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:
- 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 $500 certification 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
301 West High St., Ste. 840
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469
- 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.
- After approval of the security deposit, the school will receive a certificate of approval to operate.