Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Citizens' Guide to State Services

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William Francis Galvin
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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Consumer: Private Business, Occupational, Propreitary and Trade Schools

D21 Office of Private Occupational School Education
Division of Professional Licensure
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations
1000 Washington Street, suite 710
Boston, MA 02118-6100
Tel: 617-727-5811

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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