Ministry of Advanced Education

Education Quality Assurance - EQA

Education Quality AssuranceThe Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation is British Columbia’s brand for quality post-secondary education. EQA is a voluntary mechanism available to all eligible post-secondary institutions in B.C.

The EQA designation is also used to promote B.C. as an education destination of choice and enables both domestic and international students to easily recognize institutions that meet or exceed quality assurance standards that government recognizes.

The Ministry of Advanced Education is responsible for establishing the EQA designation policy, determining whether an institution meets the criteria for EQA designation, and granting permission to use the EQA certification mark.

EQA Designated Institutions: Registry of EQA Designated Institutions

Apply for EQA

Note: All post-secondary institutions and language schools that accept international students on study permits are required to have the EQA designation in order to be on the "ISP Designated List." Further details are available on the International Student Program Designated List webpage.

Quality Assurance Framework Consultations

Find out more about system-wide discussions to strengthen and streamline quality assurance in BC's post-secondary education system.