In British Columbia, private training institutions must be certified if they provide or offer to provide at least one career-related program with:

  • 40 hours or more of instructional time, and
  • Tuition of at least $4,000

Certified institutions are either:

  • Registered, meaning they meet the requirements to provide career-related programs, or
  • Designated or interim designated, meaning they meet additional requirements associated with a higher level of quality

The type of certification an institution holds is important because only designated institutions can: