Director Application Instructions
Instructions for Completing a "Director's Application," BPSS-15
- Read Section 126.6 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of
Education before completing the enclosed application.
- Complete sections 1 through 12 of the Director Application, BPSS-15.
- Obtain the signature of the Owner/President.
- Enclose supporting documentation such as:
- Photocopy of your high school diploma.
- Transcript from a regionally accredited institute.
- Photocopy of letter stating you completed the 15-hour director's course (if applying for a full license).
- If applicable, photocopy of private career school teacher permit or license.
- Original letters from former employers verifying five
years of acceptable experience as indicated in #10 below.
The letter must be on the employer's stationery and clearly
state the dates employed and duties performed. The statement
from the former employer must be on the Verification of Work Experience (BT-2) form if it cannot be provided on letterhead.
Special Instructions for Self-Employed
- Where an applicant is self-employed, a sworn affidavit
to that effect should be submitted and properly attested
to by two witnesses. (Note: A witness is an individual
who knew the applicant during the time of self-employment
[e.g., a customer or employee.]) The affidavit should
also include the address of the applicant's place
of business, the nature of his/her employment, whether
or not employed full time, and the dates employed.
- Where employment was in a foreign country and evidence
of such is not available, a sworn affidavit attested
to by two witnesses should be submitted. (Note: A
witness is an individual who knew the applicant during
the time of self-employment [e.g., a customer or
employee.]) The affidavit should describe, in detail,
the nature of the employment and give the names and
addresses of employers.
Likewise, where education was obtained in a foreign country, or obtained in this country and records are not available, an affidavit similar to those above should be submitted, giving the name and address of school or schools attended, whether full-time, part-time, courses completed, and length of courses. The affidavit should be accompanied, if possible, by a letter or letters from school authorities stating that the records are not available. The affidavit should be attested to by two witnesses.
- Where applicant's experience is gained from freelance
work, adequate evidence should be submitted that
the freelance work is equated to the appropriate
number of years of full-time experience. Please follow
the affidavit format indicated above if verification
from employers cannot be obtained.
- Where an applicant is self-employed, a sworn affidavit to that effect should be submitted and properly attested to by two witnesses. (Note: A witness is an individual who knew the applicant during the time of self-employment [e.g., a customer or employee.]) The affidavit should also include the address of the applicant's place of business, the nature of his/her employment, whether or not employed full time, and the dates employed.
- Explanation for any "yes" response to Question
- Enclose a $100.00 check or money order made payable to the State Education
Department. The application and fee must be mailed to:
New York State Education DepartmentThe Bureau will act upon application requests within thirty (30) days of receipt of a timely and complete application.
Bureau of Fiscal Management
P.O. Box 7346
Albany, NY 12224
- The initial application must be postmarked four (4) days prior to employment.
The subsequent application must he submitted thirty (30) days in advance
of the expiration of the permit. If the application is not submitted on
time, the license will not be backdated.
- It is the responsibility of the Owner/President to ascertain that all
information and material submitted is accurate and complete and submitted
in a timely fashion. The application, $100.00 check or money order and evidence
of work experience and education must be submitted.
- In order to qualify for a full license you must complete an approved
15-clock hour course offered by the Department. A temporary non-renewable
permit, valid for one year, will be issued until you meet this requirement.
- A high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma;
- Five years acceptable practical experience in one
or more of the courses taught in the school,
- Five years of acceptable teaching experience in one
or more of the courses taught in the school,
- Five years of acceptable administrative or supervisory
Any combination of (a), (b) and (c) acceptable to the Commissioner.N.B. An appropriate baccalaureate or higher degree upon completion of an approved college program in the field of business administration, educational administration, or public administration may be substituted for the five years of experience listed in bullet 2.
- Five years acceptable practical experience in one or more of the courses taught in the school,
- If an individual is applying for a director permit/license
for two different locations, two applications must
be submitted along with a management plan. Please contact the
bureau for a copy of the management plan guidelines to
assist you in the preparation of an acceptable plan.
- A high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma; and
- A director's permit/license is valid only for the school
and location for which it is issued. If you move to another
school, you must reapply for a new license.
- All fees are non-refundable and non -transferable.
- The bureau recommends that each licensed director also obtain an agent's certificate. Pursuant to Section 126.12 of the Commissioner's Regulations, no one may solicit, procure, or enroll students unless the person is a salaried employee of the school and holds a valid private school agent's certificate. Be advised that a licensed director qualifies to submit free of charge the "Private School Agent's Certificate Application For Licensed Directors Only" form.