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Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) Agent Application

In the District of Columbia an agent is defined as “a person owning an interest in, employed by, or representing for remuneration, a postsecondary degree granting educational institution, whether such institution is located within or outside the District, and who solicits or offers in the District to enroll students or enrollees for such institution, or who holds himself or herself out to residents of the District of Columbia as representing a postsecondary degree granting educational institution for any such purpose”.

An applicant seeking agent licensure must submit the request by letter, with a completed application, the mandatory supporting documents, and required fee(s). Checks or money order must be made payable to the DC Treasurer. The fee per agent is $1,000 per year.

Complete applications are required to be submitted to the Higher Education Licensure Commission – 1050 First St. NE- Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20002 at least 90 days prior to the institution’s anticipated recruitment start date. Upon HELC receipt of a complete application, processing takes approximately 90 days. Requests are acted on during the public meeting of the Commission.

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