March 30, 2020
NEPCSA news + updates
Massachusetts DPL Issues Order to Close All Schools

Message from
Layla R. D’Emilia, Commissioner,
Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure 

March 26, 2020

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Order No. 13, effective immediately all schools licensed by the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL) shall close their physical locations to all employees, students, and the public until Tuesday, April 7th at noon. Schools that offer online-only training may continue to do so as long as students are not physically present at the school’s location and have to adhere to the less than ten person gathering rule. The Office of Private Occupational School Education (Office) and the Board of Cosmetology and Barbering have both been working with its licensed schools to transition to online-only training, where possible. Both the Office and the Board of Cosmetology and Barbering encourages schools to review their most recent guidance regarding approval for those seeking to switch from classroom-based instruction to online-only training. However, for those schools that cannot offer online-only training, the school will need to notify its students immediately that in-person instruction must be suspended for the duration of Governor Baker’s COVID-19 Order No. 13. DPL understands that this will likely cause disruption to both schools and students. We will work with both groups to help minimize disruption, to answer questions, and to provide further guidance as the situation unfolds. Thank you for your cooperation. 

If there are questions regarding this email, or how to seek approval for online-only training, then please see below for contact information: 

  • For schools licensed by the Board of Cosmetology and Barbering, please contact Executive Director Rich Lawless at 617-701-8676. 
  • For schools licensed by the Office of Private Occupational School Education, please contact Executive Director Matt Keigan at 617-826-5234. 
  • For schools licensed by the Board of Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons, please contact Executive Director Shawn Murphy at 617-701-8641 
NEPCSA Professional Development ​Webinar Series
Educational Programming to be Rescheduled

Due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NEPCSA will postpone the April 8th Webinar and change the May 1st Seminar to a Webinar. The new schedule is below.

Members $39.00
Non-Members $79.00

The webinars will be presented by: 
David Grimes Cyanna Education Services

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | ​3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Many Hats Of An Educator 

Discover those "unseen roles” a faculty member may have in a student's enrollment which prove to be crucial in helping students succeed.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A Hard Look at Soft Skills 

Discover methods to lay the foundation of soft skill coverage into every classroom.

Attendees will receive a Continuing Education Certificate for each webinar.
Catherine Flaherty | Executive Director
Katie Burke | Program Coordinator
Karen Flynn | Administrative Assistant
New England Private Career School Association (NEPCSA)

11 Robert Toner Blvd., # 234
North Attleboro, MA 02763
Phone: 508-695-3919