Oregon Department of Education
Working Gears

Private Career Schools - Opening a Private Career School


News Announcements


The Private Career School office licenses private career schools and provides educational leadership, technical assistance, training, and support to over 255 private career schools in Oregon.

The Private Career Schools Licensing Unit has moved into the office of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC). The office is located at 775 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301.


Please address all correspondence and payments to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC).





Private Career School New School Application Workshop


The next workshop has not been scheduled. Please watch this site for upcoming dates.
If you are assuming ownership of an existing school and need to complete the sale prior to this meeting, please call Mathew Barber.

  • Private Career School Exemption Request Form
  • PCS Catalog Checklist
  • Supplemental Information & Updates for Cosmetology Schools


Private Career School New School Application Packet
  • Step 1 – Initial Application/Business Plan
    • Ownership Information
    • Opening Balance Worksheet
    • Projected Income/Expense Statement
    • Schedule of Fees
  • Step 2 – Curriculum Framework
    • Advisory Committee Membership
    • Advisory Committee Evaluation Form
    • Instructional Programs Form
    • Program Outcome Summary
    • Program Map
    • Core Abilities/Standards/Competencies
    • Performance Assessment Plan
    • Learning Plan
    • Internship - Externship Information Form
    • Standards Description
    • Cognitive Domain Verbs
  • Step 3 – Admission and Enrollment Requirements
    • Admissions Checklist
    • Admissions Requirements Worksheet
    • Sample Application for Admission
    • Enrollment Agreement Checklist
    • Enrollment Agreement Worksheet
    • Sample Enrollment Agreement
    • Cancellation and Refund Policies
      Policies for Resident Education, Distance Education, and Self-Directed Education
    • Tuition Assistance Worksheet
  • Step 4 – Student Files and Record Keeping
    • Student Progress Worksheet
    • Sample Student Progress Report
    • Sample Student Transcript
    • Student File Checklist Worksheet
    • Sample Student File Checklist
    • Sample Completion & Program Performance Measures
    • Sample Program Outline
    • Sample Cancellation Policy
  • Step 5 - Catalog
    • Catalog Checklist
  • Step 6 – Course Syllabus
  • Step 7 – Personnel Policies
  • Step 8 – Business Structure
    • Facilities Checklist
    • Fingerprinting/Background Check Waiver Form
    • Director Registration Application
    • Private Career School Teacher Registration
    • PCS Agent Registration
    • School Closure Plan & Sample Document


Oregon Rules and Laws



Additional Documentation


Contacts