Health Education Accreditation

Health Education Accreditation is a quality improvement process that supports health education programs, preparing graduates to deliver safe and effective care at entry to practice.



In 2017, Accreditation Canada was selected by a group of health professions within Canada to provide accreditation services for professional, entry to practice, education programs. The program involves a six-stage accreditation process conducted over a six-year cycle.

AC Equal 6 year cycle

The health professions currently participating in the program include:

  • Cardiology technology
  • Clinical genetics technology
  • Clinical perfusion
  • Denturism
  • Diagnostic cytology
  • Diagnostic medical sonography
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Medical laboratory assistant
  • Medical laboratory technology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Optician
  • Orthoptics
  • Paramedicine
  • Physician assistant
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radiological technology
  • Respiratory therapy


List of educational programs (accredited and registered) →


Third-party complaints

The third-party complaint process has been established in the interest of:

  • maintaining the integrity and credibility of the accreditation process;
  • ensuring a fair and open process for stakeholders to identify concerns and questions regarding an educational program’s compliance with accreditation standards/requirements;
  • providing a mechanism for accountability of the accrediting body to the public.

Please contact the EQual Director by completing the form below should you have a complaint to discuss.


Become an accredited education program

Educational programs wishing to become accredited by EQual are invited to complete the form below for more details.

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