BC revokes certifications for two private colleges, colleges appeal cancellation

An article in the Vancouver Sun offers further details about two private colleges that had their certification revoked by the Government of British Columbia in 2023: East West College and the DC School of Aesthetics. The two colleges were reportedly mandated to stop providing programs with a tuition of $4K or 40 hours of instructional time or more and are not permitted to apply for a new certification for one year. The article explains that these two colleges are among the 280 private postsecondary institutions in BC that are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of the provincial crack-down on “so-called diploma mills.” Both East West College and DC School of Aesthetics are in the process of appealing this certification cancellation.

Vancouver Sun