Educational Partners

Education Quality Assurance

BC EQA sealEducational Quality Assurance is a quality assurance designation that identifies BC public and private post-secondary institutions that have met or exceeded provincial government recognized quality assurance standards and offer consumer protection.

EQA provides one standard provincial seal that can be recognized globally as symbol of quality.

The EQA seal allows students to easily identify which provincial institutions the government of British Columbia recognizes as having met quality assurance standards and that offer consumer protection to learners.

Private Career Training Institutions Agency

PCTIA logoPCTIA (Private Career Training Institutions Agency) succeeded the Private Post-Secondary Education Commission of British Columbia (PPSEC) as the regulatory agency for private training institutions in the province of BC. SAE Institute Vancouver is a PCTIA accredited institution. This accreditation means that SAE Institute has completed a detailed accreditation report, has successfully undergone a rigourous evaluation by an external audit team, and has met the PCTIA’s quality standards for educational institutions.


Ableton certified logoSAE Institute was quick to realize the potential of Ableton Live as a creative tool for electronic music producers and performers. Our Electronic Music Production instructor at the Vancouver campus is a certified Ableton Trainer and attends a training program at Ableton’s Los Angeles centre to ensure that he can pass on the latest knowledge to our students.

Avid Authorized Training Partner

Avid certified logoAs an Avid Authorized Training Partner (AATP) the SAE Institute is authorized to offer certification in Pro Tools 101, 110,130, 201 and 210M.

The Avid Authorized Training Partner program is designed to attract the most skilled training organizations in the industry. Avid’s goal is to add visibility to the resources and capabilities of their strategically chosen partners to assist them in training their customers worldwide.


The McDowell Signal Processing Education Program was created to distribute McDSP software to qualified academic institutions and training facilities, putting their state of the art plug-ins in every one of these institution’s Pro Tools workstations.

As a result of SAE Institute’s partnership with McDSP all our student workstations are loaded with their world class plug-ins.