Information for Students
Choosing to pursue a post-secondary education is a big decision. And comparing the options can be difficult.
Once you have chosen your career focus, you can start to compare the various schools which offer the relevant programs.
Private career training institutions in BC enroll over 51,000 students each year. Programs range from sound and audio technicians to licensed practical nurses to commercial pilots.
In BC, private career training is regulated. Any private career institution offering a program with tuition of $1,000 or more and 40 hours or more in duration is required to register and adhere to basic education standards.
The Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) was created to carry out the important role of student protection in the private career training sector. It is committed to protecting student interests. Explore the website or contact us for more resources on how to be an informed student, get a list of registered and accredited institutions, and learn about how your tuition is protected.