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Provincial Certification for Quebec

Certificate Issued By: Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés

Contact Info: 1-888-643-4721

Certificate LevelPacific Rim ECI Academic Training Required for CertificationOther Requirements for Certification
Attestationd'études collégiales (AEC) Basic Early Childhood Educator Certificate
None known. Check with provincial licensing officials for most current information.
Diplôme d'études collégiales (DEC) ECE Diploma (All 3 Certificates) None known. Check with provincial licensing officials for most current information.

Two-year ECE programs of at least 1,800 hours are deemed equivalent to a DEC. Individuals must have a secondary school diploma earned in another province of Canada because, outside Québec, high school education is one year longer than in Québec.

One-year ECE certificate programs between 750 and 1,800 hours are deemed equivalent to an attestation of college studies (ACS) or a university certificate in Québec. No equivalency is granted for graduates of other early childhood programs comprising less than 750 hours of training.

Individuals must present a copy of their diploma and official transcript to the child care licensee.

For the most the current information, please visit the Canadian Guide to ECE Credentialing in Quebec.

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