Private Proprietary School Registration
Information for 2013-2014
- The state of Idaho requires all proprietary schools that maintain a presence in the state of Idaho or operate from a location within the state of Idaho to register with the State Board of Education annually.
- Definition of Idaho presence (subsection 300.03)
- Proprietary schools that are regulated, licensed, or registered with another state agency pursuant to Title 54, Idaho Code are not required to register with the State Board of Education. A full list of Exemptions to registration requirement may be found in Section 33-2403, Idaho Code.
- Registration requirements are specified in Section 33-2403, Idaho Code and Idaho Administrative Rule 08.01.11 Registration of Post-Secondary Educational Institutions and Proprietary Schools.
The State Board of Education does not approve curriculum nor endorse proprietary schools.
The School must ensure that all Certificate Program curriculum is in compliance with the applicable Idaho professional or trade board's standards. If no such board or agency exists, then national trade standards or trade/professional certification will apply.
If a school must close before current students have completed their courses/programs, school officials must immediately notify the Office of the State Board of Education, arrange for current students to transfer and complete their programs or directly refund 100% of previously paid tuition for the coursework and/or programs that can no longer be completed. The school must also publish a media notice of where, when and how current and former students may obtain their records and transcripts for a period of 45 work days.