Overview Of Requirements For Institutions

For the purpose of consumer protection, 34 CFR 668.43 as amended requires Title IV institutions to identify which of their academic programs (whether online, hybrid, or face-to-face) are designed to fulfill the educational requirements for a professional license or certification that is a gateway for entry into a specific occupational field. For your convenience, a list of potential fields is provided below. Then for each academic program that falls within this category, institutions must develop two kinds of disclosures related to professional licensure or certification:

  • General Disclosure (34 CFR 668.43 (a)(5)(v)
  • Direct Disclosure (34 CFR 668.43 (c)(1) et seq.

General disclosures entail posting information in a public place, such as on your website or in your catalog, and must include state-by-state determinations of whether the program fulfills educational requirements for licensure or certification in that state. ACHE has developed a template that institutions may adopt to comply with this federal requirement: public disclosure template

Direct disclosures are targeted communications to individual students who are enrolled in or who are considering enrolling in a program that is designed to lead to licensure. These disclosures must indicate whether the student’s chosen program fulfills the education requirements for licensure or certification within that student’s state of residence.

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