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Disciplinary Actions

Pursuant to DC Official Code § 38-1312 (a-1) the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) may impose civil fines and penalties as alternative sanctions for violations of the provisions of DC Official Code, Title 38, Subtitle III, Chapter 13. The HELC provides information regarding administrative disciplinary actions for the convenience of interested parties. The information in the table below reflects actions that occurred during the last 12 months. Please contact the HELC via [email protected] if you find any inaccuracies.

Institution Action Lead Violation Date of Initiation of Action/Investigation Status Date Action/Investigation Closed
Allied Health Institute Notice of Intent to Deny License Failure to maintain a physical plant with appropriate study conditions 5-A DCMR 8115. Failure to comply with catalogue standards 5-A DCMR 8116. 14-Apr-17 Settlement agreement reached. 7-Jun-17
The Art Institute of Atlanta Notice of Intent to Deny License Failure to comply with the standards for agents license 5-A DCMR 8011. 18-Jul-17 Application for Agent's License Denied. 28-Jul-17
AYT Institute Notice of Intent to Deny License Failure to maintain adequate financial resources 5-A DCMR 8108. 18-Jul-17 Administrative hearing held on Sept 19, 2017. Pending Hearing Officer's decision.  
Innovative Institute Investigation of Complaint Failure to maintain a physical plant with appropriate study conditions 5-A DCMR 8115. 23-Feb-17 Institution took corrective actions and abated the health and safety violations. 6-Mar-17
Salon Professional Academy Revocation  of License for Failure to Comply with Conditions of Licensure Failure to obtain a satisfactory site visit prior to operation 5-A DCMR 8102 & 8103.
1-Feb-17
Settlement agreement reached which included payment of $2000 fine. 2-Mar-17
South University Denial of Application for Conditional Exemption Failure to meet the requirements for conditional exemption, to wit failure to maintain good standing with accrediting body. 5-Jan-17 Application for Conditional Exemption denied. 15-Jan-17