Frequently Asked Questions
Recognition and Designation
- Are Pacific Rim ECI programs recognized in BC?
- Is Pacific Rim ECI a designated institution?
- Which provinces recognize BC Certifications?
- Are your programs approved in other provinces?
- Are you a Designated Learning Institution with CIC?
- How do I register?
- What prerequisites do I need to register?
- How much does it cost to register?
- When can I register?
- What type of English proficiency do I require?
- What if I don't have English 12?
- What format should my references letters be?
- Who should I have write my reference letters?
- Where do I apply for a criminal record check?
- Do returning students have to register again?
ECEA - Early Childhood Educator Assistant
Programs & Courses
- What programs do you offer?
- How do I sign up for a course online?
- When may I enroll in courses?
- How many courses may I take at a time?
- Can I take a course to become an ECEA?
- How long does it take most students to finish the Basic ECE program?
- What are the course citation expectations?
- How much does it cost for a course extension?
- Do I get a Diploma or a Certificate?
- Can I do the SNE Certificate before the ITE?
- Do I have to take ITGD, WWF and CA twice?
- Do I set up my own practicum?
- May I do my practicums at work?
- May I do my practicums at a multiage facility?
- Do I need a criminal record check?
- May I complete my practicums outside of BC?
- Why are practicums unpaid?
- How much does the Basic ECE program cost?
- How much does the Post-Basic ECE program cost?
- Where can I get a T2202 form for taxes?
Textbooks & Resources
- Where can I get my textbooks?
- What is SECD and how do I access it?
- Where can I access free Mental Health Counselling?
- What is a proctor?
- Who can be a proctor?
- Where can I write my exam?
- How do Online Exams Work?
- Online Exam Support
- I work in a child care centre; may I take my exam at work?
Transfer Credit and Assessments
- Can I be granted credit for previously completed ECE courses?
- How do I apply for an academic assessment?
- How much does an assessment cost?
- What do you look for when you do an assessment?
- I have received credentials outside Canada. How do I have them assessed?
- Can I transfer my courses to another school?
- Is Distance Education Right for Me?
- Are there resources available to help me succeed?
- Tips for Successful Online Learning
- What technology requirements do I require to do distance courses?
- How do I send payment?
- Can I complete the program internationally?
- Will I be issued a Student ID Card?
- How do I get a certificate?
- How do I become an ECE Assistant (ECEA) in BC?
- Where do I apply for a certification in BC?
Loans and Funding
- Is Pacific Rim ECI designated for Student Loans?
- Is Pacific Rim ECI on the government RESP list?
- Do I qualify for Student Loans?
- How do I apply for Student Loans?
- Are there special requirements if I am being sponsored?