Accreditation & Recognition
Pacific Rim College is recognized by various governing bodies and associations throughout Canada, and in some cases, internationally. If you do not see a recognition you are looking for, please ask an admissions representative.
Pacific Rim College is a Designated Private Training Institution in British Columbia.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Pacific Rim College is a Designated Learning Institution (#O19304067532) with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, which permits international students to study in all of PRC’s programs.
Pacific Rim College has met the eligibility requirements and has been granted permission to use BC’s Education Quality Assurance Designation for British Columbia-based operations.
Canada Student Loans
Canadian students are eligible to apply for Canada Student Loans for all programs at PRC. Please visit www.canada.ca for information about Canada Student Loans. Students must submit either an online application or a paper application for student loans. Please print an application from the Canada Student Loans website or pick up an application from PRC or any other academic institution registered with Canada Student Loans.
American Herbalist Guild
Graduates of the Diploma of Phytotherapy are eligible for membership into the American Herbalists Guild, a non-profit educational organization representing herbalists and providing peer-review in US for professional herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants.
The Diploma of Holistic Nutrition is recognized by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals as an approved and recommended education program. Graduates are qualified for professional membership with NANP and to sit for the holistic nutrition national board exam offered through the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board (HNCB). Successful exam candidates will become Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition.
Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition
The School of Holistic Nutrition at PRC is approved by the Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition. CAIN is a professional Association based in Vancouver, BC, founded on the principle that the Nutrition and Wellness Industry needs a unified voice. PRC Diploma of Holistic Nutrition graduates are eligible to use the designations of Registered Holistic Nutrition Practitioner (RHNP) and/or the Registered Nutritional Practitioner (RNP).
Canadian Health Coach Alliance
The School of Holistic Nutrition at PRC is approved by the Canadian Health Coach Alliance. CHC Alliance falls under the governance of the Canadian Association for Integrative Nutrition (CAIN). They are committed to providing support, accreditation, and valuable business resources to Canada’s booming industry of Health Coaches. Graduates of PRC’s Diploma of Holistic Nutrition are eligible to apply for membership to become a Registered Health Coach (RHC) and a Registered Health & Nutrition Coach (RNC-II).
The Diploma of Holistic Nutrition is approved by the Canadian Association of Natural Nutritional Practitioners. CANNP is presently the only member-driven, professional Association specifically for Canadian Nutritional Consultants, with a focus on building successful careers in the field and providing exciting, innovative initiatives.
The Diploma of Holistic Nutrition is approved by the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals. CAHN-Pro is a professional association for the accreditation of holistic nutritionists and an exciting national campaign to advance the field of holistic nutrition in both private and public sectors through the development and promotion of knowledge and standards, as well as through professional training.
The curricula for all diploma programs in the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine meet or exceed the licensing standards set by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia. Registered Acupuncturist and Practitioners of Chinese Medicine in BC are permitted to practice throughout Canada.
State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners
The Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at Pacific Rim College has been approved by the State of Arizona Acupuncture Board of Examiners for acupuncture licensure. The program meets the requirements of R4-8-403 and R4-8-404 (licensure qualifier under Arizona Revised Statutes 32-3924(2)).
Permaculture Institute of North America
Pacific Rim College is an Allied Organization of the Permaculture Institute of North America (PINA) supports students and experienced practitioners of permaculture in North America and Hawai’i.
Pacific Rim College is a member of the British Columbia Career College Association.
Pacific Rim College maintains the green standard of eco-certification with the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification. The Vancouver Island Green Business Certification was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact. For businesses, it is a guide to greening operations and educating staff. For consumers, it is a symbol that lets you know which businesses have green practices.
Surfrider Approved Business
Pacific Rim College is a Surfrider Approved Business. The Surfrider Foundation has a proven model for success—a playbook and a team—that transforms passion into protection. They ensure beaches are accessible, keep our water clean, protect our ocean, preserve our coasts and keep plastic from polluting our waterways.
Pacific Rim College is Bullfrog Powered. Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100% green energy provider, offers homes and businesses clean, renewable energy solutions. Bullfrog’s green electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogoM program – instead of from polluting sources like coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear. A clean, renewable alternative to fossil-fuel based natural gas, Bullfrog’s green natural gas is produced in Canada from biogas facilities that have met strict environmental criteria as defined by ICF International.
EcoStar Awards 2016
Pacific Rim College was awarded the ‘Social Impact’ award in the 2016 EcoStar Awards. The Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals. These awards are given to local champions of initiatives, projects and innovations that contribute to a vibrant future in which our communities and ecology both prosper.
EcoStar Awards 2017
Pacific Rim College was named finalist for the ‘Food Security’ award in the 2017 EcoStar Awards. The Vancouver Island EcoStar Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements and leadership by businesses, organizations and individuals. These awards are given to local champions of initiatives, projects and innovations that contribute to a vibrant future in which our communities and ecology both prosper.
Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
Pacific Rim College is a member of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce and was recognized as the Finalist for Business of the Year (11-25 employees) in 2015. PRC also was the Finalist for the Innovation in business award in 2011.
Vancouver Island Business Examiner
Pacific Rim College was named Vancouver Island ‘Professional Business of the Year’ in the 2016 Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards.
Douglas Magazine 10 to Watch
Pacific Rim College was named to the “10 to Watch” business list in Douglas Magazine in 2009.