Accreditation & Recognition
As of April 2016, the CCAY ayurvedic program has become the first ayurvedic program in Canada based on “W.H.O. Benchmark of Ayurveda.” This course has been pre-screened by the Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and has been extensively reviewed in a process involving quality reviews of CCAY’s program and its operations.
Recognition-Ontario Health Minister Recognition by Ontario MPP
This program is offered under the written consent of the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. Prospective students are responsible for satisfying themselves that the program and the diplomas will be appropriate to their needs (e.g., acceptable to potential employers, professional licensing bodies or other educational institutions.)
In addition, as for CCAY, the ayurvedic and herbal medicine program at CCAY is accredited by the Canadian Council of Ayurveda and Yoga (CCAY), a programmatic accrediting agency for ayurvedic medical education. Their office is located at 2980 Drew Rd #221, Mississauga, ON L4T 0A7 and they may be contacted by phone at is 905-673-0600. CCAY is the only college in Canada to receive a seven-year reaccreditation period by the Canadian Council of Ayurveda and Yoga, the longest term available. The determination of the CCAY Board to grant this period of reaccreditation is based upon a rigorous review and assessment Canadian College of Ayuveda and Yoga’s programs and operations.
Recognition of Profession by Canadian Government
National Occupational Code of “Ayurvedic Practitioners” in Canada is : 3232
National Occupational Code of “Yoga Instructor” in Canada is : 5254
Upon completion of the course, graduates are eligible to apply for memberships at professional licensing body for Ayurveda, Canadian Council of Ayurveda and Yoga or others that represent Ayurvedic practitioners. After completion of program, the students can be registered as Registered Ayurvedic Practitioners (R.A.P.) in Canada and Practice Ayurvedic system of medicine.