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Approval Process – By Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)

Training programs are to be located in a state university or college, and have received approval, as a degree-granting institution, by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE)* under Article 4 (commencing with section 94760) of Chapter 7 Part 59 of the Education Code in the field of traditional oriental medicine.

Within three years of initial approval by the Board, each program so approved by the Board shall receive full institutional approval under Article 4 (commencing with section 94760) of Chapter 7 of Part 59 of the Education Code in the field of traditional oriental medicine, or in the case of institutions located outside of this state, approval by the appropriate governmental educational authority using standards equivalent to those of Article 4 (commencing with section 94760) of Chapter 7 of Part 59 of the Education Code, or the committee's approval of the program shall automatically lapse.

*Note: The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) became inoperative on July 1, 2007. For information on the Bureau's sunset and pending legislation please refer to that site at www.bppe.ca.gov and click the link "Updates Regarding the Bureau's Sunset"