Designations & Regulations

The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations.
First College is Designated by The Private Training Institutions Branch.



The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is available to public and private institutions in B.C. that meet or exceed quality assurance standards set by the province of B.C.
  First College is Designated by The Governance and Quality Assurance Branch Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Designated learning institution number (DLI #) O256618792847
For international students to apply for a study permit, you need an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution. A designated learning institution is a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students.



The BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry reviews and recognizes Health Care Assistant (HCA) programs in BC. 
First College is on the list of educational institutions that offer recognized Health Care Assistant (HCA) programs in British Columbia.

StudentAidBC helps with the cost of post-secondary education through student loans, grants, and scholarships.