BC Child Care Licensing Act

Responsible Adult Training Requirements for Employment 

Responsible Adult Qualifications in BC


The law in British Columbia requires that individuals working in licensed child care facilities be at least 19 years of age and be able to provide care and mature guidance to children.

Individuals need to have at least 20 hours of training in child development, guidance, health and safety or nutrition. This training can be a course, or a combination of courses that add up to 20 hours of training.

Please visit the BC Laws website to learn more about this legislation – Part 3, Division 2, Section 29

BC Licensing Standards for Responsible Adults


Child Care Licensing Regulation

Our Responsible Adult Course meets licensing requirements and qualifies participants to work with children in:

● school age group child care (licensed)

● occasional child care (licensed)

● as a replacement (substitute/casual on call) for ECE assistants (for less than 30 days) in a licensed group child care centre or preschool.

Other employment possibilities may include casual family drop-in programs, family child care assistants, starting your own home based daycare, or other child and family related positions such as a nanny or babysitter.