We have helped many new school owners start this exciting venture. Our services include the planning, application, implementation, operations training, and mentoring for the first years of operation.
We hope the information included on this page has answered your questions about starting an educational institution in Florida. Still needing assistance with your 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. We are readily available to help you start a vocational school or college in Florida and provide a consultation on continued compliance.
Starting a vocational school or college in Florida requires obtaining a license that will allow your institution to offer degree, diploma, or certificate programs. The new institution application process includes 10 steps from planning to approval:
THE NEW SCHOOL APPLICATION
Visit Open a School or College in Florida for a review of the application and approval process with the Florida Department of Education. This page includes answers to common initial application questions, Florida Board requirements, and recommended homework to complete before starting the application process.
COMPLETING THE APPLICATION STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Visit How to Complete CIE New Institution Application for a review of the submission process, formatting, and each of the 24 exhibits. This page includes tips on avoiding common mistakes, links to tutorial videos for many of the items, and application follow-up advice.
COMMISSION FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For additional information and answers to the commission's most common questions, visit Florida Commission for Independent Education. Among others, this page includes the commission scope and responsibilities, meeting calendar, application due dates, links to important pages, the religious exempt process, difference between licensing and accreditation, and what to expect after initial approval.
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