Private Career Training Institutions Agency
The Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) was the provincial regulatory body of British Columbia, Canada responsible for accrediting private post-secondary institutions and ensuring minimum standards of quality and consumer protection. Accreditation by the PCTIA qualified an institution to participate in provincial and federal financial assistance programs, but did not certify that an institution's courses are transferable to other institutions.
In April 2014, the Ministry of Advanced Education announced they would assume direct responsibility for the regulation of private career training in BC. The PCTIA was dissolved on September 1, 2016 when the responsibility for the regulation of private career training was brought into government.
- BC PCTIA Act
- "What is an "Accredited" Institution in British Columbia?" — information provided by the BCCAT
- "What is an "Accredited Institution in British Columbia?" — information provided by the British Columbia Career Colleges Association.
- Burgmann, Tamsyn (17 April 2014). "B.C. dissolves contested private career agency". the Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2019-03-12.