In 2010, the Medical Sales College applied for licensure through the Colorado Department of Higher Education – Responsible for the administration of and strategic planning for the state college and university system of Colorado. The Division of Private Occupational Schools (DPOS) is an agency within the Department of Higher Education and the licensing and regulatory arm for non-degree granting programs such as the Medical Sales College. The mission statement directly from the website defines the mission of the division is to implement the directives of the General assembly, to provide standards for and to foster and improve private occupational schools and their educational services, and to protect the citizens against fraudulent or substandard private occupational schools.
On December 7th, 2010, the Medical Sales College was granted a Provisional Certification of Approval (one-year) – http://highered.colorado.gov/DPOS/Board/Meetings/Minutes/2010/dec10.pdf
On May 22nd, 2012, the Medical Sales College was granted a Standard Certificate of Approval (three-years) –
On May 26th, 2015, the Medical Sales College was granted a Standard Certificate of Approval (three-years) –
What does the Department of Higher Education DPOS require for licensing and regulation?
To receive approval, an educational entity must follow strict requirements. Upon submitting an application, several sections must be completed. School demographics, school agents, surety information, required disclosures, course syllabus, required evaluator reports of entire curriculum, inventory of equipment to be used, list of text books, list of reference materials, financial documents, safety inspection, advertising materials, course catalog, enrollment agreement, instructor credentials, instructor list and more. All of this information is then presented to the board of the Department of Higher Education DPOS. A board meeting is held monthly in which applications are presented and discussed for approval.
How does the Department of Higher Education DPOS protect students?
As a licensed, regulated and bonded college, students are protected in many ways. With a required license, a student can be confident that the education has been reviewed and determined to be beneficial. With regulation, each college is required to file both quarterly and annual reports with the department. Regulations require an annual bond calculation, verification of surety, instructor forms, graduation data and most important, placement statistics. The department routinely performs on-site visitation of the approved college.
Lastly, the most important protection for students is the surety bond. This is a bond that protects all students in the event of school closure, student dispute or refund required to the student. The bond amount is dictated by student enrollment and ensures full coverage of all tuition collected. The Medical Sales College has posted a $300,000 bond for your protection.
How can I verify the current status of the Medical Sales College and Student Complaint History?
As a licensed college, we are required to follow strict rules related to handling of student complaints. Upon receipt, we must file a complaint form. As an alternative, a student can directly file a complaint (as outlined in our enrollment agreement) with the Department of Higher Education DPOS online. Since our inception in 2010, the Medical Sales College is proud to announce that we have never received a single complaint nor has a complaint been filed. 1,000+ students without even one filed complaint. This can be verified along with our licensing by contacting the Department of Higher Education DPOS @ 303.862.3001.