Designation (formerly called Accreditation), EQA, EduCanada

Heli-College Canada is proud to announce that it is currently one of only four helicopter training schools that have received Designated Certificate Status by the BC Ministry of Advanced Education's Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) under the new Private Training Act (PTA) which replaced PCTIA on September 1, 2016.PTIB Logo *

Our students can feel comfortable that they are dealing with a competent and reputable training institution. The quality of our training has been confirmed through the accreditation process. We understand that people who don't already know us, need this kind of reassurance. This is particularly important to our out of province, and international students, who are often unable to visit the school prior to registration.

As one of our potential students, you can be confident that our school has passed rigid scrutiny by both the federal regulators of Transport Canada, and the BC provincial consumer protection provided through the Private Training Act  (PTA). Since Heli-College is registered and Designated with PTIB your tuition deposits are secured by the Student Tuition Protection Fund

Only PTIB Designated schools are eligible for designation under the Ministry of Advanced Education's federal and provincial student loans program (SABC). 

Heli-College Canada Training Inc. is licensed and regulated by Transport Canada to conduct both private and commercial helicopter flight training operations under Flight Training Unit Operator Certificate # 8098. A copy of this document is available for viewing at the school office. Transport Canada's website containing more information on Canada's aviation licensing standards is located at

As of September 1, 2021, selected School Training Policies as well as a sample of the Student Enrolment Contract required by PTIB are available for viewing online. These are accessible by clicking on the links that follow ...

Student Statement of Rights

Sample Student contract - Commercial Pilot License

Specific Policies required to be published on our website by PTIB - (Copies of all pertinent school policies will be available for examination by a student prior to enrolment and copies will be provided to the student during completion of the enrolment contract.)

Tuition Refund Policy
Dispute Resolution Policy
Sexual Misconduct Policy

As of January 1, 2016, only PTIB Designated schools that are also designated with Education Quality Assurance (EQA) are eligible to be listed on the Canada Immigration and Citizenship (CIC) Designated Learning Institution (DLI) list.

It is important to note that while many schools may be able to accept students for short term training courses if they enter Canada on a tourist permit, as of January 2016, only schools on the DLI list are eligible to accept foreign students for courses of greater than six months duration who will require a student visa. We are pleased to announce that Heli-College Canada meets all of these qualifications. Our DLI designation number is O19279689162 . Students entering Canada under the study visa program may be eligible for a work visa that will allow them to gain additional experience in their field of study following the completion of their training.EduCanada Logo

Heli-College Canada is also registered with EduCanada through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC). This is a nation-wide group that promotes education in Canada to foreign students.

The process of accreditation (now called Designation by the PTIB) consists of a thorough examination of the school, its training capabilities, and the manner in which it does business. This process usually takes from 1 to 2 years to complete. 

After the submission of a lengthy report, an audit team inspects the school. These government and industry professionals are there to ensure that the school is indeed delivering the training programs as advertised, and in a professional manner. 

The areas that are examined and confirmed by the audit team are:

1.0 Institutional Purpose and Objectives 

2.0 Institutional Administration 

3.0 Educational Programs 

4.0 Instructors 

5.0 Instructional Resources and Equipment

6.0 Student Support Services

7.0 Student Records

8.0 Physical Plant and non-instructional equipment

It should also be noted that this is not a one time event, but an ongoing process, requiring periodic and annual reporting. The entire audit process must be repeated every few years to retain Designation.

If you have any questions regarding this aspect of our school please email us at: .

* Note: "DESIGNATED B.C. PRIVATE TRAINING INSTITUTIONS BRANCH & Shield Design" mark is owned by the Government of British Columbia and used under license.