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Council on Occupational Education (COE)

The Council on Occupational Education (COE) is a national association that provides accreditation services to postsecondary occupational education institutions. COE’s mission is “assuring quality and integrity in career and technical education.” Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division’s COE accredited Cosmetology, Barbering, and Nurse Aide Training programs validate the Division’s high quality and certify students’ academic achievement of career and technical education skills with portable credentials in specific program areas.


Students are able to take advantage of workforce training opportunities that offer alternatives to traditional college pathways. The Division’s COE accredited programs are available to BPS high school graduates, students in Adult Education Division’s literacy programs, and all adult residents in WNY seeking to improve or gain certifiable skills.



Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education and is entitled to recognition and privileges resulting therefrom.

Adult Learning Center & Workplace Literacy Center ID#338700

Cosmetology & Barbering Training Center ID# 338701.

For more information, please contact the following:


7840 Roswell Road

Building 300, Suite 325

Atlanta, Georgia 30350

(770)396-3898 or (800)917-2081

Facsimile (770)396-3790

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