Related qualifications acquired in province - British Columbia


The ECE Registry will consider education related to early childhood education if the course content covers at least 80 percent of the material in an ECE program.  A Bachelor of Primary Education with an ECE specialization and a Bachelor of Child and Youth Care with an ECE specialization are considered comparable to an ECE.  Typically, individuals with other credentials qualify as an ECE Assistant. 

The Registry may contact the early childhood education program at a post-secondary institution to determine if the education is comparable or they refer the individual to Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), which is offered at Northern Lights, College of the Rockies and Douglas College.  The Registry will identify for the individual areas of study missing; the individual then completes the courses in those areas at an approved training institution.