ACCREDITATIONS / LICENSES / APPROVALS / MEMBERSHIPS

Accredited by:

The Council on Occupational Education (COE)
Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the council:
41 Perimeter Center East, NE, Suite # 640
Atlanta, GA 30346
770.396.3898 or 800.917.208
http://council.org

Licensed by:

The Commission for Independent Education (CIE) / Florida Department of Education (DOE)
Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the commission:
325 West Gaines Street, Suite # 1414
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
850.245.3200 or 888.224.668
www.fldoe.org/cie

The Department of Health of Florida (DOH) / Department of Quality Assurance
Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the commission:
4042 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL
Phone: 850-488-0595
Fax: 850-245-4791
www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/massage-therapy/licensing/index.html

Licensed and Regulated by:

The Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) for professions under Cosmetology and Barber
1940 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2202
850.487.1395 or 850.488.576
www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/index.html

Approved or Assigned by:

  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to accept non-immigrant student applications so that they may apply for the M-1 Student Visa: www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
  • The Florida State Approving Agency for Veterans Training – BSA is approved for veterans, reservists, and eligible dependents to receive educational benefits under the various educational laws and/or programs approved by the Veterans Administration: www.va.gov
  • The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) for various state programs such as, the Florida Bright Future Scholarship and the Scholarships for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans and Service Members (CSDDV): www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org
  • The Florida Pre-Paid College to receive contract benefits: www.myfloridaprepaid.com
    **The Florida Pre-Paid College Board does not endorse any particular educational institution.
  • The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB): www.ncbtmb.org
  • The Florida Electrolysis Council / Florida Department of Health to teach the Electrolysis program and the Laser CIE course: www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/electrolysis/index.html
  • The Massage Therapy Board / Florida Department of Health – as a Massage Therapy Approved school to teach the Massage Therapy and Spa Therapy programs: www.doh.state.fl.us.mqa/massage

The following campuses are accredited, licensed and/or approved for the aforementioned:

Hialeah (Main Campus) – License #1083

Miami – License #1334

North Miami Beach – License #3232

Homestead – License #3874

Miami Beach – License #4485

If you have any accreditation and/or licensing questions that are not answered by this catalog, please contact our Regulatory Reporting and Approvals Department at: 305.824.2213.

BSA is a Member of:

  • The American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) – the source for hair, skin and nail education: www.beautyschools.org
  • NAFSA – The Association of International Educators – the leading professional association dedicated to international education: www.nafsa.org
  • The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) – the voice of business in South Florida: www.miamichamber.com
  • The Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges (FAPSC) – providing leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education: www.fapsc.org
  • The International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC) – offering certifications in over 38 countries worldwide: www.itecworld.co.uk
  • The International Consultants for Education Fairs (ICEF) – connects educators and students: www.icef.com
  • The South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) – committed to enhancing the quality of education: www.sflhcc.com
  • The Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce – dedicated to promoting local businesses and establishing vital connections within the North Miami Beach area: www.nmbchamber.com
  • The Beacon Council (BC) – facilitates the creation of quality jobs: www.beaconcouncil.com
  • The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce – represents a wide cross section of private sector businesses: www.thebahamaschamber.com
  • The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR) – keep members informed of important trends in the business world: www.amcham.org.do/en
  • The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce – dedicated to promoting local businesses and establishing vital connections within the Miami Beach area: www.miamibeachchamber.com
  • The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) – Is a program that provides educational assistance to spouses of active duty service members: http://military.com