Licensing regulations for residential care facilities are enforced by the Vermont Department for Children and Families via the Family Services Division. It includes residential treatment programs and wilderness programs for youth.
Vermont private schools have no requirements for accreditation, registration or licensing. Approval is optional and schools may apply with the State Board of Education. Approved private schools must meet the board’s minimum course of study and complies with a range of standards. Teachers are not required to be licensed or certified.