The University Council of Jamaica (UCJ) is the External Quality Assurance (EQA) body for tertiary education in Jamaica. It is a statutory body currently under the portfolio of the Ministry of Education Youth and Information.
The UCJ quality assurance processes include: the registration of institutions, programme readiness assessment, the accreditation of programmes/institutions, recognition of programmes and monitoring.
In executing its functions, the UCJ has developed a number of Guidelines and Standards that are available to be used by its stakeholders, in the evaluation of institutions and programmes. These guidelines and standards aid in the delivery of programmes of study at different levels.