Registration signals that a provider is able to operate legally within Barbados. To become registered, the provider must meet the requirements established by the Council and pay the requisite fees. Once a provider is registered, it may then apply for accreditation of the institution and/or programme(s) of study or courses. Registration shall be for a period of one (1) calendar year (January to December) after which the provider must re-apply to maintain its status. Registered providers are required to apply for re-registration at least two (2) months before the registration period expires and pay the requisite registration fee.