SEC. 75-60-11. Issuance of certificate of registration; registration number.
The Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration shall issue a certificate of registration to an applicant of good reputation, offering one or more courses of instruction upon determining that the applicant has the facilities, resources and faculty to provide students with the kind of instruction that it proposes to offer. A certificate of registration shall be granted or denied within sixty (60) days of the receipt of the application therefor by the commission. If the commission has not completed its determination with respect to the issuance of the certificate of registration within such sixty-day period, it shall issue a temporary certificate to the applicant, which certificate is sufficient to meet the requirements of Section 75-60-13 until such time as determination is made. Any certificate issued by the commission is valid only for the institution and courses for which it is issued and does not cover other schools or branches operated by the owner. A certificate of registration is valid for two (2) years unless earlier revoked for cause by the commission. The commission shall adopt rules and regulations for administration of the registration process. The commission may cause an investigation to be made into the correctness of the information submitted in any application for registration. If the commission believes that false, misleading or incomplete information has been submitted to it in connection with any application for registration, the commission shall conduct a hearing on the matter and may withhold a certificate of registration upon finding that the applicant has failed to meet the standards for such certificate or has submitted false, misleading or incomplete information to the commission. Application for a certificate of registration shall be made in writing to the commission on forms furnished by the commission. A certificate of registration is not transferable and shall be prominently displayed on the premises of an institution.
The commission shall assign registration numbers to all schools registered with it. Schools shall display their registration numbers on all school publications and on all advertisements bearing the name of the school.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 6688-05; Laws, 1972, ch. 507, Sec. 5; 1986, ch. 432, Sec. 8. Laws, 1992, ch. 349, Sec. 7; 1993, ch. 446, Sec. 4, eff from and after July 1, 1993.