- A complete application for licensure renewal consists of the non-refundable application fee, the appropriate and most recent annual financial statement separately submitted by the July 1 deadline date, and the timely submittal of the statistical reports called OEDS (occupational educational data survey). Note: OEDS are submitted by licensed private career schools only, not English as a Second Language (ESL) schools.
- A complete application for licensure renewal, including the nonrefundable application fee, must be properly submitted to BPSS at least 120 days prior to the expiration date of the school’s current license (5001(4)(c); 8 NYCRR § 126.10(b)).
- Schools that submit an application for licensure renewal less than 120 days prior to the expiration date of the school’s current license are in violation of Education Law § 5001(4)(c) and 8 NYCRR § 126.10(b) of the Commissioner’s regulations and may be subject to disciplinary action and penalties under Education Law § 5003.
- Schools that fail to submit a complete application for licensure renewal by the expiration date of the school’s license are no longer licensed and must immediately discontinue operation. Any students enrolled at the time of the expiration of licensure are entitled under Education Law § 5007(4)(c) to a full tuition refund.
New York State Education Law §§ 5001(4)(a); 5001(4)(b)(ii); & 5001(4)(c)
Commissioner’s Regulations at 8 NYCRR § 126.10(b); 126.10(j)(2)(ii)