Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision


The Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) oversees and monitors non-degree granting proprietary schools in New York State. The Bureau is responsible for ensuring that the overall educational quality of the programs offered will provide students with the necessary skills to secure meaningful employment and for protecting students' financial interests while attending proprietary schools. BPSS licenses/registers proprietary schools and credentials proprietary school teachers to ensure that appropriate standards are met. The Bureau investigates student complaints and conducts comprehensive investigations of schools to assure compliance with Education Law and Commissioner's Regulations.  Proprietary schools under BPSS jurisdiction include trade and business schools, computer training facilities, and for-profit English as a Second Language (ESL) schools.


The below listed application modules for New School Application, Agents, Directors, and Curriculum are now available to use in BPSS new Web-Based Computer System.

For those owners who have not received their coupon code and/or still do not have the BPSS entitlement under their My.NY.gov account, please send an email to bpss@nysed.gov. It is important to include in the email your MY.NY.gov user ID, your name, school name, and school address.

Please follow the links below for instructions regarding the coupon code.
Click Here For Phase One Web-based Instructions (updated 9/2/14) (pdf document, 1.65MB)

FAQ of new web-based computer system (pdf document 36KB)

Click Here to be directed to My.NY.gov exit site

Applications with Instructions Currently Available:

Agent Application Instructions (pdf document 1.2MB)

Director Application Instructions (pdf document 1.1MB)

New Curriculum (pdf document 1.4MB)

School License Application (pdf document 1.7MB)

Teacher Application (pdf document 3.71MB)

Employee Verification Code, Generating (pdf document 350KB)

Last Updated: April 13, 2015