Commission licenses most of the private schools that offer
training to adults with a few exceptions such as cosmetology,
truck driving and flight training. Before you enroll in
any private school, you should find out several things.
Please read the following and remember that you can contact
the Commission for assistance or more information.
to see if the school has a business license (city or county)
and if required, a license issued by the Commission on
Postsecondary Education. Licensure is mandatory in most
states unless the licensing entity has exempted the school.
In Nevada, all licensed schools are required to prominently
display its license which includes the inclusive dates of the
license. It should be current. If you are planning
on enrolling in an out-of-state school, contact the Commission
as we are in contact with other state licensing agencies.
your goal is to obtain an associate degree or higher, you
should make sure the school you are attending is accredited.
Nevada has prohibitions concerning the use of degrees that are
from unaccredited schools. There are several types of
accreditation, regional, national and specialized.
Nevada regulations mandate that the accrediting body be
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. You can
check their web site or contact the Commission for additional
schools will have a financial aid person who can help you
determine the best way to pay for your education and you
should check with the school for additional information.
There is a state Millennium
Scholarship program as well as U.S.
Department of Education programs.
the school you are attending is licensed by the Commission and
it closes while you are enrolled, you may be eligible for a
refund. Most schools are required to maintain a surety
bond for such purposes and the Commission maintains a $250,000
recovery fund. Keep in mind that the amount of
your actual refund may be less than you paid, based on
the total refund and the amount of funding available at the
time of closure. Students have up to 1 year from the date of
the school closure to submit a claim for refund. Visit
the Student complaint tab for more information.
Beverage Awareness Program
are several companies authorized by CPE to provide classroom
or online training and subsequent testing required to receive
an Alcoholic Beverage Awareness Card. Don't confuse a
program name or company with the end product. All
programs will issue a Nevada Alcoholic Beverage Awareness
Card. Cards are valid for four years and cardholders must
complete the full training program to be issues a new card.
The card must contain the students name, date of completion,
expiration and approved program name/location.