The Superintendent of Private Career Colleges issues policy directives under the legal authority established in s.53 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Policy directives are legally binding documents and set out specific performance requirements and exemptions that the superintendent has established for private career colleges. Below are the policy directives that are currently in force:

Standards for programs

Policy directives establish program standards that must be met for these vocational training programs:

Policy directives under review:

The ministry is making a comprehensive review of the superintendent's policy directives for vocational programs in:

  • dental hygiene
  • ultrasound technology and medical sonography

Log-in to the Program Approval and Registration Information System (PARIS) to learn more.

Contact the Ministry's Private Career Colleges Branch if you have any questions about the policy guidelines under review, if you would like to obtain copies of the policy guidelines, or if you need access to PARIS:

Find the vocational training standard for:

Log-in to the Program Approval and Registration Information System (PARIS) or contact the ministry's Private Career College Branch if you need, or have questions about, training standards for these programs:


Policy directives that establish exemptions from the oversight of the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges:

Performance requirements

Policy directive that establishes private career college performance requirements:


Contact the ministry if you have questions:

Private Career Colleges Branch
Ministry of Colleges and Universities
77 Wellesley Street, Box 977
Toronto, ON M7A 1N3