What do you look for when you do an assessment?
When assessing students for credit we look for three things.
1) Transcript(s) come from an institution recognized by the ECE registry in British Columbia.
2) The courses being assessed have similar content to ours.
3) The correct amount of hours have been completed for the courses you would like credit for.
Example: Health, Safety and Nutrition is 45 hours long as required by the ECE registry, so you
must have completed 45 hours at another institution to gain credit for this course.
There is a list of hours and outlines on our programs page for you to review before you request an assessment to determine which courses you would like credit for.
All ECE programs in BC that are recognized by the Ministry of Children and Family Development meet the same basic occupational standards and competencies, but this does not ensure that courses easily transfer between institutions. Institutions may block the curriculum content together differently or divide topics into multiple courses. This means several courses from one institution may be required for a single course equivalency at another.
Courses taken from different programs other than ECE (i.e. Teaching and Nursing) are not often equivalent to ECE courses as the content for ECE is very specific for children 0-5. Therefore, courses focused on K-12 and adults are not considered equivalent to the provincial ECE requirements and cannot be given equivalency.
Courses taken from institutions outside BC should be assessed by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (BC ECE Registry) to determine out of province or country equivalence prior to applying for an academic assessment.