You have a clear idea of how education should be arranged and you want to share your knowledge through the organization of an educational institution. As in any other business, it is difficult to start here, given the requirements that the state makes to improve the quality of services. You will also need to initially determine the type of your educational institution, whether it will be virtual or if classes will be held in a certain place, the first option, of course, is preferable for a start, but it is also associated with high maintenance costs. Financing will be your main obstacle that you will need to overcome immediately. If you haven’t decided yet, here are some tips on how to organize your school.
Remember: This article is prepared for the Russian market of educational services in general. Each region may have additional laws governing this type of activity, so you will need to independently find out the requirements that apply in your region.
Registration of a business in the field of education
As already mentioned, activities in the field of education have the right to carry out legal entities - educational organizations and organizations providing training, as well as individuals (citizens) registered as entrepreneurs.
The requirements for the constituent documents of legal entities operating in the field of education, has its own specifics. Those who are interested in this issue will find the answer to it in the Law, here we only note that the charters of such organizations should contain information about educational programs in accordance with which training will be conducted.
Since only non-profit organizations can be educational organizations under the Law, their registration is carried out by an authorized state body - the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation and its regional Departments (in particular, in St. Petersburg - the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Justice of Russia for St. Petersburg). More information about registration of non-profit organizations can be found on this page.
As mentioned above, training organizations can be created both in the form of NPOs and commercial organizations. In the latter case, the registration authority for them is the tax inspectorate (in St. Petersburg - MI FTS No. 15). Registration of such organizations is carried out by the tax authority in a general manner that does not differ from the registration procedure for “ordinary” LLCs.
Similarly, the procedure for registering individual entrepreneurs, both directly involved in educational activities and hiring pedagogical workers, with the exception of the need to additionally submit certificates of no criminal record, is no different from the registration procedure for entrepreneurs with other areas of activity. The registration authority is the tax office.
After state registration, the subject of educational activity (an educational organization, an organization providing training or a private educational institution that has attracted teaching staff) must obtain a license, and only after that it can begin to provide educational services. The requirements for license applicants can be found in the Law and in the relevant Decrees of the Government of the Russian Federation.
After a certain period after receiving a license, an educational organization has the right, in the manner and terms established by the Government of the Russian Federation, to apply to the Ministry of Education (or another relevant state body of the Ministry of Education) with a request for state accreditation.
Educational organizations with state accreditation and implementing general education (except for pre-school) and professional educational programs are entitled to issue state-certified documents on the level of education and (or) qualification to persons who have passed the final certification.
Petrolex specialists will always help you prepare the constituent and other necessary documents for the state registration of an educational organization, an organization providing training or an individual entrepreneur (IE), as well as complete the registration.