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Annual Renewal: All approved PBVS institutions must submit a renewal application with the appropriate fee each year following the issuance of the initial permit of approval other than the year the Fifth Year Permit of Approval application is required. The Certificate of Approval expiration date determines when the Annual Renewal or Permit of Approval application must be submitted to IBHE. Please see the chart below.

Certificate Expiration
Application Due Date
June 30 and August 30
April 25
October 30 and December 30
June 25

Application Instructions: The following links will open up the documents you need to complete and submit to IBHE to apply for the annual renewal.  You can save the documents in one of two ways: either (1) right click and select “save link as” or (2) click on the link opening the document and then save the blank application files to your computer.

Once you complete all items, follow the instructions in the document “Application” under the “General Information” section that explains how to submit them as a package to the IBHE for consideration.

Note that fees are assessed for the review of applications. The fees were approved so that IBHE would have the staff to review applications and complete PBVS oversight activities. Payment of the fee does not guarantee approval of the annual renewal. 



Questions regarding the application or review process can be directed to

PBVS Staff

  • Stephanie Bernoteit
    Deputy Director
  • Nina Tangman
    Associate Director
  • Adam Campbell
    Assistant Director
  • James Matthew
    Assistant Director
  • Kristin Wheeler
    Assistant Director
  • Michelle Shaver
    Support Staff
  • Phone : 217.782.2551
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