The Private Training Act (PTA) and associated regulations set standards and requirements with which institutions must comply.
When institutions contravene the PTA or regulations, the registrar may use one or more of the following enforcement tools. Each of these tools has progressively more serious implications for institutions:
- Compliance orders (PTA, s.32)
- Administrative penalties (PTA, s.33)
- Suspension of a certificate (PTA, s.36)
- Cancellation of a certificate (PTA, s.37)
Institutions may request a reconsideration of certain decisions of the registrar, including a decision to suspend a certificate and a decision to impose an administrative penalty. Institutions may file an appeal to the commissioner of the registrar’s reconsideration decision and decision to cancel a certificate.
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Programs with a status of Approved have been reviewed and approved by the registrar and must meet established compliance standards. Students enrolled in programs with a status of Approved are eligible to submit a claim against the Student Tuition Protection Fund (the ‘Fund’).
Programs with a status of Does not require approval have not been reviewed or approved by the registrar. The Fund does not protect students at uncertified institutions or students in programs that do not require approval.
Note that some programs are regulated and may be approved or recognized by other regulatory authorities.
Please refer to the Be an Informed Student page for more information.