Skill Development Council Canada (SDCC) is an autonomous and independent body in Canada, to assess, accredit and certify students through institutions of higher education across the world.

Accreditation means that a program or institution has gone through a rigorous review and evaluation process by experts in the field. It is essentially a stamp of approval by SDC Canada that reviews and evaluates the quality of an institution and its programs. In theory, accreditation  assures that the quality of teaching, student achievement, curriculum, academic support and other criteria meet certain standards of excellence and quality.

  • Accreditation is the best assessment benchmark which is also endorsed by experts of  SDCC giving it utmost credibility. 
  • It helps to differentiate institutes among their competitors. The outcome of the process is useful to the students and parents in making a choice of the institution.
  • Our accreditation is a status that provides assurance to prospective students, their families and the general public that an institution meets clearly stated Standards for Accreditation and that there are reasonable grounds to believe the institution will continue to meet those standards in the future
  • Helps employers determine the validity of programs of study and whether a graduate is qualified. Employers often require evidence that applicants have received a degree from an accredited school or program.
  • Gain access to the leading International & Regional accreditation through SDC Canada’s largest global network of accreditation bodies.
  • Accredited educational institutes, schools, and universities experience a 55% increase in student enrollments.
  • Student retention at accredited schools, universities and institutes are up by more than 30%.
  • Our accreditation bodies ensure worldwide acceptance not only for the institute but also for specific academic programs and subjects.

SDC Canada’s standards are widely researched, field tested, collaborative rules of practice that have been accepted by specific fields as a basis of judgment for an average or normal requirement. 

The first step in the accreditation process is to become the Authorized Learning Partner of SDCC. To apply for the membership, please:

  • Complete our Authorized Learning Partner application form along with the letter of Intent. 
  • Submit all your institution’s details, course curriculum, company profile, posters/flyers/brochures/catalog, pictures of the institute, logo and website link etc. which would guide us through the verification processes. 
  • After submission of all the documents, our respective domain-specific faculty will do the review and assessment of the course curriculum submitted by the academy. 
  • There would be digital background verification of the academy. 
  • The entire process takes about 5-7 working days.

All eligible partners have to pay the accreditation fees of 1000 CAD.

No, you can decide which programs will seek accreditation. It is beneficial to obtain accreditation for all eligible service areas but it is not required. However please be informed that SDC Canada is providing free accreditation to only top 5 courses of your academy. From the 6th course onwards the applicant needs to pay 50 CAD per course. 

An institution may be accredited but a particular program within that institution may not be. Some students may enroll in a specific program based on the accreditation status of the institution without realizing that the program is not accredited by the appropriate specialized accrediting organization. It is important that you make this determination.

No. SDC Canada does not recognize individual profiles. Applicants and applications coming from recognized institutions/academies/organizations conducting any skill or vocational training programs are only eligible to apply for the accreditation. 

The accreditation status of an academy and its courses are valid for up to end of every year.

As a SDCC-accredited institution, we encourage you to use the accreditation certification and logo. However, institutions are not permitted to alter the logo’s structure or color in any way.

Earning SSDC Accreditation is a significant accomplishment, and we encourage you to promote your achievement—in print, on your institution’s website, and around campus.

As you think about other ways to promote your accreditation, perhaps in a unique, fun, or interesting way, we would want to hear from you! Since you are already using the logo, perhaps you want to share a success story? SDCC is collecting examples of institutions from around the world that are promoting their accreditation. So please feel free to share your story with us by sending your photos, stories, and videos. 

  • The academy/institution provides its course curriculum/syllabus to support its instructional activities for all modalities.
  • Faculty have access to sufficient current and emerging technologies for both teaching and research purposes consistent with their mission, strategies, and expected outcomes. Such access may be realized through partnerships with other schools or other third parties.
  • Professional staff are provided adequate training and technology infrastructure for advising, career placement, and other mission-specific activities.