Becoming Recognized

In order to become recognized, course providers must submit applications that attest they meet and will meet all Course and Course Provider Requirements.

The requirements for eLearning courses include:

  • syllabus, course outline, and document describing the alignment with the learning outcomes prescribed by the Industry Councils
  • access to eLearning course, eBook, or eManual

The requirements for physical or virtual classroom courses include:

  • syllabus, course outline, and document describing the alignment with the learning outcomes prescribed by the Industry Councils
  • instructor materials (e.g., lesson plans, presentations and other materials used to support the instructor)
  • copy or access to classroom and course assessments, manual, and education materials provided to learners
  • the course provider’s Instructor Code of Conduct

The requirements for combination courses include:

  • syllabus, course outline, and document describing the alignment with the learning outcomes prescribed by the Industry Councils
  • instructor materials (e.g., lesson plans, presentations)
  • copy or access to manual
  • copy or access to classroom and course assessments, manual, and education materials provided to learners or eBook/eManual
  • the course provider’s Instructor Code of Conduct
  • access to eLearning course

RECA’s Board of Directors, with input from relevant the RECA Industry Council(s), will be responsible for making course and course provider recognitions.

All course providers meeting the Course and Course Provider Requirements will be recognized by RECA as approved third-party course providers for pre-licensing education.

Download the Course and Course Provider Requirements (pdf)


Interested course providers can choose to submit either a:

Applications will be approved based on the course provider’s attestation (i.e., legal declaration) to meeting the requirements. The course provider will be required to submit their instructor code of conduct if they intend to offer physical or virtual classroom courses.

Potential course providers can make an application as a course provider first to ensure they can be recognized as a course provider before going through the expense and effort of developing courses.


Once a course provider has obtained recognition, they will only need to apply for the individual courses they wish to provide, using the course application form.

Applications will be approved based on course providers attestation to meeting the requirements. Some supporting materials are required, including a course competency and learning outcome alignment document linking the applicable competency profile learning outcomes to the course syllabus or course outline.

Course materials must follow the applicable course format for the course programs, as set out by the applicable Industry Councils and RECA’s Board of Directors.

Course providers must keep all course related materials on file and submit information to RECA, if required.

Materials submitted by course providers for the purposes of course provider or course recognition will be kept in strict confidence by RECA.



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