Applying for Accreditation & its Benefits
Accreditation standards establish Co-operative Education as a valid and valuable educational strategy, and provide guidance in ensuring quality Co-operative Education programming across Canada. The accreditation criteria upon which the Council bases its decisions have been developed based on the CAFCE Definition of Co-operative Education as written in the CAFCE By-laws.
NEW TO ACCREDITATION CRITERIA:
The following was approved at the CAFCE Annual Meeting October 29, 2015:
Whereby the total amount of coop work experience is normally at least 30% of the time spent in academic study, but for programs of two years or less, the total amount may be a minimum of 25%. For programs to meet the 25% requirement, a work term is defined as a minimum 12 weeks and/or 420 hours full-time, paid experience.