3A1. General Exemptions - Are certain institutions or programs exempt by law or policy from your state authorization requirements:
3A2. If yes, to which institutions or programs does the exemption apply? How does it work (please describe)? If available, please provide any pertinent web links:
3A3. If yes, how does the institution or program claim an exemption? For example, is the exemption automatic as long as it meets specified criteria, does the institution or program notify the agency and the exemption is granted, is there an application process, etc.:
Exemptions are not granted – schools are required to receive legal advice to ensure that they are operating in an exempt fashion. Previous attempts at issuing formal exemptions resulted in misuse by institutions.
If a school chooses to operate without a license, they are advised to be able to verify pertinent exemptions upon request of the Commissioner.
3B. Other Requirements - If an institution or program is exempt from state authorization, are there any other state requirements that an institution would need to fulfill in order to operate in your state (e.g., providing contact information, list of programs, etc.):
3C1. Religious Institutions - Does your state constitution or do your state laws provide any exemptions for religious institutions:
3C2. If yes, are all religious institutions exempt (please describe):
For schools that teach religion only – not schools that train people in careers in religion (teachers, ministers, etc.).
3C3. If yes, are religious institutions that award only religious degrees or certificates exempt (please describe):