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Exemption: Any institution which believes it is exempt from oversight of the Private Business and Vocational Schools Act of 2012 must submit an application for exemption on an annual basis. 

Instructions: The following links will open up the documents you need to complete and submit to IBHE to apply for the exemption.  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:  At this time there is no fee assessed for the Exemption Request application; however, this is subject to change in the future should the Illinois PBVS Public Act or Administrative Rules ever be amended.


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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