Private Postsecondary

Private Career School Forms and Applications

New School Applications

Prospective school owners intending to establish a new school in Oregon, or who are assuming ownership of an existing school, must contact the HECC to schedule an interview with HECC staff.

Adding New Programs

Schools seeking to add a program to an existing private career school must contact their designated Education Specialist to review their plans prior to submitting an application or fees.

School License Renewals 

All private career schools in Oregon must be reviewed for renewal of licensure every year. The critical step of license renewal ensures that the operators meet or exceed the standards and requirements set forth in Oregon statute (ORS 345) and administrative 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.

Required Background Checks:

If a school plans to enroll minors, it must provide documentation of criminal background checks, including fingerprintingfor any teachers, agents or individuals who hold positions of authority and control (OAR 715-045-0003)​.

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