Private Occupational Schools' Licensure Statuses
Licensed Private Occupational Schools and Their Approved Branch Locations
In order to determine whether a private, non-degree granting post-secondary occupational school is currently licensed by the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL), the locations at which each has been approved to operate, and whether a sales representatives is licensed by DPL to solicit students, please use DPL’s Check A License. We recommend that you print this page for ease of reference in order to following the directions below.
Directions and Tips for Using Check A License
- Licensing Entity: On the drop down menu to select “Office of Private Occupational School Education” (Hint: Click on the down arrow and press “O” to jump to (Office of Private Occupational School Education”).
- License Type: On the drop down menu select your search choice.
- Skip to the field Business Name: Enter the name of the school or sales representative.
This field is both case sensitive and requires you to know the name of the person or school exactly as it appears in the system. For example, if you enter Plausible School, but the school is licensed as The Plausible School, your search will not yield a result. However, you can use a wildcard to assist in your search; for example, “%Salter%” will yield results for all schools licensed with the name “Salter.”
If you are unable to locate a school, its location, or a sales representative, it may be for one of the following reasons:
- The school may be overseen by another state agency (Department of Higher Education, Department of Labor Standards, Department of Public Safety)
- DPL may have determined that a school is not required to be licensed; or,
- The school may be operating in violation of state statutes.
If you are unable to locate a school and have questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Pursuant to G.L. c. 112, § 263, the DPL is authorized to take disciplinary action against occupational schools and sales representatives who are found to have violated applicable statutes or regulations governing their operation and conduct. To view a listing of all disciplinary action taken by DPL against occupational schools, please visit Look Up Licensee Discipline webpage.
DPL makes no warranties, representations, or assertions as to the quality and caliber of schools or their programs and teachers. It is the responsibility of prospective students to fully research any institution prior to enrollment. Please see the Information for Students section of our website for useful tips and background information on choosing an occupational school.
Unless otherwise noted on the Division of Professional Licensure’s website, an occupational school’s license may remain current beyond its expiration date if that school has submitted a timely and sufficient application for renewal.