Notification from the Illinois Board of Higher Education for Private Business and Vocational Schools Regarding CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Impact Institutional Operations
IBHE has prepared the following information and resources in response to matters pertaining to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Illinois Board of Higher Education continues to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic throughout the state. The agency is aware many institutions may be facing operational challenges caused by this public health emergency. Therefore, the required 5th Year Permit of Approval and Annual Renewal Application submission deadlines (April 25, 2020 and June 25, 2020) have been extended to June 30, 2020. This also includes the submission of the application fee. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All private business and vocational schools (PBVS) approved by the IBHE currently must obtain authorization prior to changing the mode of delivery for approved programs/courses as outlined in the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012 (“PBVS Act”) (105 ILCS 426 et seq.) and Illinois Administrative Rules (23 Illinois Administrative Code 1095). However, in the interest of public health and safety, the IBHE is temporarily allowing PBVS to offer alternative instruction methods if the PBVS deems online instruction or temporary closure of the institution is necessary through July 31, 2020. During this time period, the IBHE requires immediate notification of any changes to the normal academic operations of PBVS entities including, but not limited to, changes to modality, program/course cancellations, and temporary closure. To facilitate the notification process, please complete this online form..
For information and resources regarding the Coronavirus, refer to the following:
Should documentation be required by your accrediting body or the U.S. Department of Education, please use this IBHE notification.
If you have any questions or need clarification, send an email to PBVS PBVS_Apps@ibhe.org .
Additionally, COMPLAINTS AGAINST AN INSTITUTION MAY BE REGISTERED WITH THE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION at complaints.ibhe.org
For private business and vocational schools (PBVS) approved by the IBHE, all PBVS entities must obtain
authorization prior to changing the mode of delivery for approved programs/courses as outlined in the Private
Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012 ...
For degree-granting institutions approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, all academic programs are authorized regardless of modality, and the relevant Illinois Administrative Codes ...