If your school must apply for certification to operate for the purposes of student recruitment, please click here: MDHE600.


For schools seeking certificate to operate in Missouri, there is a three-step process:


  1. The first step in the approval process is the submission of a complete application in the EDvera system. After submitting the application electronically, the prospective school will be directed to submit a $200 application fee payable to the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD). Payment must be via check or money order and mailed to:

    Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development

    205 Jefferson Street

    P.O. Box 1469

    Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469

  2. After the approval of the application, the next step of the process is the submission of a security deposit. This commitment of financial resources is for the purpose of student indemnification and to ensure compliance with specific certification standards. It must be maintained for as long as the school is certified to operate. You will receive additional information and instructions concerning this requirement once the application has been approved.
  3. The final requirement is payment of the $300 certification fee. Payment of this fee will be requested after the approval of the application and submission of the security deposit. Payment of the fee will not be accepted until all other parts of the process have been completed.