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Registering for The Award

Congratulation for choosing to start your Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award! Your first step is completing the registration process.

There are two ways you can register:

Register Online:

This is the quickest way to get started on your Award!
Follow the link below to our automated online registration form.

  • Fill in the form online
  • For help choosing your Award level (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) and Participant type, please see the information below including age level and duration of activities for each level. Or, check out our how to register video
  • Pay the $50 registration fee by credit card
  • You will receive an email within 10 minutes with your Award materials, so you can start reading your Participant Handbook and recording activities in your Record Log Book right away.
  • Please note that the Online Record Book will not be available in BC & Yukon until September 2019.

Register online now!

 

Register by Mail/Fax/Scan:

Download the Registration Form at the link below.

  • Fill it out, print, and sign it.
  • For help choosing your Award level (Bronze, Silver, or Gold) and Participant type, please see the information below including age level and duration of activities for each level. Or, check out our how to register video
  • You can then mail it to our office with a cheque for the $50 registration fee.
  • Or, you can fax or email a scan of it to us and call our office to pay over the phone with a credit card.Fax: 250-385-1433 Scan: bcyk@dukeofed.org
  • Once we receive and process your registration form and payment, we will email you your Award materials including the Participant Handbook, and your Record Log Book. This process depends on the mail, and takes approximately 2-3 weeks.
  • You can still work on your Award while you wait for these materials, simply keep track of any Award activities you perform
  • Please note that the Online Record Book will not be available in BC & Yukon until September 2019.

Register with hard copy Registration Form

Registration Fee Sponsorships are available, please click for more information.

 

Registration Support Information

Don’t feel like reading the info below? – Watch our short Registration video for support and guidance.

 

Participant Type: Group or Independent

The Award can be completed in two ways: as a member of an Award Group (Unit), or as an Independent.

​Award Groups (Units) are set up within larger youth organizations, such as schools, community centers, Guides, Scouts or Cadets. Each Award Group (Unit) has a trained Award Leader who is responsible for mentoring and supporting Award Participants as they work towards their Award, including the registration process, choosing activities, confirmation of activities, and the Award submission process. Group Participants can also access resources on our website to support their Award experience.

Independents work towards their Award on their own or with friends. Independents use the resources available on our website while completing their Award. Around one quarter of Participants register for the Award as Independents. 

Whether a Group or Independent, all Participants can contact our office for support as well. We are here to help!

 

Age Requirements

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* If group members turn 14 between Sept 1 and Dec 31, they can start with their group at the beginning of the school year. However, they still need to be at least 14.5 before they can complete Bronze. This means the last activity performed towards your Bronze must occur on or after you turn 14.5 years old.

Participants can start at any level as long as they meet the minimum age requirement.

You are considered a “New Registrant” if this is the first time you are registering for a level of the Award.

You are a “Next-Level Registrant” if you have achieved at least one level of the Award previously.

Starting your first Award at the Silver or Gold level is known as “Direct Entry” meaning you chose not to do the earlier levels of the Award.

All activities must be completed by the Participant's 25th birthday.​

 

Registering for The Award

Welcome to The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Canada! Registering is the first step towards earning your Award.

For an overview of the Award requirements, please have a look at the
At A Glance Guide to Completing your Duke of Ed Award
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Once you have completed the registration process, go to our Do The Award page for information on choosing Award activities, filling in your Record Log Book, and planning your Adventurous Journey.