Distance Education Management

States Approval List - Central Georgia Technical College

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Alabama Not Applied 9/26/2012


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Alaska Pending 1/9/2012 Exemption from Authorization - work in ...

Exemption from Authorization - work in process.


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Arizona Approved 6/29/2011 The Arizona State Board would not require ...

The Arizona State Board would not require licensure of distance education programs as long as there will be no physical presence in Arizona, as defined by A.R.S. § 32-3001(5). The Board defines physical presence as the use of any Arizona address, Arizona phone numbers, contact information of anyone listing an Arizona address or program offerings in Arizona. The Board does not license, regulate or have any jurisdiction over public institutions. Persons who are not operating private postsecondary programs under the Board's jurisdiction are not required by law to obtain a statement of exemption or waiver from the Board. Similarly, the Board is not required to issue statements of exemption or waiver.


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Arkansas Approved 9/26/2012 Approved under blanket SREB agreement.

Approved under blanket SREB agreement.


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California Approved 10/27/2011 Public institutions do not need to seek ...

Public institutions do not need to seek approval to offer distance education programs in California.


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Colorado Approved 10/27/2011 Under current policy, degree-granting ...

Under current policy, degree-granting institutions must have a physical presence in the state to qualify for state authorization. Have not received response from second TCSG email to verify Colorado has not changed its regulations.


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Connecticut Approved 10/27/2011 Our colleges do not have a physical ...

Our colleges do not have a physical presence in the state of Connecticut and for institutions that do not have a physical presence in the state of Connecticut, the regulations do not apply.


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Delaware Approved 10/27/2011 No Physical presence in Delaware so ...

No Physical presence in Delaware so approval is not required.


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Florida Not Applied 9/26/2012


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Hawaii Approved 10/21/2011 Central Georgia Technical College is ...

Central Georgia Technical College is accredited by SACS COC (the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) which is recognized by the United States Department of Education.


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Idaho Approved 10/27/2011 Effective June 13, 2011, Idaho changed its ...

Effective June 13, 2011, Idaho changed its policy and now requires only those degree granting institutions with actual teaching or business operations inside the state to register.


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Illinois Pending 10/27/2011 Submitted Illinois Distance Education ...

Submitted Illinois Distance Education Programs - Online Request Form.


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Indiana Approved 1/11/2012 Per Mr. Ross Miller, Director of ...

Per Mr. Ross Miller, Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance from the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education the 25 technical colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia are exempt for having to apply for authorization to teach distance education students to Indiana residents due to TCSG and the 25 technical colleges being a state - public system which is supported by taxation from local and state funds.


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Iowa Pending 10/21/2011 TCSG has emailed Iowa a written notice ...

TCSG has emailed Iowa a written notice stating none of the 25 technical colleges in Georgia meet any of the conditions (physical presence) in Iowa. TCSG is waiting on a response – a written statement on behalf of all of the schools that essentially states none are required to register with the state of Iowa at this time.


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Kansas Approved 10/27/2011 The schools of the Technical College ...

The schools of the Technical College System of Georgia do not need to apply with the Kansas Board of Regents for a Certificate of Approval.


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Kentucky Approved 9/26/2012 Approved under blanket SREB agreement.

Approved under blanket SREB agreement.


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Louisiana Approved 9/26/2012 Approved under blanket SREB agreement.

Approved under blanket SREB agreement.


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Maine Approved 10/14/2011 On-line instructional service providers, with ...

On-line instructional service providers, with no physical presence within the boundaries of the State of Maine, are not required to secure Maine licensure to operate as a proprietary school or State Board of Education authorization to operate in Maine as an approved degree-granting institution.


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Maryland Not Applied 9/26/2012


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Massachusetts Not Authorized 1/9/2012 Central Georgia Technical College is not ...

Central Georgia Technical College is not Authorized/Licensed by the state of Massachusetts to provide educational services.

 

Michigan Approved 6/1/2011 Public Universities, Community Colleges ...

Public Universities, Community Colleges and Technical Colleges are not required to seek approval or licensure to operate, advertise, recruit or employ faculty within the state of Michigan.


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Minnesota Not Authorized 1/9/2012 Central Georgia Technical College is not ...

Central Georgia Technical College is not Authorized/Licensed by the state of Minnesota to provide educational services.

 

Mississippi Approved 9/26/2012 Approved under blanket SREB agreement.

Approved under blanket SREB agreement.


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Missouri Approved 2/14/2012 Central Georgia Technical College has ...

Central Georgia Technical College has complied with the Missouri state requirements pertinent to 34 C.F.R. 600.9(c).


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Montana Approved 10/27/2011 Received letter of State Authorization.

Received letter of State Authorization.


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Nebraska Approved 11/2/2011 In Nebraska approval is not needed to ...

In Nebraska approval is not needed to offer courses or programs that are entirely online with no physical presence in the state.


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Nevada Approved 1/11/2012 Central Georgia Technical College is not ...

Central Georgia Technical College is not required to be licensed in Nevada by the Commission on Postsecondary Education.


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New Hampshire Approved 10/14/2011 Central Georgia Technical College does ...

Central Georgia Technical College does not have a physical presence in the state of Hew Hampshire. Under New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules, Chapter Pos 1001.01, the Commission has construed its jurisdiction not to extend to "An out-of-state institution with no physical presence in the state of New Hampshire" that is accredited by a regional or national agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education. Central Georgia Technical College is accredited by SACSCOC which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education


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New Jersey Pending 10/27/2011 TCSG has emailed the New Jersey ...

TCSG has emailed the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education for verification that the 25 technical colleges with the Technical College System of Georgia do not require licensure due to no physical presence.


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New Mexico Pending 10/27/2011 The New Mexico Higher Education ...

The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) is currently reviewing its state approval process to ensure it reflects appropriate oversight and desired outcomes. Public out-of-state institutions are given a waiver from meeting the New Mexico statutory requirements until June 30, 2012 as NMHED expects to have the approval process available and posted to their website by early April 2012.


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New York Approved 10/21/2011 Central Georgia Technical College does ...

Central Georgia Technical College does not have a physical presence in the state of New York and does not need to apply for approval from the New York State Education Department.


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North Carolina Approved 9/26/2012 Approved under blanket SREB agreement.

Approved under blanket SREB agreement.


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North Dakota Approved 12/13/2011 Central Georgia Technical College is ...

Central Georgia Technical College is exempt from regulation by the North Dakota State Board for Career and Technical Education. NDCC ch 15-20.4-02(6) exempts institutions “established, operated and governed” by a state.


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Ohio Pending 10/27/2011 Per email communications, the 25 ...

Per email communications, the 25 technical colleges of TCSG do not engage in activities to trigger a review process so the 25 technical colleges are exempt from licensure. Waiting on exemption letter from the Ohio Board of Regents.


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Oklahoma Approved 9/26/2012 Approved under blanket SREB agreement.

Approved under blanket SREB agreement.


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Oregon Not Authorized 1/9/2012 Central Georgia Technical College is not ...

Central Georgia Technical College is not Authorized/Licensed by the state of Oregon to provide educational services.

 

Pennsylvania Not Authorized 1/9/2012 Central Georgia Technical College is not ...

Central Georgia Technical College is not Authorized/Licensed by the state of Pennsylvania to provide educational services.

 

Rhode Island Approved 10/27/2011 It shall be the policy of the Board ...

It shall be the policy of the Board of Governors for Higher Education that, so long as a provider of distance learning has no physical presence in Rhode Island, it will not be subject to Board of Governors regulations. [Please see page A-3.2 of the policy for a definition of physical presence.]


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South Carolina Licensed 10/27/2011 Central Georgia Technical College does ...

Central Georgia Technical College does not conduct activities defined as operating or soliciting in South Carolina. The SC Commission on Higher Education is the administering agency of the Nonpublic Postsecondary Institution License Act. The Commission does not have jurisdiction where institutions enroll SC residents into online courses or programs where the institution does not conduct activities defined as operating or soliciting in South Carolina. Per documentation Response from South Carolina: "No further documentation is needed."


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South Dakota Approved 10/21/2011 Central Georgia Technical College is ...

Central Georgia Technical College is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Education Department (COE or COC) and is approved to offer its students federal financial aid.


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Tennessee Approved 1/9/2012 Central Georgia Technical College does ...

Central Georgia Technical College does not engage in any activities (physical presence) as defined by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission so according to the Distance Education Authorization Requirements in Tennessee, no other action is needed by Central Georgia Technical College. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) does not require authorization if a state does not engage in any activity requiring authorization.


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Texas Approved 9/26/2012 Approved under blanket SREB agreement.

Approved under blanket SREB agreement.


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Utah Not Authorized 1/9/2012 Central Georgia Technical College is not ...

Central Georgia Technical College is not Authorized/Licensed by the state of Utah to provide educational services.

 

Vermont Pending 10/21/2011 TCSG has emailed verifying that the ...

TCSG has emailed verifying that the 25 technical colleges of Georgia do not have or intend to have a physical presence in Vermont. TCSG is waiting on response indicating that approval from the state of Vermont is not required.


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Virginia Approved 9/26/2012 Approved under blanket SREB agreement.

Approved under blanket SREB agreement.


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Washington Approved 1/11/2012 Central Georgia Technical College does ...

Central Georgia Technical College does not have a physical presence in the state of Washington so authorization from the Washington State Higher Education Board is not required.


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West Virginia Approved 9/26/2012 Approved under blanket SREB agreement.

Approved under blanket SREB agreement.


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Wisconsin Approved 6/2/2011 Under s.38.50 (1)(e)2., Wis Stats., ...

"Under s.38.50 (1)(e)2., Wis Stats., '[s]chools that are supported mainly by taxes' are exempt from EAB oversight. Because the exemption is not restricted to public institutions governed by the state of Wisconsin, the EAB has consistently interpreted it to mean any public college or university that is an instrumentality of a state is exempt. Because your institution meets this criterion, it is deemed to be exempt from EAB oversight. Should your institution offer programs in a regulated profession, such as nursing, counseling or teacher training, you are adivsed to contact those respective oversight bodies (e.g., the Department of Regulation and Licensing or the Department of Public Instruction) about requirements specific to those programs."


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Wyoming Pending 1/9/2012 Submitted application for registration with ...

Submitted application for registration with $100 registration fee – waiting on response from Wyoming Department of Education.


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