Accreditation and the University of Regina

In Canada, there is no national or provincial system of accreditation similar to the system of voluntary accreditation that is used in the United States. However, there are professional organizations that accredit specific degree programs for their professions such as in medicine or engineering.

In place of accreditation, Canadian universities are authorized to award degrees via a charter granted by special action of the legislature of the province in which they are located. The University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada was granted such a charter on July 1, 1974 through the passing of the University of Regina Act and is therefore considered to be a fully recognized, degree granting institution. The U of R is authorized to grant certificates, diplomas, and degrees at the bachelor, master and doctoral level.

All universities and colleges authorized by a charter to award academic degrees are members of Universities Canada. The University of Regina is a member in good standing with this organization and is also a full member of the Association of Registrars Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC) and American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).

Program and Faculty Specific Accreditation:

Faculty Program Accrediting Body
All faculties with co-op programs All co-op programs Co-Operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada
Centre for Continuing Education English as a Second Language (ESL)

Languages Canada

Centre for Continuing Education Local Government Administration (LGA and Advanced LGA certificates)

The Urban and Rural Boards of Examiners have made completion of parts or all of the Certificate in Local Government Administration program (i.e. the LGA and Advanced LGA certificates) the educational requirement certification for administrators of a rural or an urban municipality. These certificates are also endorsed by the Rural Administrators' Association of Saskatchewan.

Centre for Continuing Education Business Analysis Certificate

CCE is an Endorsed Education ProviderTM in partnership with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)

Centre for Continuing Education Professional Leadership Certificate

CCE is an accredited partner with the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Saskatchewan (CPHR Saskatchewan) for HR courses in this program.

Centre for Continuing Education Project Management Certificate

This program is Gold Seal Certified by the Canadian Construction Association.

Education Bachelor of Education

This program is approved by the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board

Engineering & Applied Science All Engineering Programs Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board through Engineers Canada
Graduate Studies & Research PhD in Clinical Psychology Canadian Psychological Association

Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing

Note: This program is also approved by the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan

Science Actuarial Science Canadian Institute of Actuaries

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Science

Canadian Information Processing Society
Social Work Bachelor of Social Work Canadian Association for Social Work Education