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49 Pa. Code § 7.113a. Accreditation by a Nationally recognized accrediting agency.

§ 7.113a. Accreditation by a Nationally recognized accrediting agency.

 (a)  Accreditation required. Within 5 years after being licensed by the Board, a school shall submit to the Board proof that it is accredited by a Nationally recognized accrediting agency.

 (b)  Change of ownership, name or location. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), a change of ownership, name or location of the school within or following the 5-year period after initial licensure does not negate or postpone the requirement for accreditation within 5 years of initial licensure.

 (c)  Extension for good cause. The Board, upon good cause shown by a new owner who has taken ownership of a school within the 5-year period after initial licensure, may extend the period for obtaining accreditation for up to an additional 5 years from the date the new owner takes ownership.

 (d)  Biennial renewal. After initial accreditation, a licensed cosmetology school shall maintain accreditation as a condition of biennial renewal of the school license.


   The provisions of this §  7.113a issued under sections 5 and 11 of the act of May 3, 1933 (P. L. 242, No. 86) (63 P. S. § §  511 and 517).


   The provisions of this §  7.113a adopted May 24, 1991, effective May 25, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 2479; amended January 5, 2007, effective January 6, 2007, 37 Pa.B. 20. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (324168) and (201699).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  7.111 (relating to application for a school license).

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