BC announces changes to regulations for private PSE

May 12, 2021
The Government of British Columbia has announced changes to the Private Training Regulation and the Fees and Student Tuition Protection Fund Regulation. The amendments will implement the 36 recommendations from the BC Ombudsperson’s 2015 report, which concluded that there was a lack of effective oversight mechanisms for the sector. The key changes include the requirement for every institution to create a student statement of rights and a sexual misconduct prevention policy, as well as mandating facility and equipment inspections for first-time certification applications. BC states that there will also be a change in fee structures for private training institutions. BC (BC)