AB announces streamlined postsecondary institution approval process

October 14, 2021
The Government of Alberta has announced that it has streamlined the approval process for postsecondary institutions. The new process will allow institutions to develop innovative programming with a shortened approval time and to undertake independent reviews. The information required for a review has been decreased by 70%, and the approval time has been shortened to 20 working days for new certificates or diplomas and 40 working days for new degree programs. “Post-secondary institutions have raised concerns that the program approval process can be burdensome and time-consuming,” said AB Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides. “These changes will allow post-secondary institutions the ability to more readily develop and deliver new programming that will prepare Albertans for a constantly evolving job market.” Govt Monitor | AB (AB )