Under current law, certain schools are exempt from EAB regulatory authority. The following is a listing
of the types of schools arranged by exemption category.
Public Colleges and Universities
The UW System Colleges and
and Wisconsin Technical Colleges
by separate public boards.
Schools Regulated by other State Agencies
Cosmetology, Barbering, and Real Estate schools are
currently regulated by the Department of Safety and Professional Services
that offer certified nursing assistant training are regulated by the
Department of Health Services
In-state Nonprofit Colleges
Schools that are exempt from taxation under section 501 of the IRS
code and either were incorporated in this state prior to January 1, 1992, or had their administrative
headquarters and principal place of business in this state prior to 1970 are not subject to EAB oversight.
This exemption is intended to apply to schools who are members of the
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and
SARA Participant Schools
Institutions that are State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) participants are not subject to EAB approval. The National Council
for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
maintains a list of SARA particpants.
The EAB does not regulate schools of a parochial or denominational character
offering programs having a sectarian objective.
The EAB does not regulate schools offering
instruction that is recreational
in nature and does not lead to a vocational objective.