204 Pa. Code § 401 - Accredited Providers

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022

(a) The following entities are hereby designated as Accredited Providers:
(1) The AOPC Judicial Education Department.
(2) The Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges.
(3) The National Judicial College.
(b) Any entity that institutionally provides education primarily to judges may apply to be recognized as an accredited provider under these rules.
(1) Application may be made for certification as an accredited provider by submitting the appropriate form or documentation to the Department for action by the Board.
(2) Accredited provider status may be granted at the discretion of the Board if:
(i) within the past two (2) years, five (5) separate programs of CJE have been presented that meet the standards of quality set forth in these rules, or
(ii) the Applicant has demonstrated to the Board that the provider has consistently met the standards of quality set forth in these rules.
(3) The Board may require applicants or accredited providers to complete a course of training to obtain or continue the provider's accredited status.
(c) The grant of certification under subdivision (b) of this rule shall be effective for a period of two (2) years from the date of the grant. The accreditation may be renewed every two (2) years as follows:
(1) The status as an accredited provider may be renewed by filing an application at least sixty (60) days prior to the end of the provider's current accreditation period.
(2) The Board shall determine if there are pending or past breaches of these rules, and the Board, at its discretion, may condition renewal upon the provider meeting additional requirements specified by the Board.
(3) In determining if an accredited provider's status should be renewed for an additional two-year period, the Board shall consider:
(i) the quality and substance of the programs the accredited provider has presented over the prior two years;
(ii) the accredited provider's compliance with these rules; and
(iii) any other information relevant to assessing the accredited provider's commitment to providing the highest quality of judicial education.
(4) If an application for renewal is timely filed, the accredited provider status shall continue until the Board acts on the application for renewal.
(5) If an application for renewal is not timely filed before the end of the provider's accreditation period, the provider's accredited status will terminate at the end of the period. Any application received thereafter shall be considered by the Board as an initial application for accredited provider status.
(d) Accredited providers shall file with the Board an announcement of each CJE activity on a form provided by the Board at least thirty (30) days prior to the presentation of the activity.

Notes

204 Pa. Code § 401
Adopted by Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol 50, No. 10. March 7, 2020, effective 3/7/2020

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