(105 ILCS 426/25)
Award of certificates.
(a) A certificate may be awarded only by a private business and vocational school approved by the Board to award such a certificate or by an institution approved by the Board under the authority of the Private College Act, the Academic Degree Act, or the Board of Higher Education Act. No private business and vocational school shall be authorized to award a certificate or be approved as a certificate-granting institution unless it provides documentation to the Board that it satisfies the criteria for approval. The documentation provided must be under oath or affirmation of the principal officer of the private business and vocational school and shall contain the name and address of the institution, the names and addresses of the president or other administrative head and of each member of the board of trustees or other governing board, a description of the certificates to be awarded and the course or courses of instruction prerequisite thereto, and such additional information relevant to the purposes of this Act as the Board may prescribe. Any amendment to the documentation must be under oath or affirmation of the principal officer of the institution and must be filed with the Board prior to the award of any certificate.
(b) A certificate-granting institution shall keep the documentation that it shall have filed with the Board current at all times. For this purpose, it shall report annually, by appropriate amendment of the notice, any change in a fact previously reported.
The Board may not approve any documentation or amendment to the documentation filed pursuant to this Section unless it finds the facts stated therein to be correct and further finds that such facts constitute compliance with the requirements of this Act for institutions.
Failure to provide such documentation is grounds for revocation of the permit of approval.
(Source: P.A. 97-650, eff. 2-1-12.)