Welcome to 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 or DDOE@doe.k12.de.us
Licensure/certification: (302) 857-3388 or Deeds.Mailbox@doe.k12.de.us
Charter School Office: (302) 735-4020 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Delaware First/Office of Early Learning: (302) 735-4295 or email@example.com
Higher Education Office: (302) 735-4120 or 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 SchoolsDelaware Department of Education35 Commerce Way, Suite 1Dover, DE 19904Dr. Patricia KeetonPhone: 302-857-3313Fax: 302-739-1769 NEW FAX NUMBER