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How to Apply for MHEC Approval for Changes or Modifications to an Approved Private Career School

Private career schools that are approved to operate in Maryland must seek and obtain prior MHEC approval before

  1. Offering a new program, 
  2. Modifying an approved program, 
  3. Changing locations or adding a separate classroom, 
  4. Changing ownership, or 
  5. Operating an "other business" on the premises of the school. 

To obtain the applications and instructions for completing the forms, electronically access the required application below. 

For links to download free software for ADOBE PDF documents and Microsoft Word Viewer, go to the Accessibility web page.

Private Career School Policies and Regulations

Policies and Procedures for Private Career Schools (PDF)

Code of Maryland Regulations 13B.01.01. Minimum Requirements for Private Career Schools (PDF)


Offering a new program

Before completing an application for approval of a new program, view all PROGRAM ALERTS.

Application for Approval of a New Program (PDF) (Word)

Application for Approval of a New Program Offered in Part or Whole via Distance Education (PDF) (Word).  Considerations for offering a program via distance education, whether in part or whole.

NOTE: Evidence is required to substantiate that a labor market demand exists in Maryland for proposed program(s) and that the proposed program(s) prepare students to meet this demand. 

General Market Demand Information (PDF) 

Sample Market/Employer Demand Survey (PDF)

Downloadable Market Survey Form (MS Word Electronic Form)


Modifying an approved program

Application for Approval of a Modification to an Approved Program (PDF) (Word)

Application for Approval of a Substantial Modification to an Approved Program (PDF) (Word)


Changing locations

Application for Approval of a Change of Location (PDF) (Word)


Adding a separate classroom

Application for Approval of a Separate Classroom (PDF) (Word)


Changing ownership

Application for Approval of a Change of Ownership of a Private Career School

(PDF) (Word)


Operating an "Other Business" on the premises of the school 

Application for Approval to Operate an "Other Business" on the Premises of a School (PDF) (Word)


Personnel Changes

Personnel Form (PDF) (Word)


Financial Guarantee forms

Performance Bond Form (Word) 

Letter of Credit Form (Word)



Catalog Checklist (PDF) (Word)

Enrollment Agreement Checklist (PDF) (Word)

Permanent Account Card Checklist (PDF) (Word)

Permanent Student Transcript Checklist (PDF) (Word)


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