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Our Florida Commission for Independent Education Page includes answers to the most common questions by new school owners. A great place to get started!

For a step-by-step explanation of the school license application process with the Florida Commission for Independent, education, timing, requirements, documentation, fees, and the list of boards that also require approval visit How to Open a School or College in Florida. ​

Now that you are ready to get the work going, visit How to Complete CIE New Institution Application for an explanation and tips to complete the application with the Florida Commission of Education.

Still needing assistance with your Florida school application? We are glad to help! Request a free consultation by calling 786-618-277, emailing [email protected], or completing the free session request form.  Our experience as Florida Commission for Independent Education consultants is readily available to help you obtain state approval and maintain continuous compliance. 

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Assistance with the Florida Commission for Independent Education license for vocational schools and colleges. Learn about the application process and consulting services we provide.  

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Our services as Florida Commission for Independent Education consultants have helped many new owners with applications for school, college, and university state approval. We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation. Include next is a list of our services, and links to resources available on our website to new school owners. 


  • Florida Nursing school applications: LPN, RN, BSN, RN to BSN
  • Florida Nursing Assistant school applications: CNA


New Florida School Consulting Services 

  • Assistance with Florida vocational school, college, and university applications
  • Nursing school applications: Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, Professional Nursing, Bridge Programs
  • Allied Health school applications: Medical Assisting, Patient Care Technician (PCT), HHA, Phlebotomy, EKG
  • Beauty school applications: Cosmetology, Barber, Nail, Facial, Electrology, Laser, Massage
  • Degree-granting, online, and hybrid school applications
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) school applications
  • Renewals, on-site visit preparation, new programs, and new location applications