More than 100 privately owned postsecondary schools are licensed by the State of Nevada. The trade/training schools are short term programs with immediate placement in the workforce as the goal. Many of these licensed schools are also accredited by regional and/or national accrediting associations. A school does not have to be accredited to operate in Nevada as long as the school has met all the state requirements for licensing. A school cannot operate without a state license. Accredited schools have access to Federal funding and can offer Federal loans and grants. Non-accredited schools often create their own form of financial aid for qualified students. For more information, visit www.cpe.state.nv.us.