What We Do

We are a one-stop service offering everything you need to create your business entity, navigate the licensing and accreditation processes and start your university on the right path to success.
We provide the licensing and accreditation needed to establish a new university and offer comprehensive guidance throughout the process.

This involves helping our clients understand all the legal and financial requirements around university establishment, as well as providing marketing and branding advice to ensure their university or college stands out from other educational institutions.

Our competitors can only offer a limited service, either licensing or accreditation, as most don't have the skills or team required to provide a turnkey service. This is why EEC stands out from the crowd – we can offer our clients everything they need to get their university off the ground easily and efficiently.
We aim to provide a complete service that will give our clients every chance of success when setting up their university. With EEC, you get a complete package of expertise and support for your university startup project.

 At EEC we're looking at building a long-term relationship with our clients, where launching a university is only the first step.

 We are confident that no other company can match our team of experts and their specialized knowledge.
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Business Formation

Expert Education Consultants offers a one-stop service that handles all the necessary paperwork for starting a new university or college corporation or expanding your existing educational corporation. 

When you work with us, our dedicated team takes ownership to setup your university or college business and ensuring compliance with all state, federal and local government regulations to provide you the peace of mind the right process is being followed. 

Our educational company formation services are cost-effective and include a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all fees.  Below is a popular list of business formation services we offer in all 50 states.  This list is not intended to be a complete list so reach out to us if what you need is not listed here.

  • Sole Proprietorship, Partnership
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Partnership
  • C Corporation
  • S Corporation
  • Professional Corporation
  • Nonprofit Corporation
  • Certificates of Good Standing
  • Certified Copies of Documents
  • Apostille
  • Business Name Search & Reservations
  • Fictitious Business Name (DBAs)
  • Trademark Search & Registration
  • Registered Agent Services
  • Business Licenses & Permits
  • Federal Tax ID Numbers (EINs)
  • Sales & Use Tax Permits
  • Payroll Tax Registration (SUI/SIT)
  • Reinstatements
  • Articles of Dissolution
  • Corporate Supplies
  • Compliance Monitoring & Alerts
  • IRS Forms & Filings
  • Registered Agent Services
  • Operating Agreements
  • Annual Meeting Minutes
  • Initial & Annual Reports
  • Articles of Amendments
  • Articles of Conversions
  • Corporate and LLC Kits
  • LLC Member Share Certificates
  • Corporate Stock Certificate

Licensure and Authorization

We offer consultation services that guide you and your organization through the authorization or licensing process for your university from start to finish.

Our services encompass securing the necessary business and state licenses to operate, creating business plans and operational policies and procedures, developing curricula and school catalogs, preparing annual reports and responding to state compliance issues and on-site visits.

Read our unique process to acquiring state authorization and licensing for your university, college, or vocational school



We offer a comprehensive and flexible suite of fully customizable services to support your university or college throughout the accreditation process, from basic education on standards to oversight and management of the preparation process. 

We do this by suggesting strategies to enhance compliance, preparing for accreditation, and providing quality management and expertise to help ensure a successful outcome.



Having the right person in a job role in your university can often differentiate between success and failure.  Successful universities have the right candidates in the appropriate job roles whether it is a Chief Academic Officer, faculty professor or an administrative staff role.

With over 20 years of experience in the higher education sector, Expert Education Consultants knows what roles are needed at each business phase of a new and growing university and the job skills that the right candidate needs for your university to be successful.

Read more about the different options we offer as part of our recruitment service here.


Academic Services

Working as an experienced Chief Academic Officer for multiple start-up universities over her career, Dr. Sandra Norderhaug can offer her services on an hourly basis to assist organizations to meet academic and budgetary goals.

Acting as the Chief Academic Officer for your university, Dr. Norderhaug will recruit, hire and manage the college deans and faculty, conduct annual reviews of academic programs to ensure compliance between student learning objectives and outcomes, and represent the university in liaison with regulators, accreditors and industry leaders.


Operational Services

We help our clients establish their online presence through interactive websites and social media pages. We provide the foundational structure for post-secondary education organizations by crafting all policies, handbooks, curricula, and program learning outcome maps.

We also offer: Assistance with Developing Grant Proposals 

Expert Education Consultants offer assistance to educational institutions in the development and technical review of federal, state, and privately funded grant proposals. Our consultants can both research and develop grant proposals or provide support with technical reviews, editing, and proofreading of narratives created by the client.

Our team of consultants has extensive experience in all aspects of grant writing and can assist with the following services:

  • Methods to collect and assess the required data to demonstrate a need for funding;​​ 
  • Development of an appropriate budget and personnel structure that adequately corresponds with an effective yet realistic plan of operation;​​ 
  • Setting performance objectives that are ambitious yet attainable;
  • Creation of a comprehensive yet relevant evaluation plan. 

E-Learning Services

We deploy and setup your school management system as well as your learning management system for your online, hybrid and on-campus courses.

We manage the instructional design process from start to finish designing effective and engaging  instructional course materials for online, hybrid or on-campus courses with defined and measurable learning outcomes.

 We begin by conducting a detailed needs assessment to adapt instructional content for various levels of learners, then design curricula, write storyboards, create e-learning materials using authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate, and finally evaluate outcomes through assessments.


Compliance Services

Congratulations!  After meeting all Secretary of State’s legal and regulatory requirements, a state license or authorization to operate your university has been approved and granted; however, keeping the state license or authorization is an entirely different process.

The key to keeping the state license or authorization is maintaining compliance with all federal, state and local licensing agencies.

While some compliance requirements are uniform across each state, each state has its own unique compliance requirements and check lists.

Staying on top of these regulatory and compliance requirements is time-consuming, tedious and confusing especially since state’s requirements are subject to frequent changes.

Expert Education Consultants specializes in keeping post-secondary education institutions in compliance to maintain their state license or authorization.

We stay on top of all regulations, attend government periodical meetings and get updated information to protect you from missing important deadlines and risk losing your license. 


Federal Filing Requirement Services

Regardless of what type of post-secondary education institution you run, you must meet all of the federal filing requirements. 

Most businesses won’t have federal requirements beyond paying federal taxes and complying with the Affordable Care Act. We can help you meet all federal tax obligations, including income and employer taxes.

Affordable Care Act

If your institution employs 50+ staff then you must also adhere to the Affordable Care Act. 

This must be filed annually and demonstrates to the authorities what health insurance is offered to your employees. 

State Filing Requirement Services

LLCs, corporations, and other registered business entities will often be required by their state to file annual reports. 
Exactly what and when you have to file will vary depending on what state your institution operates in. 

For example, some states may request that instead of filing annually, you file biennial or decennial reports. 

Failure to meet these requirements could see your institution lose its personal liability protection and any other benefits you enjoy as a registered entity Our service will be tailored specifically to your institution and the state-mandated requirements that you have to follow to remain compliant. 

These include: 

  • Making sure that you are aware of, and do not miss the filing requirement deadline for your state
    (Missed payments will result in costly fines or penalties) 
  • If you’re a new business, we will help with any initial reports that you will be required to file
  • Keeping you up to date with the specific filing requirements of your state
  • Staying on top of any changes in state requirements due to economic factors
    (The pandemic is an example of these economic factors and how quickly requirements can change)
  • Franchise tax payments and how much you have to pa
    (These will have to be paid if you are running an LLC or corporation) 
  • Articles of amendment
    (Some states will require you to amend articles of incorporation and file them if you have made any changes to your business)

Licensing, Recertification & Permit Services 

Applying for and obtaining essential licenses, recertifications, and permits can be a daunting prospect. 

Once you have them, taking the correct steps to make sure that you maintain their validity is an entirely new challenge. 

Our service takes care of this process which will often include direct contact with the Bureau for Private and Post-Secondary Education (BPPE) to remain compliant.  These processes will vary depending on the type of post-secondary institution you run.

Internal Requirement Services

Internal requirements are further requirements that your institution must stay on top of to remain compliant. 

Our service helps you with internal requirements such as:

  • Keeping up-to-date company records 
  • Documenting internal requirement compliance 
  • Recording important business decisions

Additional services if your institution is a corporation include:

  • Initial and annual shareholder meetings 
  • Documenting meeting minutes 
  • Implementing and maintaining bylaws 
  • Allocating stock to shareholders 

Additional services if your institution is an LLC include: 

  • Updating your operating agreement 
  • Allocating membership shares 
  • Recording all membership interest transfers 
  • Holding annual meetings 

Every newly opened university has a unique journey. We’re here to help you with yours.