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The Board of Regents oversees proprietary schools – private businesses owned by one person, a partnership, a limited liability company, or a corporation for the purpose of selling vocational/occupational courses to the general public. The responsibility of proprietary schools is to prepare individuals for gainful employment. These schools do not award academic degrees.

In order to meet the definition of a proprietary school, a private business must either maintain a physical facility within the state, have a mailing address within the state, or employ at least one representative within the state. All licensed proprietary schools in Louisiana must abide by the Louisiana Proprietary Schools Law, R.S. 17:314et seq., that was enacted in 1972. Proprietary schools are licensed by the Board of Regents and adhere to the rules and regulations of the Louisiana Proprietary Schools Advisory Commission.

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677
Street Address
1201 North 3rd Street 
Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone Number
(225) 342-4253
Fax Number
(225) 342-3371
Dr. Larry Tremblay
Deputy Commissioner for Planning, Research & Academic Affairs
(225) 342-4253
Ms. Carol Marabella
Program Administrator
(225) 219-7150
Ms. Chandra Cheatham
Director of Procurement Services / 
Proprietary Schools Program Specialist
(225) 219-7125
Ms. Kristi Kron
Assistant Program Manager
(225) 219-7141
Ms. Nancy Beall
Proprietary Solicitors and

Student Transcripts / Records from Closed Schools Contact
Assistant Program Manager
(225) 219-7139

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