SHEEO State Authorization Surveys

Revision of Texas Workforce Commission from Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:20

1A1. Agency Name: 
Texas Workforce Commission
1A2. Agency Description - Please review the description below and revise as appropriate (e.g., state executive agency, agency with appointed board, department or division within agency, etc.): 

Certain out of state, degree granting schools that only offer postsecondary distance education in Texas are excluded from the definition of career schools. More detail is provided in responses to subsequent questions in this questionnaire. Otherwise, unless licensed by another state agency, any training, including distance education, offered to a Texas resident must be either licensed or exempted by this agency. In effect, any schools offering private postsecondary occupational training must be licensed, with exceptions. Other state agencies share with TWC approval responsibility for programs in certain disciplines, and degree granting authority in Texas is granted by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. See also the publications, “What is a Career School or College?” at http://www.twc.state.tx.us/svcs/propschools/ps001b.doc.

Postsecondary institutions authorized by TWC are in compliance with the requirements of 34 CFR 600.9 for the purpose of eligibility to participate in Title IV Federal Student Aid Programs. TWC’s approval is for postsecondary training only, approves an institution by name, includes a program approval process, and provides for investigation of complaints.

1A4. Who should institutions contact if they have questions about your agency’s authority, policies, or application process: 

PLEASE CONTACT TWC CAREER SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES:
career.schools@twc.state.tx.us
(866) 256-6333, Option 1

o SHEEO CONTACTS:
Larry Temple
Executive Director
Texas Workforce Commission
512-463-0735
larry.temple@twc.state.tx.us

Catherine Bingle
Director of Career Schools and Colleges
Texas Workforce Commission
512-463-9544
catherine.bingle@twc.state.tx.us

1C1. Other Agencies - According to our records, the following agencies also have responsibility for authorization in the state. Please correct, add to, or clarify this list of authorizing authorities as necessary. These agencies will also be requested to complete this survey: 
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (gives degree granting authority) Please see Question 2e of this survey for more information on: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (regulates cosmetology schools) Texas Department of State Health Services (regulates massage therapy schools)
INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
PROPERTY IN THE STATE
RECRUITING ACTIVITIES
THIRD PARTY AGREEMENTS/CONTRACTS
ADVERTISING
EMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE
OTHER