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Centre for Arts and Technology takes great pride in offering accredited, post-secondary arts and technology training. Our institution falls under the governing body of the Private Training Institutions Branch in the province of BC. The Agency is given its authority by the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development. The Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education administers the Private Training Act and associated regulations.

Education Quality Assurance

In addition to our PTIB designation, Centre for Arts and Technology also holds an Education Quality Assurance designation. This designation provides further assurance of CAT’s educational quality as EQA holders are held to an even higher standard than what is required by legislation, regulatory bodies, and accreditation processes. Our EQA designation allows us to welcome international students to our campus, and ensures eligibility for student visas.

Our EQA designation means:

  • Students can be assured they will receive a high standard of educational quality
  • The institution also meets legislated requirements
  • The institution is in good standing with related education bodies
  • The institution meets EQA suitability requirements and is abiding by the EQA Standards of Conduct

Please refer to Important Links and Designation Documents below for additional details and links to EQA suitability requirements and Standards of Conduct.


If you have questions regarding our designations or any associated policies, criteria or standards, please contact the Ministry.