Institutional Approval and Licensure

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

BPPEWexford University is a private university licensed to operate by the (BPPE) Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (California Education Code 94900 mid/or 94915). The University was founded in 1999, originally under the name Optimal Performance Institute, and has been continuously approved by the State of California to offer undergraduate and graduate level degrees. School Code: 4306651

In accordance with the provisions of California Education Code 94900 mid/or 94915, this institution had received approval to operate from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. That approval to operate meant that the Bureau determined and certified that the institution met the minimum standards for integrity, financial stability, and educational quality, including the offering of bona fide instruction by qualified faculty and the appropriate assessment of students’ achievement prior to, during, and at the end of its programs.

To earn approved status in California, a degree-granting institution must undergo a qualitative review and assessment of programs offered and of all institutional policies, procedures, and operations. The assessment is conducted by a comprehensive on-site review process performed by a qualified visiting committee composed of educators and other appropriate experts.

Wexford University is a California Corporation.

Professional Affiliations, Listings and Recognitions

Listed – California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education Directory (BPPE)

Accredited Member – Better Business Bureau

World Education Services, Inc.
PO Box 26879
San Francisco, CA 94126-6879
Phone: (415) 677-9378

International Education Research Foundation. Inc.
PO Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231
Phone: (310) 258-9451
Fax: (310) 342-7086

Successful completion of the NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association) Personal Trainer Course and Exam is the capstone course for the associates degree in fitness training.

This certification has the following accreditations and approvals:

National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)

The CDR (Commission on Dietetic Registration) has approved NESTA’s Personal Fitness Trainer (PFT) Certification program as a CDR-approved certification. Registered Dietitians and Registered Dietetic Technicians may complete the NESTA PFT certification for 75 CPEUs.

NESTA’s Personal Fitness Trainer Certification is recognized by the National Board of Fitness Examiners

Transferable credits accepted from the following organizations for Associates and Bachelors degrees: (your admissions counselor will have details)


Spencer Institute for Life Coach Training

Institute for the Psychology of Eating

ITCA (International Triathlon Coaching Association)

(MMACA) Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Association

NPTI (National Personal Training Institute)