Division of Private Occupational Schools

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 (notices are posted in reverse chronological order).

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


Division of Private Occupational Schools Stakeholder Meeting - June 30, 2020

College of International Esthetics Closure Information

Division of Private Occupational Schools Board Meeting - June 23, 2020

Annual Filings Due July 31, 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

Notice to ALL Private Occupational School Directors - re: Quarterly Assessments - DUE July 15, 2020

Notice to Massage Therapy Stakeholders - Informal Meeting - April 10, 2019

Notice to Massage Therapy Stakeholders - March 22, 2019

Notice to Massage Therapy Stakeholders - February 27, 2019

Division Stakeholders Meeting - February 27, 2019 - POSTPONED

Dec. 7, 2018 Ecotech Institute and Brightwood College Closing: Education Corporation of America, Inc. discontinued all academic operations in Colorado on Dec. 7, 2018, affecting three locations in Colorado operating as Brightwood College, Brightwood (ITA) and Ecotech Institute.

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/