Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology
Education Quality Assurance - EQA
Education Quality Assurance (EQA) 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 quality assurance standards that government recognizes.
The Ministry is responsible for setting acceptable quality assurance standards for designation and for establishing and determining policy relating to EQA. The Ministry is also responsible for determining whether an institution will be granted or maintain the EQA designation, including permission to use the EQA certification mark.
A copy of the Ministry’s EQA Policy & Procedures Manual, which sets out the policy framework for EQA designation is posted here [PDF].
Further information on the EQA application process and registry of EQA designated institutions can be found at the BC Council for International Education website.