Accreditation

Education Quality Assurance (EQA) is a quality assurance designation that identifies BC public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality assurance standards and offer consumer protection. EQA provides one standard provincial seal that can be recognized globally as a symbol of quality. The EQA seal allows students to easily identify which provincial institutions the government of BC recognizes as having met quality assurance standards and that offer consumer protection to learners.

The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations. PTIB is responsible for: Ensuring institutions meet the requirements and standards for certification, maintaining a Private Training Institution Directory of all certified institutions and the programs they provide, along with formerly certified institutions and providing student protection and overseeing the Student Tuition Protection Fund.

The TESL Canada teacher training program recognition process was set up to ensure that teachers have access to a certain standard of teacher education in Canada. This is for the benefit of the entire field—ESL learners, teachers, employers and programs. In addition, TESL Canada program recognition supports the TESL Canada professional certification process which ensures that applicants have taken teacher training programs that meet national professional standards.