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37 Pa. Code § 203.32. Initial school certification procedure.

§ 203.32. Initial school certification procedure.

 (a)  If the Commission determines there is a demonstrated need for additional schools and programs for police training, applications for initial school and training course certification will be accepted from all potential schools.

 (b)  Schools applying for initial school and training course certification shall:

   (1)  File an application for approval with the Commission on a form supplied by the Commission, which shall be signed by the school’s director.

   (2)  Meet the requirements in §  203.33 (relating to minimum school standards and requirements).

 (c)  Commission approval will be as follows:

   (1)  Upon receipt of an application, the Commission Chairperson will designate an inspection committee to inspect the facilities of those eligible entities applying for certification. The inspection committee shall prepare a report indicating which entities meet the minimum Commission standards. The report, along with all appropriate documentation, shall be presented to the Commission for final review.

   (2)  The Commission will review the application and inspection reports of the committee and certify those schools which meet the minimum standards of the act and this subchapter, and which promote the policy in §  203.31 (relating to eligibility for school certification).

 (d)  Certification of approved school and training course will be as follows:

   (1)  If the Commission determines that the application of the school and course complies with the act and this chapter, the Executive Director, in the name of the Commission, will affix a certification number to the approved application and the corresponding approval. This certification number will have the prefix MPS, for municipal police school. The certification number will be issued Statewide in numerical sequence, starting with 0001.

   (2)  If the Commission determines that the school does not meet the requirements of the act and this chapter, the Executive Director will notify the school by certified mail, return receipt requested, of the reasons upon which the adverse determination is based under Subchapter G (relating to notice and hearings). The school may request a hearing regarding the determination in accordance with Subchapter G.

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