Out-of-province ECE qualifications - Quebec


Two-year ECE programs of at least 1,800 hours are deemed equivalent to a DEC.  Individuals must have a secondary school diploma earned in another province of Canada because, outside Québec, high school education is one year longer than in Québec.

One-year ECE certificate programs between 750 and 1,800 hours are deemed equivalent to an attestation of college studies (ACS) or a university certificate in Québec.  No equivalency is granted for graduates of other early childhood programs comprising less than 750 hours of training.

Individuals must present a copy of their diploma and official transcript to the child care licensee.