Division of Private Occupational Schools

Application Changes for DPOS

Due to the implementation of our new IT system, DPOS will not be accepting any applications for approval nor instructor notifications (except 2022 Renewal applications) beginning Wednesday, December 1, 2021 until the system launch in early January 2022.  The purpose for this temporary pause in accepting applications is to enable the Division time to migrate data and update school information from the Division’s existing database to the new IT system currently under construction. Prior to system launch, each school will receive instructions on its use.


If you have any applications for approval to submit, the Division encourages you to wait until the system launches to enable electronic processing of the application.  However, if you need Division action prior to then, please submit the paper version well before the December 1, 2021 deadline to allow time for processing.


Surety documents and Continuation Certificates should still be submitted in the usual manner during this time to ensure compliance with Rule IV.E.1.b.




During the COVID-19 pandemic the Division is working through the Department to keep schools updated as it receives information. For a list of notices provided for Private Occupational Schools, please see below.


Division guidance to Schools regarding Public Health Order 20-28 and Executive Order D 2020 091:


Rulemaking Hearing for Proposed Rules and Regulations Revisions - January 25, 2022

Division of Private Occupational Schools January Board Meeting - January 25, 2022


Notice to ALL Private Occupational School Directors -  Quarterly Assessments - DUE January 15, 2022





Board Directive Regarding Advanced Training within Programs 9/4/2020 


Notice to Schools Regarding Method of Delivery Changes 9/4/2020 


Further Guidance to Private Occupational Schools Regarding COVID-19 Information 

Governor Polis Pushes for Federal Funding for Small Businesses

Opportunity For All DPOS Schools

Ancillary/Supplementary Education Questionnaire

Colorado Open Records Act

  • The Colorado Department of Higher Education is committed to transparency and open government. Please review our revised Colorado Open Records Act Policy for information about fees associated with processing CORA requests.

Social Security Fraud Hotline http://www.ssa.gov/oig/hotline/

The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) has developed a tremendous resource to assist students with loan issues.  The website has information on how to work through a default, repayment issues, renegotiating loans, other payment options, etc.  http://www.studentloanborrowerassistance.org/