The following documentation must be submitted to the TRU Admissions Office by email with your name, T-ID number, and program name in the subject line. Only documents submitted on the forms will be accepted.

Application checklist

  • Letter of introduction
  • Volunteer experience
  • Resume
  • Trades certificate
  • References
  • Transcripts

Letter of introduction

Outline the reasons you would like to become a teacher, why you have chosen the TRU BETT program and any information you feel is pertinent to your application.

Action: Fill out the form

Volunteer experience

Outline your experience with middle or high school aged students in group settings, preferably including 25 hours in a middle or high school classroom.

Action: Fill out the form


Include trades-related employment and work experience, with at least five years of journeyperson work and/or teaching experience in the last 10 years.

Action: Fill out the form

Trades certificate

Provide a copy of your SkilledTradesBC recognized Red Seal or Certificate of Qualification. If you have certification from another authority, you must first apply to SkilledTradesBC to receive an equivalency.

Action: Provide SkilledTradesBC certification


The two individuals providing you with a reference should have observed you working with groups of middle or high school students as you indicated in the volunteer experience form. After you apply, the Admissions Office will provide a reference form link for you to pass on to your two referees. Be sure to provide referees with your TRU ID number.

Action: Send Reference Report Form links provided by the Admissions Office to two referees


If applicable, submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended except TRU. Official transcripts must come directly from the issuing institution and include a translation to English if required. Final official transcripts must be submitted to no later than May 15 for the fall intake.

Action: Follow these instructions for submitting transcripts