Responses Last Confirmed:

Idaho State Board of Education

Agency Contact

Val Fenske
208-332-1587
valerie.fenske@osbe.idaho.gov

Additional Contact

Secretary of State Contact

Lawerence Denney
208-334-2300
ldenney@sos.idaho.gov
Topic:

Types of Educational Providers Authorized

2A1.
Institution Types Authorized – Indicate the types of institutions that your agency authorizes. Please provide a short explanation of any ambiguity in the comment section below

__X__    Public, in-state degree granting institutions
__X__    Public, out-of-state degree granting institutions        
__X__    Private, in-state, not-for-profit degree granting institutions 
__X__    Private, out-of-state, not-for-profit degree granting institutions    
__X__    Private, in-state, for-profit degree granting institutions
__X__    Private, out-of-state, for-profit degree granting institutions
__X__    Public, in-state, non-degree granting institutions
__X__    Public, out-of-state, non-degree granting institutions
__X__    Non-degree, not-for profit institutions
__X__    Non

2A2.
Clarifying comments:

Unless exempted by statute or this rule, a postsecondary educational institution which maintains a presence within the state of Idaho, or that operates or purports to operate from a location within the state of Idaho, shall register and hold a valid certificate of registration issued by the Board. An institution shall not conduct, provide, offer, or sell a course or courses of study, or degree unless registered.

2B1.
Is accreditation required for an institution to be authorized in your state? Yes or No.

Yes, Degree granting institutions must be fully accredited, by a Board recognized accrediting organization. (full institution accreditation).

Non-accredited institutions cannot grant degrees and must operate as non-degree granting institution.

Accreditation is not required for non-degree granting institutions; have surety bond requirement.

2B2.
Clarifying comments:

The Board recognizes the regional and national accreditation organizations that are recognized by and in good standing with the United States Department of Education, and which accredit entire colleges or universities, and which do not accredit only courses or courses of study (such as specialized accreditation organizations).

2B3.
If yes, what type of accreditation is required? Please, check all that apply as appropriate.


Regional Accreditation Required for:
____ Public, out-of-state degree granting institutions
____ Private, in-state, not-for-profit degree granting institutions
____ Private, out-of-state, not-for-profit degree granting institutions
____ Private, in-state, for-profit degree granting institutions
____ Private, out-of-state, for-profit degree granting institutions
____ Public, in-state, non-degree granting institutions
____ Public, out-of-state, non-degree granting institutions
____ Non-degree, not-for profit institutions
____ Non-degree, for-profit institutions
____ Religious institutions
____

2B4.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

2C1.
Does your agency authorize specific academic programs offered by institutions, only institutions themselves, or both?

__X__ Institution   _____ Program   _____ Both

2C2.
Clarifying comments:

Courses or courses of study must follow applicable trade or occupational board training curriculum standards, and may require additional programmatic accreditation.

2D1.
Does your state require a Surety Bond for authorized out-of-state institutions? Yes or No.
2D2.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

2E1.
Does your state have a Tuition Refund Policy Requirement? If so, for which types of institutions?

No

Topic:

Exemptions

3A1.
Are certain institutions or programs exempt by law or policy from your state authorization requirements? If so, for which types of institutions? Which types of programs? Please provide web link.
Topic:

Authorization of Distance Education

4A1.
Does your agency require purely online programs offered by out-of-state institutions to be authorized without regard to physical presence? Yes or No.

No; however, institution activity/clinicals within the state, can trigger physical presence and require registration.

4A2.
If not, does your agency determine whether an institution must be authorized based on a physical presence (“operating”) standard? Yes or No.
4A3.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

4B1.
Does your agency require correspondence study programs to be authorized without regard to physical presence? Yes or No

Determined by physical presence.

4B2.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

Topic:

Physical Presence Policy - Common Triggers

5A1.
If your agency uses a physical presence standard, how does your agency define physical presence? If available, please provide a link to that policy or a citation to the relevant regulation giving that standard.

No response provided

5A2.
URL for physical presence definition

https://adminrules.idaho.gov/rules/current/08/080111.pdf

IDAPA 08.01.11.200.03

IDAPA 08.01.11.300.03

5A3.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

Topic:

Application Process

6A1.
Description – Please provide a short description of the application process to obtain state authorization. If available, please provide web links to the specific references to all applicable state laws, regulations, manuals, forms, or other pertinent docu

No response provided

6A3.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

Topic:

Fees Associated with Authorization

7A1.
Application Fee – Is there an application fee to initiate the authorization process? If so, what is the fee or fee schedule? Please provide a web link if available.

Defined in IDAPA 08.01.11 and registration form.

7A3.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

Topic:

Reporting

8A1.
What kinds of information or data must an institution report to your agency as a condition for continued out-of-state authorization?

Refer to registration form.

8A2.
URL for reporting

No response provided

8A3.
How frequently do institutions report data?

annually

8A4.
Is this information published or shared publicly?

Public information

8A5.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

Topic:

Consumer Protection and Student Complaints - Non-SARA Participating Institutions

9A3.
Is the process handled all within your agency or do you divide consumer protection and student complaint duties dependent on the type of institution (Public, Private, Technical, etc.)?
9A4.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

9B1.
Does this complaint process extend to institutions not authorized by the agency that may enroll residents of the state (such as explicitly distance education programs with no physical presence or exempt institutions)?

No – distance education with no physical presence.

Yes – exempt institutions with physical presence.

9B2.
Who is the contact person at your agency for receiving complaints?

Contact Name: No response provided
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Agency: No response provided
Address: No response provided
Email: No response provided
Phone: No response provided
URL: No response provided

9B3.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

Topic:

Consumer Protection and Student Complaints - SARA Participating Institutions

10A1.
Please describe the process for handling complaints about SARA participating Institutions.
10A2.
Is the process handled all within your agency or do you divide consumer protection and student complaint duties dependent on the type of institution (Public, Private, Technical, etc.)?
10A4.
Who is the contact person at your agency for receiving complaints?

Contact Name: Val Fenske
Title: Private Postsecondary & Proprietary School Coordinator
Agency: Office of State Board of Education
Address: 650 W State Street, Suite 307, Boise, ID 83720
Email: Valerie.fenske@osbe.idaho.gov
Phone: 208-332-1587
URL: https://boardofed.idaho.gov/higher-education-private/private-colleges-degree-granting/state-authorization-reciprocity-agreement-sara/complaint-procedures/

10A5.
Clarifying comments:

No response provided

Topic:

Enforcement

Topic:

Records Retention

12A1.
When a school closes, what is the process your state uses to ensure that transcripts/records are kept available?

No regulations

12B1.
From what agency do students request their transcripts/records from a closed school?

Agency Name: No response provided
Contact Person: No response provided
Contact Phone: No response provided
Contact Address: No response provided
Contact Email: No response provided
Contact website: No response provided

Topic:

Additional Information

13A1.
Is there anything else about the authorization process in your state that we and others ought to know about?

No response provided