Please review the criteria for religious exemption before submitting this application.

Requesting Edvera Credentials

To begin the application process, email Ms. Magda Rivers at mrivers@gnpec.ga.gov in order to set up a login account. Please provide the name, address, phone number of the institution and the name and email of the individual who will process the application. Once this information is received, an account will be established and you will receive email instructions for completing an application for exemption.

Follow the directions below to log into the new system which permits online submission. 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.

  • Log into EDvera

    Follow the directions below to log into the new system which permits online submission. 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 school’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 “Initial Religious Exemption” from the drop down menu.
    • Enter your institution’s information. You can save and return to the document if necessary.
  • Submit Application for Approval

    Approval Process

    • Once you have completed the forms, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the screen.  Your institution’s status will be “Pending RS Approval”. The document may be found under the "In Progress" tab under "Documents".
  • Submit Additional Requirements

    A check or money order for the non-refundable initial fee ($500) made payable to GNPEC must be sent to the office at the listed address below.

    Contact Religious Exemption

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