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Unaccredited Schools - Statistical Information Pursuant to Section 94814.5 of the Education Code
UNACCREDITED CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS APPROVED BY THE
BUREAU OF PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION STATISTICAL
INFORMATION AS REQUIRED BY
SECTION 94814.5 OF THE EDUCATION CODE
Assembly Bill 400, authored by Assembly member Ted Lempert, passed the Legislature on August 21, 2000 and was approved by Governor Davis on September 24, 2000. This bill became effective on January 1, 2001.
Among other things, Assembly Bill 400 added section 94814.5 to the California Education Code. This new section of the Education Code requires those California schools that are not regionally accredited but are "approved" by the California Bureau of Private Post secondary and Vocational Education to provide to prospective students a "California Unaccredited Graduate Psychology School Disclosure Form." This form shall inform prospective students of the practice limitations imposed on graduates of the school. The prescribed language that is required for this purpose shall read:
In addition to providing the above statement on the disclosure form, section 94814.5 (a)(1) and (2) requires the form to disclose the number of graduates of the school who have taken and the number who have passed the licensing examinations in California for the previous four years. Additionally, section 94814.5 (a)(2) requires the form to disclose the number of graduates of the school who have become licensed psychologists in California for the previous four years.
Finally, this statute states that if a school fails to comply with any of the above requirements, the Bureau of Private Post secondary and Vocational Education may revoke the school's approval to operate or to offer the psychology degree that leads to psychology licensure or it may impose an administrative penalty or a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars per violation.
For the convenience of the approved schools which must comply with the above and as a service for potential students of such schools, the Board of Psychology provides the following statistics:
The data listed, as can be seen by the names of the schools listed, refers to both regionally accredited schools and those unaccredited schools which have been approved by the BPPE.