Applications and Instructions for Licensed Private Career Schools

At this time some forms may be submitted electronically while the majority are in PDF format that require the user to have Adobe Acrobat, which is a free program, installed on the computer. Although PDF forms cannot be edited, they can be printed without the loss of any formatting. Or if the user prefers, they can be converted to Microsoft Word or Apache OpenOffice Writer, a free open source application, for editing. We are in the process of converting all forms to electronic versions.

Applications Instructions
Affiliation Agreement, CNA (Nurse Aide)  
Affiliation Agreement, Dental  
Affiliation Agreement, HHA  
Affiliation Agreement, Internship Site  

Change of Ownership Notification


Curriculum Application Classroom Instruction (fillable)

Curriculum Application Distance/Hybrid Instruction (fillable)

Curriculum Application Instructions

Send questions or status inquiries to:

Curriculum Application, CNA (Nurse Aide)


Curriculum Application, CNA to HHA


Curriculum Application, HHA


Curriculum Application, PCA


Curriculum Application, PCA to HHA

Curriculum Application, TAP (BPSS 30A)  
  Financial Information Reporting (PG 4-0900)
  Instructions for Uploading Annual Statements for Fiscal Year Ending 2021
  Refund Policy Guidelines

School License Application

Send questions or status inquiries to:

Summary of Licensing Steps

School License Renewal Application

Send questions or status inquiries to:

School License Renewal Instructions
  School Move Fact Sheet
School Quarters Application

Quarters Application Instructions 

Note: Proposed locations must meet local fire and building code for an adult trade school. In the five boroughs of New York City, a proposed location’s Certificate of Occupancy, must indicate an “occupancy use group” that is compliant with the NYC Department of Building code for adult trade school purposes. However, BPSS advises that all current or prospective school owners seeking new quarters, consult with a licensed architect and/or engineer who is knowledgeable about compliance with a municipality's code for an adult trade school. Schools outside of NYC are required to submit a current Certificate of Occupancy or equivalent documentation from their municipality that explicitly states there is no objection to an adult trade school occupying the proposed space. Prior to signing a lease for new space, current or prospective school owners should ensure landlords and lease documents provide for obtaining and/or maintaining compliance with fire and building code for an adult trade school and for any other modifications that might be necessary to offer instruction at the proposed location.  

Secretary's Certificate Instructions for Completing Secretary's Certificate
Skills Checklist, CNA (Nurse Aide)  
Skills Checklist, CNA to HHA  
Skills Checklist, HHA  
Skills Checklist, PCA  
Skills Checklist, PCA to HHA  

If you have any questions, you can contact the Bureau by email at or by phone @ (518) 474-3969 or by regular mail at:

New York State Education Department
Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision

89 Washington Avenue, EBA 560
Albany, NY 12234

As mentioned above, the Bureau does not have the capability to accept all forms electronically, except for the ones found on the Web-Based Computer System webpage. For all other forms, applicants will be required to follow the instructions on the application with regard to how the forms are filed for Bureau action.