Proprietary School Registration


Curriculum Approval

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.


School Closures

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.







Private Postsecondary & Proprietary Schools Coordinator

Val Fenske Email

Admin. Specialist

Caryl Smith Email


New applications can be submitted to the Board at any time.

Renewal applications must be submitted to the Board on or before the first business day of May with proof of a valid Surety Bond.

Application forms may be submitted via email; however, the original, signed certificate of compliance included in registration packet must be mailed with the registration fee to:  

Office of the State Board Of Education
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037


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