What is PTIB?
What is EQA?
What is EQA?
In British Columbia, 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.
What is means for the College
Active since 1976, and a non-profit organization since 1992, Éducacentre began providing, as of 2004, college degree programs to become «Collège Éducacentre College». Until now, programs and diplomas were offered in partnerships with institutions such as La Cité and Northern Lights College. Through the Accreditation procedure, Collège Éducacentre College can now develop its own college study programs, and has the flexibility to adjust, when required, its modes of delivery (face-to-face, hybrid or blended approach).
An Accreditation is delivered as a result of an extensive evaluation process, which includes among others the analysis of:
- Course contents
- Instructor qualifications
- Institutional policies
- Student records management
The designation from PTIB promotes a higher level in the college education field that requires the demonstration of more rigour and organizational structure, while favouring better recognition for the institution.