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:
Training offered by employers for only its own employees, or by unions for only its own members are not required to be licensed, nor are program of a completely religious nature. The Board of the OBPVS must explicitly approve an Institution as meeting a definition exception. The Institution makes a request through the Staff who researches that matter and communicates the request and research findings to the Board.
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.:
If the Board approves a definition exception, the terminology becomes, "approved for an exception to the definition requiring licensure."
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):
The definition shall not include,
"Parochial, private schools, or other nonpublic schools offering programs of general education accredited by the State Board of Education, or the State Regents for Higher Education,"
"Education or training offered by parochial, denominational, eleemosynary school or institution, which education or training is uniquely useful for and intrinsic to the propagation of faith or the pursuit of the mission of the school or institution as determined by the Board."
3C3. If yes, are religious institutions that award only religious degrees or certificates exempt (please describe):
I believe that degrees are subject to the jurisdiction of the State Regents for Higher Education. For Certificates, see above.
3C4. If yes, are certain religious institutions exempt that meet other criteria (please describe):