Private Postsecondary

Private Career School Forms and Applications

New School Applications

If you wish to establish a new school in Oregon or you are assuming ownership of an existing school, please contact our office to schedule an interview with Director of the Office of Private Postsecondary Education.

Adding New Programs

If you wish to add a program to an existing private career school, please contact your designated Education Specialist to review your plans prior to submitting an application or any fees.

School License Renewals 

All private career schools in Oregon must be reviewed for licensure every year. The critical step of license renewal ensures that the operators meet or exceed the standards and requirements set forth in Oregon Laws (ORS 345) and rules (OAR 715-045) and any other requirements set forth by the state

Personnel registration 

Personnel at Private Career Schools must be registered and meet basic criteria set forth in HECC administrative rules.


If your school plans to enroll minors’ faculty, teachers, agents and individuals who hold positions of authority and control in any career school needs to be fingerprinted. (OAR 715-045-0003)​