DPOS Connect

 

Welcome to DPOS Connect

An online tool for school users to submit/manage applications, forms, fees, school information, and filings required by the Division to maintain compliance

 

 

Use this link to go to DPOS Connect:

 

Get Started

Request a Username for DPOS Connect

How to Login 

School Dashboard Tour

Add Additional School Users

In-State School User Guides

New School Application to Operate

New Agent Application

New Program/Stand-Alone Course Application

Revise Approved Program/Stand-Alone Course

Add a New Instructor

Add New or Update School Contacts

New or Revised Catalog/Enrollment Agreement

Change of Location

Notify DPOS of Change of Ownership (submitted by current school owner)

Change of Ownership Application (completed by new school owner once username is created)

How to Add Additional Campus under Common Ownership

Additional Campus Application to Operate

Upload a New Surety or Update Existing Surety

Submit Quarterly Assessments

Annual Filings

In-State School Forms/Resources

When filling out applications in DPOS Connect, the forms available below will need to be downloaded, completed and uploaded with the school's application.

IN-STATE

Agent Permit Application

Catalog Checklist

Catalog Sample

Course Syllabus Sample

Enrollment Agreement Checklist

Enrollment Agreement Sample

Evaluator Report

Instructor Application

Separate Classroom Form (paper application to submit)

Surety: Bond Application

Surety: CD-Savings Account Assignment

Surety: Irrevocable Letter of Credit

Irrevocable Letter of Credit Requirements & Instruction

Out-of-State School User Guides

Add New or Update School Contacts

New Agent Application

New or Revised Catalog/Enrollment Agreement

Submit Quarterly Assessments

Out-of-State School Forms for Upload/Resources
When filling out applications in DPOS Connect, the forms available below will need to be downloaded, completed and uploaded with the school's application.                                                      
OUT-OF-STATE
  Agent Permit Application
  Bond Application
  Catalog Checklist
  Catalog Sample
  Enrollment Agreement Checklist 
  Enrollment Agreement Sample

 

Request an Exemption

To request an exemption for an existing school or a potential school, type the website address: ColoradoETPL.org directly in your web browser and click the New Provider/School/User: Get Started button. Choose "01-Private Occupational School - exempt" as the Provider Org Type and click Search. For step-by-step instructions, please review this user guide.

Once received, Division personnel will review the information provided in order to determine whether the school or education provider falls under the jurisdiction of DPOS, or if further investigation and follow-up are necessary to make a determination. The school or education provider will be notified of the Division determination or request for further information.

Submit a Complaint

If you would like to file a complaint about an approved Colorado private occupational school, type the website address: ColoradoETPL.org directly in your web browser and click "Submit a DPOS Complaint" to get started.

IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU FILE:  If you have a complaint (that is not about a diploma mill), please be advised that according to statute, the Division of Private Occupational Schools may only accept an electronically filed complaint from an individual who was denied enrollment; is a current student; or is a former student of a private occupational school that is approved to operate in Colorado. 

If you are a former student, the Division may only process a complaint provided not more than two (2) calendar years have passed since you  last attended the school that is the subject of the complaint.  Under very limited circumstances, a third-party, who can show a monetary interest, in a matter involving a current or former student of a private occupational school (i.e. parent or legal guardian) may also be able to file a complaint.

Report an Unauthorized School

To report a school or education provider that may be illegally operating in the state of Colorado without the required authorization, type the website address: ColoradoETPL.org directly in your web browser and click "Submit a DPOS Complaint" to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions about DPOS Connect

What is DPOS Connect?

DPOS Connect is the IT system that is used by both DPOS staff and private occupational school users to process applications, fees, changes and quarterly assessments, and annual filings.

 

How does it work?

Approved private occupational schools have at least one user assigned to have access to the school’s information housed within DPOS.  That user will log in to the system and access the school’s information. Additional user accounts can be created.

 

Why is the state transitioning to a new system?

Utilizing an electronic system vs. the old paper system is a more efficient and effective method to process applications and maintain important records.  

                                                                                                                                       

What is the benefit to the state?

This system allows access to applications in a more efficient manner in that applications cannot be submitted until they are complete with all required attachments. This will reduce the amount of time spent going back and forth between the school and DPOS to ensure all of the information is submitted for an application prior to processing it.

 

What is the benefit to my school?

A reduction in printing and mailing costs.  Schools have access to their certificates and approval letters as well as information regarding programs and courses as they are approved by the Board.

 

How will students be impacted by the new system?

Students will not have access to the new system. They will get the end benefit in that the new system cuts costs and is more efficient and accurate.

 

Who do I contact if I have feedback or questions?

Schools should reach out via email to DPOS.Success@dhe.state.co.us if they have any feedback or questions.