• Designations & Regulatory Bodies

  • Designation & Regulatory Bodies



    The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations. First College is certified by the PTIB. This assures students that the college delivers education and training programs that meet and exceed high-quality educational standards and student protection. (Click here to see Kelowna Campus Certificate)



    The Education Quality Assurance (EQA) Designation enables students to easily see which post-secondary institutions the Government of BC recognizes as having met provincial quality assurance standards and offer consumer protection.



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

    First College is Designated institution from StudentAidBC. Students must attend a designated institution and be enrolled in an eligible program.


    International students intending to study in Canada for more than six months require a study permit.

    Study Permits are issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and application forms are available online or by paper.

    First College’s Designated Learning Institution (DLI) number is O256618792847 (the first character is the letter ‘O’).

    BC Care Aide & Community Health Worker Registry

    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.

    Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation


    The Registered Massage Therapy Program at First College has been awarded 3-year accreditation by CMTCA (Canadian Massage Therapy Council for Accreditation) on May 21, 2021.



    First College is a recognized institution by CELPIP Test Center to offer the CELPIP Preparation Program.

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