Private Career School (PCS)


Under Governor Larry Hogan's declaration of a state of emergency in Maryland due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, deadlines related to MHEC's review of applications to operate a private career school are suspended.  Additionally, deadlines related to the scheduling of administrative hearings requested by private career schools are suspended.  Please review the MHEC PCS Time Requirement Suspension 04082020.pdfNotice of this extension.  MHEC will continue to review new school applications during this time. 

Effective March 17, 2020: As it pertains to academic program and institutional approval, MHEC is only accepting electronic submissions at this time. Submissions sent via USPS or other mail carriers will have delay in processing. This will remain in effect until the end of the State of Emergency declared by Governor Larry Hogan is lifted. Training Provider Questionnaires (TPQs) and proposals for private career schools should be sent to​.



  1. I am interested in becoming a student at a private career school:
  2. I am a current student:
  3. I was a student:
  1. How to offer job/career training in Maryland:
  2. Applications and Forms for existing MHEC-approved private career schools:

  3. Newsletters:

  4. ​​​Annual Report: ​​​​​​
    • ​​​​​All private career schools must complete the 2020 Annual Report by Friday, December 11, 2020.

​​​NOTE: the "Notify MHEC" email link on the School Page is not working.  Please send any notifications to


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