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Canadian Armed Forces – Accreditation, Certification, Equivalency Program

Fast Facts

  • 103 colleges and institutes have recognized programs in the CAF-ACE directory.
  • 167 programs are recognized in CAF-ACE.
  • 21 CAF training requirements active in CAF-ACE for equivalency review.
  • Thousands of veterans each year transition from the CAF to civilian life and need to identify equivalency of their CAF training for employment or further education outside the CAF.

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Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

Many colleges and institutes offer programs that closely align with the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) training requirements.

The Canadian Armed Forces – Accreditation, Certification, Equivalency (CAF-ACE) Program evaluates how colleges and institutes’ training programs align with CAF training.

Join the 103 colleges and institutes with recognized programs in the CAF-ACE directory.

Submit today your related programs for CAF-ACE recognition.

Benefits to colleges and institutes:

  • Advanced standing for your college graduates in the CAF.
  • Additional, viable employment avenues for your graduates in their field of study.
  • Brand recognition in your community as a recognized provider of education that meet CAF training requirements.
  • New learning pathways for CAF members transitioning to civilian work.

Benefits to students enrolled in a CAF-ACE recognized programs:


In the spotlight

Imagery technician

The CAF-ACE program is currently looking to review programs that meet the training requirements for imagery technicians.

A Canadian Armed Forces Imagery Technician captures video at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania

If you have a passion for video, photography and journalism and a yearning to be inside the story, then a career as an Image Tech in the Canadian Forces may be a perfect fit for you.” — Corporal Evan Kuelz, Imagery Technician, Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Centre