Individual Assessment of Educational Qualifications

​​​​The College directly handles applications from Canadian and Internationally trained applicants who require an individual assessment of their educational qualifications. 

The College’s process for individual assessment of educational credentials will apply to individuals who:

a)  Have relevant post-secondary educational credentials equivalent to an early childhood education diploma from an Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology

b)  Do not hold a licence/certificate or a diploma/degree from a program on the College’s approved programs list. 

Before applying for an individual assessment

 Check out our Individual Assessment FAQs.

Assessment Criteria

To determine whether an applicant meets the educational requirements for registration, the College will use criteria based on the Early Childhood Education Program Standard approved in 2012 by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (formerly the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities).


Application Guide - Individual Assessment

Application Form - Individual Assessment​​

Validation of Work Experience Guide - This guide will assist the Validator in completing the Validation of Work Experience Form.

Validation of Work Experience Form - This form must be completed and returned directly to the College by the Validator.

Self-Assessment Form - The Self-Assessment Form will be available soon. Please contact the College if you have any questions.



Policy regarding Assessment of Educational Qualifications of Applicants under section 7.1iv. of Registration Regulation

Policy rega​rding La​nguage Fluency

Policy regarding Unavailable Documents


Additional Resources

Gl​ossary of Terms

Career Map for Internationally Educated Early Childhood Educators: This career map is for internationally educated early childhood educators and describes the process to become a registered member of the College.

Early Childhood Educators Qualifications Upgrade Program: a program to support individuals working in early learning settings to obtain an Early Childhood Education diploma and become eligible to apply for membership with the College.


* The College of Early Childhood Educators provides information and communication in an accessible manner when requested. If you require an accessible format and/or communication support, please contact a College staff member or the College at 1-888-961-8558/​