The Kansas Board of Regents Private Postsecondary Education Department authorizes private and out-of-state institutions to operate in Kansas with a Certificate of Approval that must be renewed annually. These schools offer instruction for business trade, technical or industrial occupations, or confer degrees. All schools operating with a physical presence in Kansas or that are actively soliciting* enrollment of prospective students to receive instruction in the state of Kansas must apply for a certificate of approval or an exemption.

An institution approved by the Kansas Board of Regents goes through a comprehensive and rigorous process to ensure it is educationally sound, financially stable, and well run.  Kansas Board of Regents Private Postsecondary Education staff strive to work closely with approved institutions to ensure the continued quality of educational programs is the best possible for Kansas students.

Private and out-of-state postsecondary institutions offering coursework in Kansas should review the information on this website to determine if a Certificate of Approval is required to operate in Kansas.  Click here to review information, learn how to apply, print forms, and contact us for help.

For information on teacher education and licensure, contact Scott Myers, Director of Teacher Education and Licensure, Kansas Department of Education, (785) 296-8010 or via e-mail at

For information on Real Estate licensure educaton, contact Kelly White with the Kansas Real Estate Commission at

For information on Nursing programs, contact Mary Blubaugh, Executive Administrator with the Kansas Board of Nursing at

For more information on Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Medication Aide (CMA), and Certified Home Health Aide (HHA), please contact Steve Irwin, Director of Health Occupation Credentialing, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services at

For more information on Cosmetology exams and licensure, contact LeAnna Hickman with the Kansas Board of Cosmetology at

For more information on Barbering licensure, contact the Kansas Board of Barbering at

*Active solicitation of Kansas students may include (but is not limited to) trying to attract Kansas students (who will remain in Kansas while taking course work) by doing things like placing ads in Kansas papers or running ads on Kansas based TV or Radio stations, mailing Kansas residents written material, sending representatives into Kansas to attempt student recruitment, or engaging in other means of solicitation that specifically contacts or targets Kansas residents in order to encourage them to enroll.

Applying for Certificate of Approval

Anyone wishing to establish or purchase an institution in the State of Kansas must apply for... Read more.

Obtaining a Transcript

The Kansas Board of Regents will provide copies of transcripts to students from... Read more.

Statutes & Regulations

For private and out-of-state institutions... Read more.

Private Postsecondary Complaint Process

Link to documents students may find useful for the complaint process... Read more.

Private/Out-of-State Frequently Asked Questions

This section is intended to answer general questions about KBOR's Private Postsecondary Education... Read more.

2013 Annual Meeting Presentations

Click here to access presentations given at the 2013 Annual Meeting... Read more.