In order to legally operate in California, state approval through the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education (BPPVE) was required until July, 2007. An applicant had to endure an extensive and sometimes rigorous application process before opening and operating.
As explained on the prior homepage, that situation has changed. With the enactment of AB 48 state regulation of the private postsecondary education sector in California has returned.
Many states have a set of regulatory requirements before a new private postsecondary educational institution can open and operate. Some states require full accreditation from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency before they will allow operation in their state.
Whether state regulation in a state is currently required or not, owners and operators of private postsecondary schools are WISE to lay the right foundation and build the right framework for their school in order to attract students, grow the institution, and be eligible to seek and obtain private accreditation.
Separate and subsequent application processes are required to become an accredited institution. Some of those accrediting agencies with links on the homepage constitute the largest and oldest accrediting agencies. But there are many recognized accrediting agencies, some regional, others national, still others more specific and programmatic.
If you are interested in opening a private postsecondary degree-granting or vocational/non-degree granting institution, making changes to an existing institution, considering a purchase or change of ownership, obtaining private accreditation, or have particular operational or management challenges, I can help you with practical assistance gained from extensive and direct experience.
If you are preparing for a site visit, need assistance with curriculum development, or simply need expert advice and assistance in a host of other service areas described on this website, you will appreciate the knowledge and extensive direct experience provided by EdVentures Consulting.