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Vocational School, Trade School, College and University Assistance

Our services include assisting with new college and university applications, accreditation, compliance, and application for SEVP certification international student visas. We are available for a complimentary consultation to review your current needs and help you craft a plan to achieve your goals. 


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  • We are subject matter experts.
  • Help clients achieve goals on time. 
  • Provide mentoring and training.
  • ​Implement industry best practices.
  • Our services are scalable and cost-effective.
  • We are BBB A+ Accredited.


Starting a vocational school or trade school requires obtaining a state license that will allow your institution to offer diploma or certificate programs. The application varies depending on the state where you are planning on opening your school. In general, the new institution application process includes the following steps:  

  • Prepare a business plan and projected budget
  • Register the school corporation
  • Lease or own a campus location
  • Obtain city/state occupational certificate 
  • Secure financial resources
  • Open the school's bank account
  • Purchase instruction and operation equipment
  • Secure services and affiliation agreements
  • Obtain board approvals when applicable
  • Hire faculty and administrative personnel 
  • Submit the application, exhibits, and fees​
  • Satisfy all application review requests  
  • The commission votes and grants the license


For the specific requirements and the application process for each state, visit our page with the list of state approval agencies.  


We are ready to assist you with the application process to open a Florida vocational or trade school. Visit our Start a School or College in Florida page for information about the application process and to download the free reference guides. Visit our Florida consulting page for a list of available services. We can help you with the entire application process, including planning, preparing the application documents, and operations training.


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Accreditation consulting is one of our areas of expertise. Let us help you achieve this goal. We serve vocational schools, trade schools, colleges, and universities in all 50 states. Visit our dedicated accreditation pages for free resources and guidelines. Need assistance choosing the accrediting agency that best fits your institution? Request a complimentary consultation.


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The SEVP certification allows educational institutions to enroll international students with M1 and F1 visas. In most cases, career schools, colleges, and universities must be accredited by an agency recognized by the Federal Department of Education to qualify. Visit our SEVP Certification I-20 page for a review of the eligibility requirements, process, and exhibits. We offer SEVP certification consulting services to licensed higher education institutions nationwide.

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Assistance to career schools and degree institutions with state license applications, accreditation, and SEVP certifications. Schedule a complimentary consultation. Free Resources.


We are ready to help you in achieving your license, accreditation, compliance, and SEVP certification goals. We serve clients nationwide. Visit our vocational and trade school consulting page for additional information. Are you ready to start the accreditation process? visit our vocational and trade school accreditation page.


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Learning to operate your institution in compliance with regulatory agencies is critical for your long-term success. We provide our clients with the policies, procedures, samples, and best practices for day-to-day operations. Visit our vocational school and college compliance page.


Need assistance with your educational institution? We are glad to help! Request a free consultation by calling 786-618-2277, completing the free session request form, or emailing [email protected]. We are available to assist with your vocational school, trade school, college, or university state license application, accreditation, and international student visa certification applications. 

Applying for a State License

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We have helped many new school owners start their institutions and achieve accreditation. Once accredited, schools are able to begin the application process with the Federal Department of Education to participate in federal student aid Title IV funding.


Visit our resources and references page devoted to school owners for information, among others, on higher-ed publications, a list of recognized higher education accrediting agencies, continuing education, recommended translation and evaluation services, and the Title IV funding application page. 


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​Vocational schools, trade schools, colleges, and universities require a state license to operate. Each US state has a designated Department of Education office responsible for the licensing of education institutions. Need help finding the contact information for your home state? Visit our page with the list of state approval agencies and their contact information.  The application process varies depending on the state. We are available to assist you if you are planning on applying in the state of Florida

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​​Starting a college or university requires obtaining a state license that will allow your institution to offer associate degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's, and Ph.D.s. The application varies depending on the state where you are planning on establishing your campus.


Online institutions are also required to obtain a license to operate. In general, the new college or university application process includes the following steps:  

  • Prepare a business plan and projected budget
  • Register the school corporation
  • Open the institution's bank account
  • Lease or own a campus location 
  • Obtain city/county occupational certificate
  • Secure financial resources
  • Purchase instruction and operation equipment
  • Secure services and affiliation agreements
  • Obtain board approvals when applicable
  • Hire faculty and administrative personnel
  • Contract a student information system (SIS)
  • Contract online library services and resources
  • Contract a certified librarian 
  • Contract an online learning platform (LMS) 
  • Submit the application, exhibits, and fees​
  • Satisfy all application review requests
  • ​The commission votes and grants the license


For the specific requirements and the application process for each state, visit our page with the list of state approval agencies.  


We are ready to assist you with the application process to open a Florida college or university. Visit ourStart a School or College in Florida page for information about the application process and to download the free reference guides. Visit our Florida consulting page for a list of available services. We can help you with the entire application process, including planning, preparing the application documents, and operations training.


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