Considerations for Early Implementation of State Authorization Federal Regulations – WCET Frontier
To early implement or not to early implement, that is the question…
Ok, so maybe Hamlet had a bit more weighing on his mind when he posed the question, “to be or not to be,” but I do think institutions need to take the question of whether to early implement new 2019 State Authorization Federal Regulations for state authorization very seriously.
A Not So Simple Choice
Let’s review. Final Federal Regulations for State Authorization and Accreditation were announced in the Federal Register on November 1, 2019. For purposes of this article we will call the new regulations the 2019 Federal Regulations. Van Davis recently provided a post about the new Accreditation rules. A few weeks ago we also provided a post about the new State Authorization rules. In that post, we shared the implications of the state authorization related regulations:
- 34 CFR 600.2 – Definition: state authorization reciprocity agreement.
- 34 CFR 600.9(c) – State Authorization.
- 34 CFR 668.43 – Institutional Information (requirements for professional licensure disclosures are described in this regulation).
- 34 CFR 668.50 – Institutional Disclosures for distance or correspondence programs – REMOVED