Approval Process Timeline
Annual full review approval cycle
January 1 - Approval criteria and provider application form available on DLD website.
February 1 – Deadline for providers to submit application form for review.
March-June – Approval Reviewers read applications. Applicants notified of approval status. Appeals are due 15 working days after notification. Appeal decisions will be made within 45 working days of receipt of the appeal.
June - Approved providers list updated.
Each of the dates listed move to the subsequent business day if they fall on a holiday or weekend. All are 5:00 pm PT deadlines.
Single district and affiliate approvals go into effect immediately while approvals made in a given full review cycle will go into effect in the following school year. All approvals will continue through the next three school years and should be renewed no later than the cycle in its fourth approved year. For example, a provider approved in the 2013 cycle will see its approval go into effect in the 2013-14 school year, will be approved through the 2016-17 school year and will need to seek renewal in the 2017 cycle to continue its approved status into the 2017-18 school year. Learn more about renewing approval.