New Entities Seeking Approval from NYSED to become an NEDP Agency

New Entities Seeking Approval from NYSED to become an NEDP Agency

Organizations interested in becoming a NYS NEDP agency must be:

  • Incorporated as a not-for-profit organization with an adult student educational purpose (with a board of directors and bylaws) or a public sector agency, i.e., governmental agency such as a school district or BOCES, providing educational services as part of their mission.
  • Operate in a region of the state where there is a need for NEDP in the local vicinity.
  • Financially solvent with adequate fiscal resources to operate NEDP.
  • Equipped with sufficient technology and dependable internet access to support implementation of an online educational program, including virtual advising and remote communication.
  • Adequately staffed with personnel available to be trained to effectively administer NEDP. Agency staffing must include a minimum of two Advisor/Assessors (A/A) and two Portfolio Reviewers. The role of an A/A is combined into one position, serving as both an advisor, and an assessor of online work. After A/As are certified and have become proficient in this role, they may serve also as a Portfolio Reviewer for clients served by other A/As.

Interested entities should complete and submit a New Agency Sustainability Plan to the NYSED High School Equivalency Office.

After completing and submitting the Sustainability Plan, agencies which meet the requirements for NEDP participation will be contacted and offered the opportunity to participate in a one-hour virtual informational session conducted by the NYSED and the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS). NYSED contracts with CASAS for the implementation and administration of NEDP.

New agency approval for NEDP implementation is limited. Priority will be given to agencies best equipped to deliver the program to an extensive clientele or serving a geographic region of the state that is underserved.  Please send an email to sends e-mail)  if you have questions about becoming a new agency provider of NEDP.  Thank you for your interest.