Start a new message in your phone's text messaging app, then:

  1. Enter the phone #  604-210-2048 (DO NOT PLACE A 1 IN FRONT OF 604)
  2. Enter you 7 digit SN#, only the 7 digits. (DO NOT PLACE ANY LETTERS IN THE MESSAGE FIELD)
  3. Your code will be sent to you within 10 seconds
  4. If you have not received your 5 digit code in 10 seconds, re-read steps 1-2 and try again.
  5. If you are still having issues, call the BCCSA at 604 636 3675 for assistance.

TCP RENEWAL COURSE (1-DAY):  Before you register for the 1-day TCP Renewal course you MUST obtain a valid 5-digit Authorization Code. To obtain your Authorization Code, please TEXT your 7-digit SN # (student number) to 604-210-2048 If you do not know SN # (student number), contact BCCSA at 604-636-3675 or 1-877-860-3675.

Note: There are no extensions to TCP expiry dates.

TCP Renewal Eligibility
  • You are eligible to renew if you hold a valid TCP record of completion
  • You have 12 months after expiry to complete a TCP Renewal course, however you cannot work as a TCP while your record of completion has expired
  • You have a valid Authorization Code

TCPs whose three year record of completion is about to expire must successfully renew.

The new 1-day TCP RENEWAL started on January 1st, 2019.


How will I find a course and where will course be held?
  • Renewal courses will be found using the same format to find a two day course. You can search for courses by city on the BCCSA website, and the TCP Course Schedule tab.
What will the cost be?
  • Costs will vary as set by training institutions or individual instructors based on facility rental fees and travel, etc.
How long is my record of completion good for?
  • Your record of completion is good for 3 years.
Do I have to take a 1 day TCP Renewal course once my card expires?
  • Yes, starting Jan. 1, 2019, the new 1 day TCP Renewal course is implemented, all TCPs wishing to renew their TCP card will be required to take the one day TCP Renewal course.
Will there still be an exam?
  • Yes, there will be an exam within the course.
Is there an alternative to the 1 day course?
  • All TCPs in the province of BC will be required to take the 1 day TCP Renewal course in order to renew their TCP record of completion.  The decision was finalized in 2016.
  • The option to take the 2 day training course instead of the 1 day TCP Renewal course will also be available.

To learn more about the TCP program, please contact our TCP Coordinator at or call 604.636.3675.