Apply for a New Program Provider Certification

Main Headquarters Location

A main headquarters location is the primary administrative center of a certified offender education provider that is identified as the business address in the provider’s application.

Providers may have multiple main headquarters locations, and a new application for a main headquarters is required if a provider is opening a new location that is not in the same county or an adjacent county to an existing main headquarters location.

Application and Fee

To apply for a new program provider certification at a main location, please submit the appropriate form, as shown below.

The application fee is $300 per program.

Certifications are valid for two years from the date of issue.

Designation of Administrator

All program providers must designate an administrator, who is a certified instructor authorized to act on behalf of the provider, relating to compliance with state laws and rules.

You must notify the department in writing within 30 days of any change to the designated administrator.


Branch Location

A branch location certification allows a provider who currently holds a valid certificate to offer courses at a location other than the main headquarters, however, the branch location must be in the same or adjacent county as the program provider's headquarters.

Application and Fee

To apply for a new program provider certification at a branch location, please submit the appropriate form and fee of $5 per program.

A provider who wants to offer offender education coursework at a site that is not located in the same or adjacent county as the provider's headquarters, must submit a separate provider application for a main headquarters location. Once the separate headquarters location has been approved by the department, you may establish branch sites from that location in accordance with the administrative rules.