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Completed DES

Individuals who have completed secondary studies in general education or vocational training in Québec has received from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) a document officially recognizing that they have completed high school. Currently, this recognition is called Diplôme d’études secondaires (DES) or Diplôme d’études professionnelles (DEP). However, other documents proving that secondary studies have been completed may also be accepted :

  • High school leaving certificate;
  • Twelfth-grade certificate;
  • High school leaving certificate twelfth grade;
  • Secondary V certificate;
  • High school leaving certificate Secondary V;
  • Attestation d’équivalence de niveau de scolarité (AENS);
  • Transcript with the notation that the diploma or leaving certificate has been granted. In this case, in order for it to be submitted to the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), it must say “copie certifiée conforme au registre officiel du Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur” and bear the signature of the Directeur de la Sanction des études.

If you do not have one of these documents, you must go to a training centre that offers services for evaluating these prerequisites. These centres have the jurisdiction to adjudicate whether general training meets the current conditions for admission to a vocational studies program.

Completed college or university studies

Anyone who has not completed high school but has completed college and obtained a college diploma (DEC) may submit to the CCQ his or her bulletin d'études collégiales, if this certifies that he or she has obtained the DEC general or DEC technique diploma. It is also possible that a person has completed university studies and obtained a bachelor’s degree. If this is the case, the person may submit to the CCQ the original of the university transcript if this certifies that the person has obtained the bachelor’s degree.

It is important to note that the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) accepts only original documents.

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