The chancellor of higher education shall establish standards for certificates of authorization to be issued to institutions as defined in section 1713.01 of the Revised Code, to private institutions exempt from regulation under Chapter 3332. of the Revised Code as prescribed in section 3333.046 of the Revised Code, and to schools holding certificates of registration issued by the state board of career colleges and schools pursuant to division (C) of section 3332.05 of the Revised Code. A certificate of authorization may permit an institution or school to award one or more types of degrees.
The standards for a certificate of authorization may include, for various types of institutions, schools, or degrees, minimum qualifications for faculty, library, laboratories, and other facilities as adopted and published by the chancellor. The standards shall be adopted by the chancellor pursuant to Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.
An institution or school shall apply to the chancellor for a certificate of authorization on forms containing such information as is prescribed by the chancellor. Each institution or school with a certificate of authorization shall file an annual report with the chancellor in such form and containing such information as the chancellor prescribes.
The chancellor shall adopt a rule under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code establishing fees to pay the cost of reviewing an application for a certificate of authorization, which the institution or school shall pay when it applies for a certificate of authorization, and establishing fees, which an institution or school shall pay, for any further reviews the chancellor determines necessary upon examining an institution's or school's annual report.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Effective Date: 04-03-2003; 06-30-2005