Public School Licensing
Section 1. Purposes. The purposes of the rules are: (a) To establish a procedure
for the licensing of post secondary education institutions (colleges,
universities, correspondence schools offering degrees, etc.) with the exception
of the University of Wyoming and the Community Colleges of Wyoming (21-2-102 and

21-2-103) or any post-secondary post secondary education institution possessing
current accreditation by a recognized and accepted accrediting agency. (b) To
establish minimum standards for post secondary education institutions until
accreditation by a recognized and accepted accrediting agency may be achieved.
(c) To protect persons enrolled in a course of study in post secondary education
institution. Section 2. Authority. These rules are promulgated pursuant to W.S.

21-2-401 and 403 of the Private School Licensing Act, and have been adopted by
the Wyoming State Board of Education in accordance with the Wyoming

Administrative Procedure Act (W.S. 16-3-101 through 16-3-115). They are
effective upon filing with the Secretary of State. Section 3. Applicability.

These rules govern the operation of all post secondary education institutions
not accredited by a recognized and accepted accrediting agency as defined by
rules of the Wyoming Department of Education, which are located within the
state, or have their principal place of business out of state but do business in
the state. These rules do not apply to any parochial, church, or religious
school as defined by W.S. 21-4-101(a)(iv), home-based educational programs as
defined by W.S. 21-4- BC 101(a)(v), aircraft flight training schools approved
and authorized by the Federal Aviation Agency of the United States of America,
or a school teaching techniques of outdoor recreation, leadership, ecology, or
conservation domiciled in the state of Wyoming. nor do they apply to post
secondary Instit accredited by a recognized and accepted accrediting agency

Section 4. Amendment of Rules. Any amendments to these rules shall become
effective upon filing with the Secretary of State. Section 54. Definitions. (a)
"Agent" means any person owning any interest in, employed by, or
representing for remuneration or other consideration a post secondary education
institution located within or without this state who enrolls or who, in places
other than the principal school premises, offers or attempts to secure the
enrollment of any person within this state for education in a post secondary
education institution. (b) "Attorney General" means the Attorney

General of the State of Wyoming. (c) "Degree" means any award, earned
or honorary, conferred with the designation of associate, baccalaureate, master,
professional, specialist or doctorate. (d) "Post Secondary Education

Institution" means any post secondary institution offering a degree, earned
or honorary, conferred with the designation of associate, baccalaureate, master,
professional, specialist or doctorate. (e) "License" means a
non-transferable document issued by the Wyoming Department of Education to a
post secondary education institution located within this state or located
outside the state, but whose agent solicits students from within the state in
the name of such Institution, which permits the Institution to solicit, offer,
and maintain a course(s) of instruction or study in compliance with the
provision of the Private School Licensing Act and the rules of the Wyoming State

Board of Education promulgated pursuant to the Act. (f) "Recognized and

Accepted Accreditation Agency" includes those agencies recognized by the

United States Department of Education through National Advisory Committee on

Accreditation and Institutional Eligibility. If the post secondary education
institution originates in a foreign country, accreditation recognized and
accepted by that country\'s Department of Education or equivalent agency is
required. (g) "StaDepartment" means Wyoming Department of Education.
(h) "StateBoard" means Wyoming State Board of Education. (i)
"Licensing year" is from July 1 through June 30 of the following
calendar year. Section 65. Granting, Refusing or Revoking Licenses. Denial,
suspensions, or revocations of a license may occur when it is found that a
school has failed to comply with Wyoming Post Secondary Education Institution

Licensing statutes and the Post Secondary Education Institution rules adopted by
the Wyoming State Board of Education. Such action will be governed by the

Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (W.S. 16-3-101 through 16- BC 3-115).

Licensure is not required once accreditation is achieved from a recognized and
accepted accreditation agency and documentation of such is provided to the
office of the Secretary of State and the Department. Section 6. Licensing

Application Procedure. Application for a license shall be made to the

Department. The applicant must submit the following: (a) Documentation that the
institution: (i) is currently seeking appropriate accreditation and detailing
steps taken during the year to achieve that goal, or (ii) is not seeking
accreditation and explaining why it is not necessary to achieve its goals. (b)

The application shall be accompanied by a certified check or money order made
payable to the