Application Process for Exempt Institutions Required to File a Bond

Note: Contact Ms. Magda Rivers at mrivers@gnpec.ga.gov should you have any questions regarding the application process or in order to set up a EDvera login account.

  • Review Exemption Categories

    Please review [O.C.G.A. § 20-3-250.3] #13 OR #14 to review these specific exemption categories.

  • Log into EDvera

    Please follow the directions below to log into Edvera. Once you have logged in, you may update your contact information and begin submitting the information and/or documents needed to renew your institution’s exemption from other GNPEC requirements.

  • Update Account Information

    You will now see your “Dashboard” with your institution's information listed.

    • Your name should appear in the top right corner of the screen.
    • Click on your name to access your Profile and Notifications (this is your mailbox).
    • If needed, please update your contact information. 
    • Save the information by clicking the save button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Complete Application

    Select the “Documents” tab at the top of the page.

    • Select the “+Start Document” tab.
    • Select Bond Only Exemption”.
    • Select “Continue” if the correct application is listed at the top of the screen. 
    • Enter your institution’s information into each appropriate field. You can save this document and return if necessary. The document will be under the In Progress tab under Documents.
    • Upload the most recent audited financial statement and current accreditation documentation. 
  • Submit Application for Approval

    • Once you have completed the forms, click the “submit” button at the bottom of the screen.
    • Once you have provided all required information, your institution’s status will be “Pending RS Approval”. After it has been reviewed and approved, you will receive a confirmation email. You may print this information for your records.
  • Submit Additional Requirements

    Original proof of the bond and the Financial Viability Assessment Fee ($500) must be submitted to the GNPEC office at the listed address below.

    Please note that a late fee will apply to renewal applications and FVA fees not received 30 days prior to the June 30 expiration date.

    Contact Bond Exemption

    Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
    Attn: Bond Exemption
    2082 East Exchange Place, Suite 220
    Tucker, GA 30084