Annual Registration Fees



The annual registration fee is currently $85 plus GST ($89.25). The Board of Directors of the SPTRB will approve the 2023-2024 Annual Registration fee at their meeting in May 2023.

A hallmark of professional regulation is operational and financial independence. To ensure financial independence members of the profession provide the funds for the organization’s operations, typically through payment of an annual registration fee. As a member of a professionally regulated profession, each registered teacher is responsible for completing their annual registration and paying the associated registration fee or ensuring that their fee is paid on their behalf by their employer as per the Provincial Collective Agreement (if applicable).

To facilitate the registration process, we have included instructions below depending on your employment category and have posted answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) below.

Employment Situation

Contract Teachers (continuing, replacement, or temporary):
teachers employed full or part time by a school division, including out of scope employees whose employment positions requires teaching certificates; Annual Registration fees paid by employing school division.

Substitute Teachers: teachers who are on a school division substitute teacher list and have worked at least one day; Annual Registration fees paid by their employing school division.

All Other Teachers: teachers  who are not employed by one of the 27 publicly funded school divisions - this includes teachers employed by independent schools, First Nations, custody and care facilities, and post-secondary institutions (universities, polytechnics, regional colleges, etc.); Annual Registration fee paid by the registered teacher within 30 days of receipt of invoice from SPTRB in the fall.  Contact your employer to determine if reimbursement of the fee is something that they will cover.

2023-2024 Annual Registration Fee Payment Process (*NOTE CHANGES*)

  1. Annual Registration will open for the 2023-2024 school year on May 1, 2023. There is a new Registration Renewal form, so please read the instructions carefully!
    If your employment changes after you have registered for the school year, you must update your employment information via your Educator Profile.

  2.  You must be registered for the current school year PRIOR to your first day of employment to be considered current and in compliance with provincial legislation. If you anticipate that you will be employed during the 2023-2024 school year, please submit your Registration Renewal form no later than August 31, 2023, to ensure accurate reporting between the SPTRB and your employer, and avoid being issued an individual invoice.

  3. Registrants will NOT be required to pay at the time of registration if registering between May 1, 2023 and December 31, 2023.  If your first day of employment falls after December 31, 2023, thus you are registering for the current school year after January 1, 2024, you will be required to make payment of the registration fee in order to submit your renewal form and contact your employer to inquire about reimbursement.

  4. The School Divisions and the SPTRB will complete a reconciliation of educators and registration fees on a monthly basis during the Fall term. Anyone not reported to the SPTRB as 'employed by a Publicly Funded School Division' will be issued an individual invoice for payment within 30 days.  Those who are reported as employed, will have their Educator Profiles marked as having had their registration fee paid by employer (under the Receipts tab).

  5. You must have worked at least one day for your registration fee to be covered by employer.  

  6. If you are required to make payment via individual invoice, a receipt will be available for download/printing from your Educator Profile (under the Receipts tab). Failure to pay the invoice within 30 business days will result in your Registration Renewal being cancelled.


Certified Teachers Employed by Other Employers (Additional Information):

  1. If you are employed outside of the Publicly Funded School Divisions, please confirm with your employer if they require you to maintain a current Registration as part of your employment contract.  If yes, complete the Registration Renewal form annually.

  2. Individual invoices will be issued following the SPTRB/School Division reconciliation periods during the Fall term.  Watch your email (the one indicated on your SPTRB Educator Profile) for notification of issuance of your invoice.  If the invoice is not paid within 30 days, your registration will be cancelled.

  3. Once paid, a receipt will be available for download (under the Receipts tab) from your Educator Profile.

  4. Note: some 'Other Employers' participate in the registration fee reconciliation process along with the 27 School Divisions, and therefore no individual invoice will be issued to you during the year.  If you are an 'Other
    Employer' interested in learning more about the reconciliation/invoicing option for your organization/school, please email annualregistration@sptrb.ca for details.


Annual Registration Fee FAQs

The current price of the annual registration fee is $85 plus GST ($89.25). The SPTRB Board of Directors will approve the 2023-2024 annual registration fee at their meeting in May 2023.

A hallmark of professional regulation is operational and financial independence. To ensure financial independence members of the profession provide the funds for the organization’s operations, typically through payment of an annual registration fee.

As a member of a professionally regulated profession, each certified teacher is responsible for completing the Annual Registration Renewal form prior to their first day of employment in the school year, and for paying the associated registration fee (or ensuring it is paid as per the Provincial Collective Agreement, if applicable).

The SPTRB operational budget/expenses include wages/benefits for its employees, office space lease, IT and database, meeting expenses, and other expenses typical to a regulatory organization. Additional financial information can be found in the SPTRB annual report at www.sptrb.ca.

The Annual Registration fee is only tax deductible if it is not paid by your employer or if it is not reimbursed to you by your employer.

Registration fees are never pro-rated. The fee remains the same regardless of when you register during the school year.

A printable PDF receipt can be found via your Educator Profile, under the Receipts tab.

If your Annual Registration fee remains unpaid after 30 days of issuance of the invoice, your registration will be cancelled. You will be able to re-register if you are employed in a position requiring you to do so, but we encourage you to avoid this unnecessary step.

You will be issued an invoice after the registration reconciliation process is completed with the publicly funded school divisions.  You will have 30 days to pay the invoice.  If unpaid after 30 days, your registration will be cancelled and you would have to re-apply for Registration Renewal.  You must ensure you hold a current registration for the school year PRIOR to your first day of employment in order to be in compliance with provincial legislation.

Yes.  The SPTRB will work with the School Divisions to reconcile and collect payment of your registration fee.  

You must be registered for the school year P
RIOR to your first day back to work.  If you fail to register until after January 1, because you are not working in the fall term, you will be required to pay the annual registration fee when completing your registration renewal.  Reimbursement may be arranged through your employer (if applicable).

You received an invoice for your SPTRB Annual Registration fee because you registered for the 2023-2024 school year and were not reported as employed during the monthly reconciliation process with reporting employers during the fall term.

If you feel this was in error, please email the SPTRB at annualregistration@sptrb.ca and indicate the school division where you are employed (you must have worked at least one day for an employer to pay your registration fee). Please include your name and teacher’s certificate number. We will reach out to the indicated school division to determine why you were not included on their report.