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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 #100 is effective until December 31, 2022

Policy Memorandums for Consideration

There are currently no policy memorandums being considered.

Higher Education Annual Institutional Reporting, It’s On Us PA, Article XX-G, and Article XX-J

Pittsburgh Career Institute (PCI) - School Closure 


We regret to confirm the closure of Pittsburgh Career Institute located at 421 7th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. The last day of instruction will be November 23, 2022, with the school remaining open through December 31, 2022. 

The following resources are being made available to students impacted by the school's closure.

If you believe you are owed a refund from the closed school: 

Federal Loans
1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)

Nonfederal Loans
Contact the private lender that originated your nonfederal loan to discuss your options


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