I need an urgent help for a friend of mine. She needed her credentials in Early Childhood Education really fast (long story), and picked Ashworth College's AS degree as a first step. Now she applied to the professional body, Ontario College of ECEs, and got rejected. My reading of their own rules is that rejection is in error. The reason stated is "degree is not recognized", and the letter cites WES report (and it's preference for RA). The College's Policy here states, quote, that "the diploma or degree must be granted by a post secondary institution recognized in its own jurisdiction", emphasis mine. Further, the Glossary on their site defines "recognized institution" as "an academic institution recognized in its own jurisdiction by the government for the purpose of awarding degrees or diplomas". WES report is required but is "not binding to the College". Now, it is quite clear Ashworth is authorized to grant degrees in Georgia. Further, I collected (and helped my friend to submit to College) quite clear evidence that DEAC is acceptable to powers that regulate the practice of early learning in the state (GA Professional Standards Commission and Department of Early Care and Learning). (As an aside, GA's public technical colleges system transitions from COE to SACS and is still partially NA). She even established a "PD Registry" with DECAL (here) and had her degree formally verified by GaPCS. No matter. I talked to the College officer in charge of registration, and they seem to be doubling down. Her e-mail reply stated that "recognition we are looking for is regional accreditation", which violates both their policy and logic. There is a review process, and she's talking to a lawyer. But the time is running out for her at her job (again, long sad story), and that review historically was not successful for applicants. This person, in addition to being a dear friend, is a key for survival of a certain program vital to our community here in Toronto. What can be done to help influence the College? I especially count on the experts on this board, for sage advice and support. I'll be checking this board and PMs with great hope. PS: I am aware of the "RA vs. NA" debate. I've been on this board since 2003.