POSTSECONDARY AND PROPRIETARY SCHOOLS
33-2403. Registration of proprietary schools. (1) Unless exempted as provided in subsection (4) of this section, each proprietary school which maintains a presence within the state of Idaho, or which operates or purports to operate from a location within the state of Idaho, shall register annually with and hold a valid certificate of registration issued by the director.
(2) The board shall prescribe by rule the procedure for registration, which shall include, but is not limited to, a description of each course or courses of study, for academic credit or otherwise, that a proprietary school intends to conduct, provide, offer or sell.
(3) The director may deny the registration of a proprietary school that does not meet the standards or criteria established in rule by the board. The administrative procedure act, chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, shall apply to any denial of registration under this section.
(4) The following individuals or entities are specifically exempt from the registration provisions required by this section:
(a) An individual or entity that offers instruction or training solely avocational or recreational in nature, as determined by the board.
(b) An individual or entity that offers courses recognized by the board which comply in whole or in part with the compulsory education law.
(c) An individual or entity that offers a course or courses of study sponsored by an employer for the training and preparation of its own employees, and for which no tuition fee is charged to the student.
(d) An individual or entity that conducts or engages in activities that would otherwise require registration under chapter 24, title 33, Idaho Code, if another state agency, commission or board regulates such activities pursuant to title 54, Idaho Code.
(e) An individual or entity that offers intensive review courses designed to prepare students for certified public accountancy tests, public accountancy tests, law school aptitude tests, bar examinations or medical college admissions tests, or similar instruction for test preparation.
(f) An individual or entity offering only workshops or seminars lasting no longer than three (3) calendar days and offered no more than four (4) times per year.
(g) A parochial or denominational institution providing instruction or training relating solely to religion and for which degrees are not granted.
(h) An individual or entity that offers postsecondary credit through a consortium of public and private colleges and universities under the auspices of the western governors.
(i) An individual that offers flight instruction and that accepts payment for services for such training on a per-flight basis after the training occurs, or that accepts advance payment or a deposit for such training in a de minimus amount, as established by the board in rule.
(5) The director shall assess an annual registration fee on each proprietary school required to be registered under this section as established in rule by the board. Such annual registration fee shall not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) and shall be collected by the director, and shall be dedicated for use by the director in connection with his responsibilities under this chapter.
[33-2403, added 2006, ch. 240, sec. 6, p. 728; am. 2009, ch. 26, sec. 4, p. 75; am. 2011, ch. 159, sec. 3, p. 448.]
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