PLS - Applicant Resources
for Licensure or Registration as a Private Licensed School
Note: Schools offering entry-level career training
that are located in Pennsylvania must be licensed. Schools located in another state with a
physical presence to conduct recruiting in Pennsylvania must be
registered. The application process uses
the same form. No site visit is required
for out-of-state schools applying for registration.
All applicants for licensure or
registration are required to attend an orientation at the Pennsylvania Department of Education prior
to submitting an application.
applicants for licensure as a Private Licensed School are required to attend a
New School Applicant Orientation.
Participation in the orientation is required within the 12 months prior
to submission of an application. The fee
for the orientation is $300 per person.
set of instructions is available to guide the preparation of the PDE-2006 Financial Report.
information on Financial Reporting is available in Board Memorandum #63.
want to attend the Financial Component of the New Director Seminar or view the PowerPoint.
New Program Applications
Every application for licensure must
also include at least one new program application.
Applications for new programs must
be submitted electronically on the New Program Application form.
The Board has established a limit of
three programs per school for review per Board meeting. See Board Policy Memo #65.
The fee for a new license
application is $7500 plus $750 for the site visit and $1400 for additional
program applications. While the
applications must be submitted electronically, the fees must be mailed to the
division and the fees must be received in the division by 5:00 PM on the
Please mail the application fees to:
of Higher and Career Education
Market Street, 12th
Associate Degree (ASB/AST)
Accredited Private Licensed Schools
may apply for authorization to award the Associate in Specialized Business
(ASB) and Associated in Specialized Technology (AST) degrees, which require
70-80 percent of work in the area of specialization and 20-30 percent of the
work in general education. The Specialized Associate Degree (AST/ASB) Application Fee is $1,000.