3332.06 Certificate of registration and appropriate program authorization required for programs.

(A)

(1) No program shall be established, offered, or given for a charge, fee, or other contribution; no certificate, diploma, degree, or other written evidence of proficiency or achievement shall be offered whether in a specified place, by correspondence, or any other means of communication, or awarded; and no student enrollment in such program shall be solicited through advertising, agents, mail circulars, or other means, until the person planning to offer or offering such program, certificate, diploma, or degree has obtained a certificate of registration and appropriate program authorization in accordance with section 3332.05 of the Revised Code. No school shall offer a baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree program unless it has received a certificate of authorization from the Ohio board of regents and program authorization from the state board of career colleges and schools.

(2) No institution receiving a certificate of registration after July 28, 1989, shall call itself a "university" unless it meets all of the following conditions:

(a) It also holds an equivalent certificate issued by another state;

(b) It calls itself a "university" in that other state, as permitted under the terms of the other state's certificate;

(c) It has been issued degree program authorization under division (C) of section 3332.05 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board shall petition the court of common pleas of the county in which a person or agent, as defined in section 3332.01 of the Revised Code, offers one or more programs subject to this chapter or advertises for the offering of such programs without a certificate of registration and program authorization, for an order enjoining such offering or advertising. The court may grant such injunctive relief upon a showing that the respondent named in the petition is offering or advertising one or more programs without a certificate of registration and program authorization.

Effective Date: 04-03-2003