Regulatory Alert: BPPE Proposed Regulations Webinar


January 27, 2016
CAPPS Regulatory Webinar

The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) has modified its proposed Regulations carrying out the Block bill. While many of the recent BPPE regulations are more nonsense than threatening, these newest proposed regulations contain some very overreaching requirements, that will directly harm School operations and directly reflects the warped reasoning often parroted by those that oppose our sector.

Among the proposed regulations are such things as:

  • Changes in the State definition of Gainful Employment
  • Requirement of 6 digit SOC codes for jobs that do not have 6 digit SOC codes
  • Increased requirements for number of days and hours worked
  • Proof from employers that the job is permanent
  • Separate default reporting by program year

This webinar will review the proposed regulations and receive your comments. All written comments must be received by the BPPE by February 5.  We urge you to write the Bureau and let them know that they have gone too far in regulating the sector.

CAPPS Regulatory Webinar
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST

Download the presentation slides.

Download the sample letter to the BPPE.

Watch the webinar (sound begins at about the 50 second mark):


Webinar Presenters

Katherine (Kate) Lee Carey
Special Counsel with the Higher Education Practice Group
Cooley LLP

Kate is Special Counsel with the Higher Education Practice Group of Cooley LLP. She has been working in higher education for nearly 15 years in operational, legal, regulatory, compliance and governmental affairs capacities. She has developed expertise in accreditation, state licensing, federal Title IV and other relevant state and federal higher education statutes and regulations, assessing and operationalizing new and changing laws and regulations, developing compliance structures including analysis of existing operations, development of policies and procedures, compliance auditing, and legislative and other governmental policy review and development.

Robert W. Johnson
Executive Director

Robert Johnson has been the Executive Director of the California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (CAPPS) since 1998. Robert’s responsibilities include representing the CAPPS membership specifically; and generally, the private, for-profit higher education sector in working with the Governor, State Legislature and various regulatory bodies such as the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). He administers the Independent Coalition of Educators Political Action Committee (ICEPAC) and supervises the contract lobbyist employed by CAPPS. He is the principal CAPPS liaison to such agencies as EdFund and the Student Aid Commission. Robert is also responsible for implementing sector capacity building programs, and spends much of his time advising member schools on business, regulatory, accrediting, and legal matters that may effect their institutional readiness.

Before assuming his position as Executive Director of CAPPS, Robert managed public sector economic development and job training programs in California. He worked extensively with local, State and Federal officials on crafting the Job Training Partnership Act and its successor legislation.

Robert has been an active member of the California State Bar Association since 1980 and has practiced law in a number of areas.

Start Time

11:00 am

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Finish Time

12:00 pm

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


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