Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision

Information for Certified ESL Schools Supervised by BPSS


Laws and Regulations

Disclaimer: These Rules of the Regents and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education ("regulations") are unofficial, and are presented for general informational purposes as a public service. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that these regulations are current, complete and accurate, the State Education Department does not warrant or represent that they are current, complete and accurate. These regulations are subject to change on a regular basis. Readers are advised to consult Title 8 of the Official Compilation of Codes, Rules and Regulations of the State of New York (8 NYCRR), published by the Department of State, and the State RegisterExternal Link Image Icon for the official exposition of the text of these regulations, as well as for amendments and any subsequent changes or revisions thereto.

Applications and Instructions
Applications Instructions

New School Application PDF Image Icon


ESL School Renewal Application (BPSS-121)PDF Image Icon (54KB)

ESL School Renewal Instructions PDF Image Icon (27KB)

  Checklist for ESL School Renewal PDF Image Icon (12KB)

Transfer of a Certification to Operate an ESL School (BPSS-4)

ESL School Ownership Change Fact Sheet

Notification of Ownership Change

BPSS-1T (12/12a)


Statement of Revenue Summary Worksheet

needs to be submitted with the Statement, as noted on the form

Financial Information Reporting for English as a Second Language (ESL) Schools

is informational only

Director Application PDF Image Icon


Teacher Application ESL PDF Image Icon (14KB)

Teacher Application Instructions ESL PDF Image Icon (13KB)

Agent Application PDF Image Icon (37KB)


Program Application ESL PDF Image Icon (12KB)

Program Application Instructions ESL PDF Image Icon (12KB)


Educational Forms Instructions PDF Image Icon (10KB)

Secretary's Certificate ESL PDF Image Icon (22KB)

Secretary's Certificate Instructions PDF Image Icon (8KB)


Prototypes of Administrative Forms
Attendance Record PDF Image Icon (59KB)
Certificate of Completion Sample PDF Image Icon (12KB)

Enrollment Agreement Sample PDF Image Icon (191KB)

Leave of Absence PDF Image Icon (12KB)
Student Disclosure Pamphlet PDF Image Icon (253KB)
Student Ledger PDF Image Icon (59KB)
Student Transcript PDF Image Icon (18KB)


The forms are available in PDF format that require the user to have Adobe Acrobat, which is a free programExternal Link Image Icon, installed on the computer.  Although PDF forms cannot be edited, they can be printed without the loss of any formatting. Or if the user prefers, they can be converted to Microsoft Word or Apache OpenOffice Writer, a free open source applicationExternal Link Image Icon, for editing.

 If you have any questions, you can contact the Bureau by email at bpss@nysed.gov or by phone @ (518) 474-3969 or by regular mail at:
New York State Education Department
Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision
89 Washington Avenue, EBA 560
Albany, NY  12234

At this time, the Bureau does not have the capability to accept completed forms electronically.  Applicants will be required to follow the instructions on the applications with regard to how the forms are filed for Bureau action.


Last Updated: March 20, 2015