The New York State Education Department (NYSED), Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS), urges students to attend licensed private career schools (also known as proprietary schools), and avoid unlicensed schools. BPSS's mission is to ensure that the overall educational quality of the programs offered at private career schools will provide students with the necessary skills to secure meaningful employment and to protect students' financial interests while attending career schools. Career schools prepare students for a trade or business occupation and confer certificates, not degrees. Students should also be aware that Private Career School Teacher Licenses are ONLY VALID at private career schools licensed by the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS).
Check to see if your school is licensed.
To obtain further information about licensed private career schools visit NYSED’s Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision website or by emailing BPSS@nysed.gov