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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.
For more information about PTIB accreditation, visit privatetraininginstitutions.gov.bc.ca.
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 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.
For more information about EQA designation, visit www.bceqa.ca.
Sprott Shaw College is a Citizenship Immigration Canada Designated Learning Institution. To apply for a study permit on or after June 1, 2014, you will need to include the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #), which is the number that begins with the letter “O”, on your application form. Our DLI# is O19278865162 and is registered with our Head Office in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.
For more information about the DLI, visit www.cic.gc.ca.
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.
For more information about NACC, visit www.nacc.ca.
The BC Career Colleges Association’s 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. BCCCA member schools adhere to a Code of Ethics and are committed to providing students with individual care and attention throughout their studies, and as they graduate and search for employment. The member schools believe in offering students an education and training experience that is satisfying, supportive and designed to provide the skills and knowledge that students need to find the job and/or career that they want.
For more information about the BCCCA, visit www.bccca.ca.