Provincial Certification for Quebec
Certificate Issued By: Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés
Contact Info: 1-888-643-4721
Quebec is not listed on the Federal Provincial Agreement on Internal Trade Certification Equivalencies from Province to Province and is thus more susceptible to provincial regulatory changes. Any potential students planning to practice in Quebec should first check with the provinces current regulatory and training requirements prior to enrollment. Potential students should ensure that the province of Quebec accepts training fromrecognized training institutions in British Columbia and confirm what level of training is required to meet your professional goals.
This information was last current as of February 1, 2013, according to the Canadian Guide to ECE Credentialing that was provided by the Child Care Human Resources Sector Council prior to their dissolution.
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 Ministère de la Famille et des Aînés website.