(a) Action by the Bureau shall not commence until a completed Form Application 94886 for approval to operate, or for verification of exemption, has been submitted to the Bureau for its review.
(b) Within 30 days after receipt of a Form Application 94886 for approval to operate as required by Article 1, or for verification of exemption, the Bureau shall notify the institution in writing that the application is complete and has been accepted for filing or that the application is not complete. If the application is not complete, the Bureau shall specify in the notice what additional information or documents are needed from the institution in order for the application to be deemed complete.
(c) The Bureau shall consider an application to be complete if it appears that the institution has submitted all of the information, documents, and fees required by the Act and by Article 2 of this chapter. This includes any additional documents the Bureau may request to determine if the institution's proposed implementation meets the minimum operating standards of section 94885 of the Code.
(d) Pursuant to section 94887 of the Code, the Bureau will either grant or deny an application.
(1) When specific minor deficiencies are identified during processing but the institution is substantially in compliance with the requirements of the Code and this Division, a conditional authorization to operate may be granted for a period not to exceed six (6) months, to permit the institution to correct those deficiencies identified. If those deficiencies are not corrected after the first period of conditional approval, or the condition upon which an approval may be granted is not satisfied, the conditional authorization to operate may be extended for a period not to exceed six (6) months if the program demonstrates to the Bureau a good faith effort and ability to correct the deficiencies. A conditional authorization to operate shall expire at the end of its stated period and the application shall be deemed denied, unless the deficiencies are removed prior to its expiration and an approval to operate has been granted before that date.
(2) For an applicant that seeks to offer degree programs only, the Bureau will grant a provisional approval to operate the institution if the application demonstrates, in addition to all other requirements for approval to operate, that the institution meets the requirements of section 94885.5 of the Code, and the plan is approved pursuant to section 71105.
(3) For an applicant that seeks to offer both degree and non-degree programs, in addition to any action taken by the Bureau pursuant to this section in granting an approval to operate an institution and any non-degree programs, the Bureau may grant a provisional approval to offer no more than two degree programs if the application demonstrates that the institution meets the requirements of section 94885.5 of the Code, and the plan is approved pursuant to section 71105, in addition to all other requirements for approval to operate.
Education Code 94803
Education Code 94877
Education Code 94888
Education Code 94885
Education Code 94885.5
Education Code 94887
Education Code 94888
(Amended by Register 2015, No. 5)