The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is British Columbia’s brand for quality post-secondary education. EQA is a voluntary mechanism available to all eligible post-secondary institutions in B.C. EQA provides one standard provincial seal that can be recognized globally as symbol of quality. This 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.
EduCanada is a brand that supports the international education offer of Canadian provinces and territories. The EduCanada brand is the result of collaboration between the provinces and territories through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), and Global Affairs Canada. It is a protected trademark of the Government of Canada and is subject to a Master Licence Agreement between the parties.
Established in 1896 the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) continues to serve its members and support students of career colleges. The NACC acts as an umbrella organization for its affiliated provincial career college associations. All NACC members meet the highest regulatory standards, ensuring the best possible education for its students.
AHLEI's mission is to be the preferred provider of quality resources to educate, develop, and certify hospitality students and professionals worldwide.
The BC Career Colleges Association was established in 1977 to promote and support post secondary schools, stakeholders, students and all interested parties involved in private post-secondary education and training in BC. The aim is to ensure that the private education and training industry is recognized for the high level of service delivery, commitment to quality, and student satisfaction that the sector delivers to the consumers.