4085
 [email protected]

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