The mission of the OBPVS is to establish, measure, and enforce standards of compliance through licensure of private vocational schools in order to support institutions, protect students, and meet workforce development needs.


April 16, 2021

Please review/update the telephone number(s) you have saved for the OBPVS.  The 2nd line (405/528-3371) was cancelled as a cost-saving measure.  The Main line (405/528-3370) & FAX (405/528-3366) BOTH still work.  Thus, when you call, you MAY receive a Busy Signal.  If you do, CALL BACK.  For off-hour calls, direct Extensions to the Voicemails of Angie Moore (EXT. 21) & Nora House (Ext. 24) do still work.

March 29, 2021

Have you ever heard of Mike Rowe, seen his "Dirty Job" broadcasts, or caught him on PBS' This Old House promoting apprenticeship activities?  Well, Mr. Rowe's Foundation offers Scholarships.

It’s that time of year again—the mikeroweWORKS Foundation is giving away $1,000,000 (Yes! One MILLION Dollars!!) in Work Ethic Scholarships for Students!

Here's the Link:   https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/  The Multi-Part Scholarship Application Deadline is:  Tuesday, May 6, 2021 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.


March 15, 2018

You might not be able to imagine someone taking advantage of students from closed schools or other tough spots – but! Scammers are out there.

A former student who is eligible may apply for her or his own Closed School discharge or other loan forgiveness, discharge or cancellation. That student does NOT have to use a contractor or PAY a contractor (possibly hundreds of dollars) to make application for a loan adjustments or termination!!!