Who is affected by the Regulation on Public Disclosure by the United States Department of Education?
The New Regulation on Public Disclosures by the U. S. Department of Education affects all Higher Education Programs (traditional, online, hybrid), that lead to a Professional Licensure and/or Certification.
What is a professional licensure program?
A Professional Licensure Program (PLP) is an academic program offered by institutions of higher learning designed, marketed and/or advertised to meet educational requirements: (1) for a specific license or certification; and (2) is required for employment in an occupation. Lexington Theological Seminary offers no program that leads to or qualifies one for any Professional Licensure and/or Certification.
What is a professional licensure disclosure?
A professional licensure disclosure is a regulation of the U. S. Department of Education requiring all colleges and university to communicate publicly and directly to prospective and current students about: (1) academic programs that will or will not fulfill educational requirements for a specific professional licensure that is required for employment in that field; and (2) academic programs that meet or do not meet the education requirements for licensure for each state and U.S. territory regardless of the delivery mode of the program.
Lexington Theological Seminary offers competency-based, congregationally centered programs through distance learning that prepare people to be leaders in the Church to serve the world. Lexington Theological Seminary is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows us to provide distance learning programs (hybrid online and through mentored ministry of those located in congregations) and coursework to residents of states other than Kentucky. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt us from state professional licensing requirements.