Prior to operating a postsecondary educational
institution in Nevada, you must first obtain licensure from the
Commission on Postsecondary Education.The Commission meets once each quarter
(February, May, August and November) to hear initial licensure applications. To
be considered eligible for an specific meeting, the application must be received
at least 60 days prior to the meeting. Due to Covid these meetings are being held via Zoom
at the present time.
Applications received prior to the
deadline will be processed by staff and you will be notified if additional
information or changes are required.There are numerous submission requirements listed on the checklist/forms within each application.
Staff will work with the applicant to ensure the application is complete, but note that a CPA-prepared financial statement (audited or reviewed)
is mandatory and if not submitted within the deadline, your application will be delayed until the proper documents are received.
All non-degree vocational schools must attend a School Licensing Workshop prior to submission.
Any fees submitted to CPE are non refundable. Based on the application and information
from other state and federal licensing authorities, a recommendation will be
prepared for presentation to the Commission.You will be provided a copy of the
recommendation and notified of the date, time and place of the meeting. Applicants will have 6 months from the date of the Commission determination
to fulfill all contingencies and be issued a licensed. Institutions that fail to meet any of the contingencies will have the provisional approval
terminated and a new application would be required if the institution wishes to gain licensure. You or
a knowledgeable representative must attend the meeting to respond to any
questions the Commission may have.
A major part of processing your application
involves obtaining curriculum approval from a subject matter expert (there may
be a nominal charge) and no application will be placed on the agenda until such
time as the curriculum has been reviewed and approved.Submitting your
application at or near the deadline could delay your application if there are
problems with curriculum approval.
Bonding requirements will be determined on the
number of anticipated number of students enrolled in the first year of
operating, times the tuition, times the ratio of course length to one year.
Bond amount may also be affected by actual financial statement.
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involved so call me at
818-666-1333 or contact me and we can discuss getting
your school approved.