Professional program accreditation

In addition to institutional quality assurance processes of the institution, some academic programs in professional fields are subject to accreditation by professional bodies at the provincial, Canadian or international levels (for example, in the fields of nursing, architecture and engineering).

Professional bodies review programs to ensure that the content of university programs, teaching resources and research outputs are of consistently high quality to meet competency expectations and to support future professionals in their area of expertise.

Below are links to bodies that accredit professional programs at Canadian universities. Please note that this list is for information purposes only and is not exhaustive.

Some programs are also accredited on a voluntary basis (for example, business).

Note: There also exist organizations responsible for the licensing of individual practitioners following graduation from professional programs at Canadian universities. These organizations are not listed here. The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) offers additional information on professional program accreditation and professional licensing.

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Accounting                   

Agriculture

Architecture

Business, business administration and management, commerce       

Chemistry

Chiropractic

Computer science

Counsellor education

Dentistry

Education/Teaching

Engineering

Environmental science

Food science                

Forestry

Interior Design

Language training

Law

Library and information studies

Medicine

Music therapy

Nursing

Nutrition

Occupational therapy/Physiotherapy

Optometry

Pharmacy

Physical education/Kinesiology

Planning

Psychology

Public Health

Respiratory therapy

Social Work

Speech-language pathology/audiology

Theology

Translation

Veterinary