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​Private Licensed Schools

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Entities that offer postsecondary entry-level career training must be licensed/registered by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools.  The Board then also approves the program and course offerings at each school. Schools may be approved to award career diplomas and/or certificates. Schools that meet certain specific requirements may be approved to award occupational specialized associate degrees. The Division of Law Enforcement Education and Trade Schools staffs the Board.

Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Private Licensed Schools Memorandum #98 is effective until June 30, 2022.

Policy Memorandums for Consideration

The State Board of Private Licensed Schools issues policy guidance to schools in the form of numbered policy memoranda. The Board invites Private Licensed Schools to provide feedback on pending policy memorandums in the 14 days prior to the final policy being published.  

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