Virtual ID cards are Bow Valley College's preferred solution and valid for all College services.

Plastic cards will be issued only to students without a smartphone and to
School of Health & Wellness students with an off-campus clinical placement.
You must show student ID or proof of enrolment to enter our campuses.

A student ID card is your proof of identity as a student. It shows your name, program, picture, and ID number. Your ID allows you to access to campus services such as the RGO Library, booking with advisors, the bookstore, and more.

Student ID cards are issued as a PDF you can display on your smartphone, tablet, or print out.

How do I...?

Upload a piece of government photo ID and a clear photo of your face to get your ID card by email!

Log into MyBVC and request my card now

Your picture should be:

  • A clear, straight-on picture of your face (not at an angle)
  • Show your full shoulders to the top of your head
  • Have a plain background (like a wall or curtain)
  • Match your day-to-day appearance
  • Not be retouched or filtered
  • Not have anyone else in the photo
  • Not be wearing sunglasses

Your government photo ID should be:

  • A driving license from a Canadian province or US state
  • Canadian permanent resident, First Nations status, citizenship, firearms, or military ID card
  • The photo page from your passport, or
  • An Alberta non-driver's license card
You will receive your student ID card within 5 - 10 business days after submitting your request form. 

If you prefer a personal touch or you don't have a smartphone or tablet, we can take your photo and issue you a virtual ID card in person.


   Office of the Registrar (Front Counter)
   South Campus, Ground Floor

   Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
   Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
   Closed weekends and holidays

Plastic ID cards can be issued to individuals without a smartphone or tablet.

Yes! As long as the card is not expired (look at the "valid" date on the bottom), your ID card is still active.

If it is expired and you are still an active student, request a new ID card.

If your card is still valid but you prefer to update it with the new logo, a replacement fee of $10 will be charged. 

No! Your virtual ID card is valid for campus security and for all campus services.

Your virtual ID card can be displayed on your smartphone or tablet, or printed out and carried with you.

The College will issue plastic ID card for students without a smartphone/tablet and students in School of Health & Wellness clinical placements.


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