Programs of Instruction

The Framework for Programs of Instruction Minister’s Binding Policy Directive defines the ministry’s expectations for the roles and responsibilities of colleges regarding awarding of credentials.

Download Framework for Programs on Instruction

Ontario College Quality Assurance Service: Credentials Validation Service

Quality processes set the standard for continuous improvement.

The Credentials Validation Service from OCQAS undertakes a thorough review of the applications for validation that are submitted by the colleges. This review ensures that the programs meet or exceed the expectations and requirements set out in government policy through the Minister’s Binding Policy Directive, Framework for Programs of Instruction.

While OCQAS staff are not content experts, they bring their expertise in the area of program outcomes to bear on the review and validation process. The process of validation involves a number of ‘back-and-forth’ iterations with the colleges prior to the applications being validated.