(a) Except for the facilities indicated in Paragraph (b) of this Rule, the Division shall utilize only those in-State postsecondary training facilities that are licensed by, or have their program approved by, one of the following:

(1) Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina (G.S. 116-15);

(2) Office of Proprietary Schools, N.C. Department of Community Colleges (Article 8 of G.S. 115D);

(3) NC Board of Barber Examiners (G.S. 86A-22);

(4) NC Division of Motor Vehicles (G.S. Chapter 20, Article 14 Commercial Driver Training Schools);

(5) NC Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners (G.S. 88B-16);

(6) NC Division of Health Service Regulation Nurse's Aide I Programs (G.S. 131E-104);

(7) NC Board of Nursing Nurse's Aide II Programs (G.S. 90-171.55);

(8) NC Appraisal Board [G.S. 93E-1-10];

(9) NC Real Estate Commission [G.S. 93A-4(d)];

(10) NC Board of Massage and Body Work Therapy, [G.S. 90-631]; or

(11) Other licensure boards for which a training facility or program has written verification that the licensure board is the appropriate licensing body and from which the facility or program holds a current license.

(b) The Division may utilize the postsecondary training facilities or programs exempt from licensure under G.S. 115D-88 (1) through (4c) or facilities or programs for which there is no licensing body in the State. However, these facilities or programs shall submit documentation of their approval by an accreditation body. The Division may cease to utilize these facilities or programs when the Division determines that a facility or program fails to meet the individualized rehabilitation needs of vocational rehabilitation clients.

(c) The Division shall use only those out-of-State postsecondary facilities and programs that meet the standards of the public vocational rehabilitation program in that State.


History Note: Authority G.S. 143-545.1; 143-546.1; 34 C.F.R. 361.51;

Eff. April 1, 2001;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 1, 2016.