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 clients 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)
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’).
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.
The Massage Therapy Program at First College has been granted Preliminary Accreditation, the first step in the CMTCA accreditation process. Following a site visit to verify compliance with the standards, CMTCA will issue a final accreditation decision.
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