Welcome to Private Business & Trade Schools

Private Business & Trade Schools
  • As Delaware continues to try to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Delaware Department of Education is modifying how it provides support to its customers. Those seeking help from department staff are encouraged to first call or email for assistance. If an in-person meeting is needed, the department will schedule an appointment. This is an effort to limit the number of people coming and going from offices, reduce gatherings of people and support social distancing.

    General questions (302) 735-4000 DDOE@doe.k12.de.us
    Licensure/certification (302) 857-3388 Deeds.Mailbox@doe.k12.de.us
    Charter School Office (302) 735-4020 infosco@doe.k12.de.us
    DEEDs Early Learning (302) 735-4295 DeedsEarlyLearning@doe.k12.de.us
    Higher Education Office (302) 735-4120 DHEO@doe.k12.de.us
    Child Nutrition Office (302) 857-3356  

    Private business and trade schools are educational institutions privately owned and operated for profit or nonprofit by an owner, partnership, or corporation offering business or trade and industrial courses usually associated with business training schools, trade schools or specialized skill training schools. Applications for an initial certificate of approval to conduct a private business and trade school, and for annual renewal of such certificates, shall be made on forms approved by the Department of Education. This new website contains helpful information and all applicable forms for anyone interested in this initiative.

  • Contact Information:

    Private Business and Trade Schools
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19904
    Dr. Patricia Keeton
    Phone: 302-857-3313
    Fax: 302-739-1769 NEW FAX NUMBER
Last Modified on July 23, 2021