The North Dakota Department of Human Services is the regulatory agency for 24-hour child care facilities in the state and sets the standards for child care and group home facilities. The Licensing Review Teams visit each facility annually, plus random onsite visits.
All private schools in North Dakota must be approved by the superintendent of public instruction for the state. Teachers at approved private schools must be licensed and the state checks to see that all schools offer the proper subjects required by law. Criminal background checks are required for all school employees and each private school must meet all the state requirements for fire, health, sanitation and safety. There is no state policy for testing or for professional development.