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Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education
400 R Street, Suite 5000
Sacramento, CA 95814-6200
(916) 445-3427
Fax (916) 323-6571
California Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education
Welcome to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education's Web Site

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education -- part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs -- works to protect students attending privately operated postsecondary educational institutions.

These schools contribute to California's economy, providing educational options for younger students, and increasingly catering to older students looking to advance or change their careers. The Bureau regulates approximately 3,000 schools serving an estimated 400,000 students.

The Bureau establishes educational standards that are intended to serve as the minimum standard for instructional quality and institutional stability for private postsecondary schools in California. The Bureau responds to student complaints and oversees a fund designed to help reimburse a student's tuition if a school closes unexpectedly. The Bureau is also responsible for approving education and training programs for veterans.

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