Report of Regents Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES) Committee to The Board of Regents
Your ACCES Committee held its scheduled meeting on January 9, 2017. All members were present, with the exception of Regent Cea, who was excused.
MATTERS NOT REQUIRING BOARD ACTION
Proposed Amendments to Part 126 of the Commissioner’s Regulations Relating to Online Educational Marketplaces to Implement Chapter 475 of the Laws of 2016
Your committee was provided with information on the Education Law 5001 (1) and 5004 (3) that was amended by Chapter 475 of the Laws of 2016, that became effective on November 28, 2016. The new law defines an online education marketplace as a website or internet-based online technology tool with which a licensed private career school or certified English as a Second Language school contracts for marketing or advertising services, or services about the collection of tuition and/or fees; and therefore, exempts it from the requirements for a private school agent certificate. The proposed amendments to Part 126 of the Commissioner’s Regulations provide a procedure whereby online education marketplaces, and the schools that contract with them, may lawfully conduct such activities without obtaining a private agent certificate pursuant to Education Law 5004, subject to certain conditions enumerated in the new law.