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

  1. Enter the phone #  604-229-5984 (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.
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NEW: TCP REQUALIFICATION COURSE (1-DAY):  Before you register for the 1-day TCP Requalification course you MUST obtain a valid 5-digit Authorization Code. To obtain your Authorization Code, please TEXT your 7-digit SN # (student number) to 604-229-5984 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.

Requalification Eligibility
  • You are eligible to requalify if you hold a valid TCP certificate
  • You have 12 months after expiry to complete a requalification course, however you cannot work as a TCP while your certificate is expired
  • You have a valid Authorization Code

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

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


How will I find a course and where will course be held?
  • Requalification 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 requalification certification good for?
  • Your requalification certification is good for 3 years.
Do I have to take a 1 day course once my card expires?
  • Yes, starting Jan. 1, 2019, the new 1 day requalification course is implemented, all TCPs wishing to renew their TCP card will be required to take the one day requalification 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 requalification course in order to renew their TCP certificate.  The decision was finalized in 2016.
  • The option to take the 2 day training course instead of the 1 day requalification will also be available.

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