Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) Info

CA Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education


The California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) protects students and consumers through the oversight of California’s private postsecondary educational institutions by conducting qualitative reviews of educational programs and operating standards, proactively combating unlicensed activity, impartially resolving student and consumer complaints, and conducting outreach. 

Marston Polygraph Academy is the only polygraph training institution approved in California.

Annual Report

​An Annual Report must be filed with the BPPE by each approved institution pursuant to California Education Code section 94934. Each Institution reports the required aggregate information for all locations (main and all branches). In addition to the Annual Report, each Institution is required to submit a Performance Fact Sheet and a school catalog.

The BPPE published the information provided in the link below as it was submitted by Marston Polygraph Academy (MPA). The BPPE does not endorse, recommend, or favor any institution whose information is published or provided.

Performance Fact Sheet

This fact sheet is filed with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, placement rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains the information as calculated pursuant to state law.

School Catalog

​The objective of our polygraph training program is to produce competent and ethical polygraph examiners, who are trained to use current techniques, formats, and equipment, in accordance with policies and standards set forth by the American Polygraph Association. Review our school catalog for more detailed information.

Filing a Complaint

Most consumers receive a quality education and have a generally positive experience from attending an approved private postsecondary educational institution (institution). However, in the event a consumer believes an institution's administrative processes or educational programs are compromised and not up to the required minimum standards, the Bureau should be notified. A complaint may be filed by writing (Complaint Form) or calling the Bureau's Enforcement Section at the following address and telephone number:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
Telephone: (916) 431-6959
FAX: (916) 263-1897 

Website: http://www.bppe.ca.gov/