Information For Schools

Schools subject to DPL licensure must first receive from the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) that they are financially qualified to operate. At that point a school is eligible to apply to DPL for private occupational school licensure.

Applicationso submitted to DPL information regarding instructors, facilities and equipment, courses, and fields of instruction, as well as the form of any contract or agreement to be executed by a prospective student. DPL will review license applications and conduct criminal background checks of principals, administrators, employees, and other individuals who are related to private occupational schools. Schools also must furnish a bond with surety or a form of indemnification acceptable to DPL in an amount determined by the OSA of not less than $5,000. A decision to deny a license is subject to administrative and judicial review. The DPL license application form for schools is available here.

School Procedures and Forms

For more information regarding policies, guidelines, application process, fees and other elements of the licensing process that are applicable to owners and directors of existing or prospective private occupational schools, please visit the following links: