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.
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:
Skill Development Council Canada does not charge anything for the accreditation process, all institutional applicants only have to pay for the student’s assessments and certification provided by us.
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.