Prior to registering as a student, you must:
- read and understand the Student Handbook. No refunds will be given on account of failure to understand and abide by its policies (including the policy that practicums must be in British Columbia)
- read and abide by the Code of Ethics established by the Early Childhood Educators of BC
Registration is completed entirely online. Intake begins on the 1st of each month at 6 a.m. Pacific Time, and continues until the monthly registration limit has been reached. During registration students will complete an online application and attach the appropriate prerequisites. Successful registration allows students to enroll in as many or as few courses as they wish from any of our programs. As with registration, there are a monthly enrollment limits, but new intakes begin again on the 1st of each month and run continuously until full.
Students work on individual courses on a part-time basis. There is currently no room in the full-time program. Some sponsored students may have funding restrictions that require them to complete the program full-time. Please only register if you are able to complete the program part-time. Part-time students have the flexibility to work through the program at their own pace, and just pay for courses as they are ready to take them.
All students will be required to complete the online registration process and submit proof of completion of Grade 12 English or equivalent (uploaded as a PDF file), two Character Reference Letters (completed on the provided form and uploaded as PDF files), Photo Identification (uploaded as a PDF file), a Criminal Record Check indicating clearance to work with children (uploaded as a PDF file), a Declaration of Health (uploaded as a PDF file), and an Admission Interview.
In addition, students must have access to a computer with internet, MS Word, Acrobat Reader and an email account.
Students that wish to be admitted directly into the ITE and/or SNE programs should submit an official transcript showing their completion of Basic ECE Certificate from a recognized school and a copy of their Provincial Certification or License to Practice. Students that have partially completed any ECE, ITE or SNE programs, should apply for an academic assessment once they have registered to determine what courses they need for program completion.
There is a one-time registration fee of $250 for domestic students and $500 for international students. An international student is considered to be a person that is not a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident or that has been determined under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act to be a Convention Refugee.
As of 2019, the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) requires that all post-secondary institutions collect Social Insurance Numbers (SIN). These are required by the institution for compliance with CRA regulations. Students will be able to access a copy of their tax receipt (T2202) annually. In addition, the institution must file an institutional report directly to the CRA reporting all tuition payments. All Canadian citizens, permanent residents and temporary residents are eligible for a SIN. International students who are not eligible, and do not become eligible for a SIN during the program will not be required to provide a SIN.
Upload an official high school transcript indicating successful completion of Grade 12 English or equivalent. This language requirement may also be met with submission of a transcript showing successful completion of a Canadian university-level English course, or an English Assessment indicating English proficiency equivalent to successful completion of Grade 12 English from a recognized university or college. If you do not have Grade 12 English or equivalent, please visit our FAQ page for upgrading options.
Character Reference Letters
Upload two separate, completed and signed Character Reference Letters in the form of a .pdf. Please do not upload any images. References must be submitted on the provided template and uploaded directly to the online application. Other types of references will not be accepted.
Students must be 19 years of age prior to starting a full-time program. Upload a scan or photo of government issued photo identification (i.e. passport, drivers license, or BCID).
Criminal Record Check
If you already have a current Criminal Record Check (CRC) that has been completed by the Ministry of Justice or RCMP in the past 12 months, you may use it for the purpose of registration. All CRC's are required to have clearance stating you have no limitations for working with children. If your CRC check is completed through the RCMP, your clearance letter will need to include a vulnerable sector check.
If you do not have a CRC yet, and registration is open, then you will still be able to begin the registration process. On your application, select the box indicating that you would like criminal record check instructions to be sent to your email.
IMPORTANT: If you are requesting a CRC through the Ministry of Justice, it will be sent directly to Pacific Rim. You need to complete the registration process before you order the CRC so your information is on file and the school can contact you when your CRC arrives in the mail.
Declaration of Health
Upload a completed and signed Declaration of Health in the form of a .pdf. Please do not upload any images. Declaration’s of Health must be submitted on the provided template and uploaded directly to the online application. This document is a personal declaration of health and does not need to be signed by a Health Care Professional.
Previous transcripts - optional
Students that wish to be admitted directly into the ITE and/or SNE programs should also submit an official transcript showing their completion of Basic ECE Certificate from a recognized school and a copy of their Provincial Certification or License to Practice. Students that have partially completed any ECE, ITE or SNE programs, should apply for an academic assessment once they have registered to determine what courses they need for program completion.
After students complete the online registration form, they will be emailed a link with an online interview to complete. The interview must be responded to solely by the applicant. The interview will also be used to assess the applicant's suitability for the program.
If you are a returning student, great news! If you already have a student account with us then you won't have to register again. You'll just need to reach out to our Admin team to found out if there are any updating documents you need to submit prior to enrollment in your next course. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.