Commonwealth of Massachusetts
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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Education/Arts: Post-Secondary Education and Licensing

E32 Office of Private Occupational School Education
Division of Professional Licensure
1000 Washington Street, Suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
Tel: 617-727-7406
www.mass.gov/ocabr/government/oca-agencies/dpl-lp/schools/about-html.html

Post-secondary private schools and private educational organizations that conducts courses for profit or by charging tuition for the purpose of training or preparing individuals for a business, trade, technical or industrial occupation, or any other vocational purpose, including correspondence schools, private business schools, private trade schools and similar entities designated by the division require a license issued by this office. The law: G.L. c. 112, § 263, authorizes the Department of Professional Licensure to license all private occupational schools operating in Massachusetts.


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