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How do I register


Preparation 

A prospective PEI should familiarise itself with the registration requirements and ensure that it has the ability to meet the legislative obligations before registration. The following key information and/or documents are needed at the point of application.  CPE may request for additional information not listed below from the PEI where required. No prospective PEI is allowed to advertise, recruit students, or operate before it has been granted registration by the CPE.

Corporate status of the PEI

  • For companies, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) bizfile;
  • For societies, the certificate of registration of society, a copy of the society’s constitution, and its latest annual report submitted to the Registry of Society.

Managers

  • Manager’s declaration form for each manager; and
  • For a registered society, the designation of each manager in the society’s management committee.

Courses

  • Course write-up for certificate and diploma programmes or course write-up for external degree programmes
  • Proof that the course developer or proprietor has granted the PEI permission to offer the course, if applicable;
  • Proof that the course has been validated, accredited, or offered articulation pathway, if any;
  • Details of practicum or industrial attachment, if any;
  • A sample certificate to be issued to students on completion of the course.

Additional documents for external degree programmes (EDPs)

  • Letter from Vice-Chancellor or President or equivalent of the foreign institution;
  • Profile of the foreign institution; and
  • Profile of the PEI

Application

Registration of PEI
Applications to register a PEI, as well as all subsequent applications to seek SSG’s approval or permission, or to update the Committee for Private Education , are to be submitted electronically via LicenceOne at https://licence1.business.gov.sg accessible using CorpPass. The applications must be submitted by the PEI manager.
 
The LicenceOne guide on registration of new PEIs (which shows the steps to register a PEI via LicenceOne), the Smart forms, and the templates to be completed and attached, can be found at our Resources and Forms page.

Renewal of Registration of PEI
Registration of a PEI is subject to renewal. Every renewed period of registration will be determined by the CPE based on a basket of criteria. Application for renewal of registration should be submitted to the CPE at least 3 months prior to the date of expiry of the existing term of registration.

PEIs which have met the following criteria will be eligible to renew their registration via a renewal by declaration process: 
  • obtained two consecutive 4 or 6-year registration periods
  • obtained credit rating of at least band 3.  The credit rating report should be dated within 6 months before the expiry of PEI’s registration 
PEIs are only required to submit a declaration form and a valid credit rating report under the renewal by declaration process.

The above only applies to applicants that do not offer certifiable1 private education courses.
 
Only for applicants that offer certifiable private education courses:
 

Registration of ATO-PEIs 2

Joint applications for WSQ organisation approval and registration under the Enhanced Registration Framework (ERF) are to be made to SSG via SkillsConnect at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg . The applicant must be the PEI’s Manager.
 
The ERF/WSQ OA application form and Registration Smart Form to be completed and attached can be found on our Resources and Forms page.The Fire Safety Certificate(s) for the premises to be registered must accompany the application.
 

Course Permission and Teacher Notifications

Joint applications for funding and permission to offer new certifiable private education courses are to be made to SSG via SkillsConnect at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg . Amendments to the courses and teacher deployment are to be made via SkillsConnect.  
 

Registration Renewal of ATO-PEIs

Existing ATO-PEIs are to apply for renewal of registration through email, upon notification by SSG. The applicant must be the PEI’s Manager.
  
1 See SSG’s definition of certifiable courses at https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/web/guest/revised_TO
ATO-PEIs refer to PEIs that offer Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) training courses as Approved Training Organisations

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