Arizona State Board for Private
How to Start a Private Career School in Arizona
The Arizona State Board for Private
Postsecondary Education is responsible for enforcing the statutes and
rules relating to private postsecondary education in Arizona. In this
capacity, the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education is
charged with licensing and regulating persons and organizations
operating vocational programs and granting degrees within the State of
Accredited vs Non-Accredited
Institutions or persons operating programs accredited by accrediting
agencies approved by the United States Department of Education who are
seeking to operate vocational or degree programs in the State of
Arizona, may apply for and obtain a REGULAR VOCATIONAL PROGRAM LICENSE
and/or a REGULAR DEGREE GRANTING LICENSE.
All other institutions or persons seeking to operate vocational and/or
degree programs in the State of Arizona, must first apply for and obtain
a CONDITIONAL VOCATIONAL PROGRAM LICENSE or a CONDITIONAL DEGREE
GRANTING LICENSE. Conditional licenses are the first licenses issued for
persons operating non-accredited vocational programs and/or non
accredited degree programs.
The Licensure Process To
obtain a license to operate vocational or degree programs, a person must
first go through the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary
Education Board’s LICENSE APPLICATION PROCESS, which takes between 180
and 240 days and involves:
Submitting a required License Application.
Submitting the appropriate, non-refundable application filing fee.
Participating in an education facility inspection/visit.
Appearing before the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary
Education at a scheduled Board Meeting for licensure consideration
Receiving the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
approval for licensure prior to recruiting students, enrolling students,
accepting payment, and/or beginning educational instruction.
Please call me at 818-666-1333 and I can explain the all the rules and
regulations involved or contact me and we can
discuss getting your school approved.