The OCQAS and its College Quality Assurance Audit Process (CQAAP) is recognized by the International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) as being an agency that meet the Guidelines of Good Practice, and was developed to ensure quality and continuous improvement in Ontario’s colleges.

The CQAAP is an institutional level process that involves the regular and cyclical review of each college’s quality assurance mechanisms. The standards provide the framework for Ontario’s colleges in assessing the extent to which their quality assurance mechanisms meet the established standards. Its purpose is developmental and its intent is to ensure continual improvement.