Procedures for Approval
Timothy D. Larson

Timothy D. Larson

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Procedures for Approval

Submit a complete application to the Office of Higher Education no less than 120 days prior to the date on which you plan to open your school (per Sec. 10a-22k-3 of the Regulations of State Agencies).

Submission of a financial statement/forecast (see financial requirements).

Submit a $40,000 Irrevocable Letter of Credit which will be held for 12 years from the date of initial approval.  Irrevocable letter of credit must be issued by a bank with its main office or branch located within the State of Connecticut.

Submission of a non-refundable $2,000 Application Fee filed with the application of the proposed school.

A review of the application by the Office of Higher Education which may require you to provide additional information.

The Office of Higher Education will conduct an evaluation visit (per Sec. 10a-22k-4 of the Regulations of State Agencies), using the evaluation criteria contained in Sec. 10a-22k-5 of the Regulations of State Agencies

Following the visit, the evaluation team chairperson will submit an evaluation report based on the findings by the evaluation team which will include areas of improvement. A recommendation of authorization will be submitted to the Executive Director of the Office of Higher Education once evidence of corrections to any findings is provided.

Once initial approval is granted, a school is required to renew their authorization annually for 3 consecutive years (per Sec. 10a-22k-7 of the Regulations of State Agencies).  Following the 4th consecutive year of re-authorization, a school may be eligible for a renewal of authorization for a period of up to 5 years.

Applications for approval are submitted through our Veoci database here: New Private Occupation School Inquiry


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