Proprietary Schools

The Board of Regents oversees proprietary schools – private businesses owned by one person, a partnership, a limited liability company, or a corporation for the purpose of selling vocational/occupational courses to the general public. The responsibility of proprietary schools is to prepare individuals for gainful employment. These schools do not award academic degrees.

In order to meet the definition of a proprietary school, a private business must either maintain a physical facility within the state, have a mailing address within the state, or employ at least one representative within the state. All licensed proprietary schools in Louisiana must abide by the Louisiana Proprietary Schools Law, R.S. 17:314et seq., that was enacted in 1972. Proprietary schools are licensed by the Board of Regents and adhere to the rules and regulations of the Louisiana Proprietary Schools Advisory Commission.

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677

Street Address
1201 North 3rd Street
Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone Number
(225) 342-7084

Fax Number
(225) 342-3371


Dr. Larry Tremblay
Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research & Academic Affairs

Ms. Carol Marabella
New School Contact
Program Administrator

Ms. Chandra Cheatham
Director of Procurement Services
Proprietary Schools Program Specialist

Ms. Kristi Kron
School Reviewer Contact
Assistant Program Manager

Ms. Nancy Beall
Solicitors and Student Contact
Transcripts/Records from Closed Schools
Assistant Program Manager

Proprietary Schools Advisory Commission

Proprietary Schools Meeting Dates

Agendas and Minutes



Request for Student Records from Closed Schools



School Solicitor/Agent Information

Statute, Administrative Code, and Co-operating Agencies

School Directories

2015 Proprietary School Directory

Frequently Asked Questions about Proprietary Schools

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