Professional Qualifying Program (PQP)


Contact PQP Admissions
Phone: 778-782-8974


The Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University (SFU), in collaboration with the Teacher Regulation Branch of the BC Ministry of Education (formerly known as the British Columbia College of Teachers) has developed the Professional Qualification Program (PQP). The PQP is designed to orient foreign-trained teachers to the cultural, social, and political contexts of BC schools through a combination of seminar and in-school experiences. It is a 12-month, full-time program based at the Surrey campus.

The PQP has been approved by the TRB and meets their familiarization and updating requirements. This program has been specifically developed for individuals with previous teaching experience and qualifications from outside Canada. Applicants to the PQP are foreign-trained teachers who have been evaluated by the TRB and have been recommended to complete the Professional Qualification Program at SFU.

The PQP is offered every two years. The next PQP starts in January 2018 and the application deadline for this program is March 31, 2017.