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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. ​

Attention: Please allow at least six months for licensure application review after payment of the application fee is received by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission.  New school applicants who thoroughly review the application instructions, submit a complete and organized application, and who require little assistance from our staff may take less time to obtain private career school licensure approval.  

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 fingerprinting for​ any teachers, agents or individuals who hold positions of authority and control (OAR 715-045-0003)​.