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Your school programs or courses must be implemented as you described them when they were approved by TWC. All planned revisions that require changes in the catalog must be reported to TWC before implementation; most also require TWC approval. Changes to tuition and fees and changes to degree programs are not approved by TWC but must be reported.
Examples of program or course revisions which must be approved by TWC before implementation include a change in:
Some changes, such as a change in the occupations or job titles for which program training is provided or a change of 25% or greater in contact hour length of a program or seminar, are treated as a new program or seminar.
If your residence school is accredited and has been licensed by TWC under the current ownership for at least one year, you may be eligible to use an expedited procedure to submit information on new or revised programs within 5 days of approval by the accreditor. This procedure will allow your school to forego direct TWC approval of the new or revised programs. To determine if your school may be eligible for the expedited procedure, refer to the criteria in Notification of New or Revised Courses for Licensed, Accredited Schools.
When you change your enrollment agreement or your catalog and there is no change to a program or seminar, submit:
You must notify TWC prior to implementing a new program or seminar at your school, and most of these new programs or seminars must also be approved by TWC before you can offer them. Some may be exempt from TWC regulation, and some may be regulated by other agencies in coordination with TWC.
You must have instructors who have been approved to teach a new seminar or the subjects of a new program or seminar. If your school is not required to submit instructor applications because it is accredited and meets all other criteria, you must have documentation on file showing you have qualified instructors to teach the new subjects or seminars. All other schools must submit new instructor applications for staff who will teach the new subjects or seminars.
New programs or seminars are programs or seminars that:
If your school is not eligible for the expedited procedure, submit the following for each proposed addition to your school's list of approved courses:
Submit the following with each proposed addition to a school's list of approved seminars: