School License Renewal Process

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Section 5001(4)(c) of the Education Law and Section 126.10(b) of the Commissioner’s Regulations state "An application for renewal of any license or registration shall be submitted at least one hundred twenty days prior to the expiration date of the current authorization to operate . . ."

In an ongoing effort to assist school owners/directors with the renewal process, the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) has designed the School Renewal Fact Sheet to be used in conjunction with the Renewal Instructions. The use of these two instructional forms will assist the school director in submitting a complete and timely renewal application. The forms are available on the "Applications and Instructions" link of the Bureau’s website.

Once an Application for Renewal is submitted, Bureau staff will conduct a timely evaluation of the documentation submitted, the personnel and curriculum approvals, and the financial condition of the school. The BPSS Education Team Liaison will also conduct an on-site verification of compliance as part of the overall license renewal process.

Once these reviews are conducted, Bureau staff will communicate any outstanding issues with the school director. All issues must be resolved no later than the current expiration date of the school license. Failure to respond by the school’s expiration date may result in denial of the school license renewal.