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The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (“Board”) is responsible for enforcing the statutes and rules relating to private postsecondary education in Arizona. In this capacity, this Board is charged with licensing and regulating private postsecondary private institutions operating vocational programs and granting degrees within the State of Arizona.

Please Be Advised, Pursuant To:

A.R.S. 41-1030(B): "An agency shall not base a licensing decision in whole or in part on a licensing requirement or condition that is not specifically authorized by statute, rule or state tribal gaming compact.  A general grant of authority in statute does not constitute a basis for imposing a licensing requirement or condition unless a rule is made pursuant to that general grant of authority that specifically authorizes the requirement or condition."

A.R.S. 41-1030(D):"This section may be enforced in a private civil action and relief may be awarded against the state.  The court may award reasonable attorney fees, damages, and all fees associated with the license application to a party that prevails in an action against the state for a violation of this section"

A.R.S. 41-1030(E): "A state employee may not intentionally or knowingly violate this section.  A violation of this section is cause for disciplinary action or dismissal pursuant to the agency's adopted personnel policy."

Important Announcement

The State is actively working to modernize the ways we serve the citizens and taxpayers of Arizona. Our Digitize Arizona Initiative focuses on moving services online and enhancing our applications to be more user-friendly, which will help citizens more easily connect with the services they need and allow the State to do business better and faster.

As an applicant or regulated individual/entity with Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, you now have a user account in the State of Arizona’s e-Licensing system. All of your applications, renewals, service requests, and payment for these services will now be managed through this online system. To activate your account please follow the below instructions.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Select "Login/ Create Your Account"

Step 3: Click "I Have a License"

Step 4: Complete Self Registration

  • Enter Security Code exactly as it appears: email [email protected] for token code. 
  • Create your password
  • Click "Create New Account"

Step 5: Click on "Manage Business" under Quicklinks

  • Click "Add existing business"
  • Enter Security Code exactly as it appears: email [email protected] for token code. 



For future logins, your username is your email address

With the migration to the online system, there has been a slight change to the license number.

If you experience problems logging into the system please call 602-542-5716, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Registration Guide is also available on the website.

Thank you for being a part of digitizing Arizona!

Bill of Rights for Small Business

Important Notice - July 2018

Please read the important information regarding the 2018 STRF billing.