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School Director:

The following information is regarding the requirements listed in the Private Licensed Schools Act and the regulations of the State Board of Private Licensed Schools for expanding the facility of a private licensed school.

According to 22 Pa. Code § 73.93(d), the acquisition of additional instructional space in the school's approved facility shall be reported to the staff at least 7 days prior to startup.

To document that you have met all requirements related to physical plants, please submit the following: a certificate of occupancy, floor plans, a bond rider or amendment stating that your surety arrangement will cover the new facility, and the mandatory $500 fee for a site visit to verify the adequacy of the facility.  Please refer to the regulations of the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, 22 Pa. Code §§ 73.92, 73.93, for information.  Following a successful site visit, division staff may tentatively approve the new site subject to confirmation by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools at a regularly scheduled meeting.

Please contact us with questions or concerns.


For additional information, please contact:

Division of Higher & Career Education |
Pennsylvania Department of Education - Postsecondary and Adult Education
333 Market Street. 12th Fl | Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
Phone: 717.783.8228 | Fax: 717.772.3622
ra-pls@pa.gov | www.education.state.pa.us