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There are six annual due dates for new institution applications: 

  • January 1st
  • March 1st
  • May 1st
  • ​July 1st
  • September 1st
  • ​November 1st

The process takes between 6 to 9 months for a complete well-prepared application. The commission expects applications to include all required exhibits. Let us help you prepare a winning package.

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. Included next is a list of our services and links to free resources available on our website. 


New Florida School Consulting Services 

Helping You Open a Florida Institution​​

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We have helped many new Florida school owners obtain their career school and college licenses. We are readily available to assist you! 

Our consulting services for new school applicants include:

  • The planning and budget projections
  • Preparing the application and exhibits
  • Operations and compliance training
  • Sample student and employee files
  • Sample syllabus and rubrics
  • License renewal training
  • Onsite visit preparation training
  • Annual reporting training​

We are ready to assist you with your

  • Florida vocational school, college, or university
  • Allied health school: Medical Assisting, Patient Care Technician (PCT), HHA, Phlebotomy, EKG
  • Beauty school: Cosmetology, Barber, Nail, Facial, Electrology, Laser, Massage
  • Degree-granting, online, or hybrid school
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) school


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Review the list of exhibits to be presented with the application.  Download the free reference guide. This checklist will help you gain an understanding of the initial investment required to apply. 

For an introduction to the application process, visit our Start a Vocational School or College in Florida Page. Learn about the milestones to be achieved and answers to the most common questions by new school owners.

Florida Commission for Independent Education Consultant

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

Six Reasons to Hire Our Services

  • 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.

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Once the initial provisional license is granted, we are available for continued consulting and support:

  • License renewals
  • Compliance training
  • New program applications
  • Change in ownership
  • Change of location
  • Opening additional campuses
  • Accreditation
  • SEVP Certification I-20 Visas
  • Nursing programs applications for institutionally accredited institutions


Services for Licensed Institutions 

Still needing assistance with your Florida school application? We are glad to help! Request a free consultation by calling 786-618-2277, 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.