Proprietary Certification Application (500A)

The following excerpts from the application to establish a school or offer postsecondary education in the state of Missouri (DHE 500A) are available. Some documents contain macros and, depending on your security settings, you may receive a notice about disabling their operation. In order for the document to function as intended, you should select to "Enable Macros." Click on the appropriate link for the document and format you need.

Application Request Form

Microsoft Word and Excel versions are available for downloading and are appropriate for those schools who wish to fill the form out using those software programs, and then print it.

Application Instructions - WORD

Exhibit Checklists - WORD

Data Forms

Program Inventory (Application Item 43) - EXCEL

Total Personnel Data (Application Item 44) - WORD

Financial Resources (Application Item 45) - EXCEL

Income and Expenditures (Application Item 46) - EXCEL

Program Outline (Exhibit Four) - WORD

Administrative Personnel Report (Exhibit Six) - WORD

Instructional Personnel Report (Exhibit Six) - WORD

Please note: The department does not have the expertise or the resources to evaluate the validity of degrees held by faculty and staff from higher education institutions outside of the United States. Applications that include resumes for individuals that hold such degrees must include an evaluation of the equivalency of those credentials. While the department may approve other evaluation organizations, if they are determined to be reliable and recognized within the higher education community, it is recommended that such evaluations be conducted by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Information about this service can be found on the AACRO website.

Please remember you must request and receive a complete initial application packet in order to formally submit your application for certification. These excerpts are provided to supplement that information and assist you in completing that application.

Application Request Form