About the Board


Promoting Fair, Responsive and Accountable Administrative Decision Making in British Columbia.


The mission of the Skilled Trades BC Appeal Board (STBCAB) is to provide individuals affected by decisions of the Industry Training Authority with reasonable access to a timely and responsive process for reviewing registration and credentialing determinations that results in fair and impartial appeal decisions.


The STBCAB is an independent quasi-judicial administrative tribunal that hears appeals under section 45 of the Skilled Trades BC Act.

The Board’s fundamental purpose is to provide a specialized independent, accessible and cost-effective forum for the hearing of appeals from decisions of the Skilled Trades BC regarding trainees and industry training credentials.

Decisions made under the Act must balance the need to meet industry training needs and the need to ensure fair process for individual trainees.

The Board measures its performance and successes primarily according to its ability to deliver its appeal mandate in a specialized, independent, accessible and cost effective way.  Inherent in this are the following key elements of performance success:

  • Board staff see themselves as a critical part of the Board’s public service function;
  • Appellants receive meaningful procedural assistance before the hearing;
  • Parties receive a fair hearing from the Board as well as a decision which is lawful and reasoned; and
  • The community of trainees and those seeking an award or recognition of credentials understand their rights to appeal and regard the Board as a credible forum for the resolution of their grievances.