Review of Private Training Institution Regulations

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on engageNL from March 4 to March 31, 2020. Below is a record of this engagement.


Private Training Institutions (PTIs) are governed by the Private Training Institutions Act and Regulations. The Private Training Institutions Act and Regulations are used to monitor and oversee the operations of private training institutions and to protect students enrolled in programs at those institutions.

The Regulations are designed to outline requirements of Private Training Institutions for things such as registration processes, instructor qualifications, student contracts, tuition fees, student refunds, program advertising guidelines, and various other administrative and operational considerations.

The Act and Regulations underwent substantial revisions in 1999. The private training industry has evolved over the past 20 years and many of the regulations, processes and terminology are outdated. Student protection is a key component of the regulations, and this update will help ensure a quality educational experience for you.

Click here to view the current Act.

Click here to view the current Regulations.

Get Involved

As part of the review of the regulations, government is asking students to participate in an online questionnaire. Your feedback is important.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Online Questionnaire:

This questionnaire will be available until March 25, 2020. It should take you approximately 10 minutes to complete.

If you have any questions related to this questionnaire or require an alternate format please contact the department by phone 709-729-3102 or via email to [email protected]

Click here to complete the questionnaire

How will your input be used?

The information we receive will be reviewed by the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.  All feedback will be considered when revising the regulations for PTIs.

Privacy Statement

Please do not include your name or any information that could identify you.  The collection of information is done under the authority of section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015, for the purpose of collecting public feedback on the review of the Private Training Institutions Regulations.

Any personal information that may be received will be governed in accordance with the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015 and will only be used for the purpose of informing participants of public engagement results at the end of the process.

If you have any questions about how this information will be collected, used and disclosed, please contact Sharon Seaward, ATIPP Coordinator at (709) 729-4276 or via email at [email protected].

Contact Us

If you have any questions or additional comments regarding this questionnaire, please contact Regan Power, Manager of Private Training at (709) 729-3102 or via email at [email protected].