Frequently Asked Questions

Annual Report/School Performance Fact Sheet Questions

A: The intent is to eliminate the “treasure hunt.” You do not need to put one link for each of the items required in Section 94913(a) of the Code. You do need to put a link (i.e., “Consumer Resources”), when clicked, opens up to all of the items required in Section 94913(a) of the Code. You CANNOT put it under your “About Us” tab or any dropdown, it must be on the homepage.
A: Any Bureau approved program needs to be reported on SPFS.
A: The website only needs to contain the programs offered. The institution needs to create a school performance fact sheet for each program and maintain it electronically. If an inspector comes to the institution and asks to see all school performance fact sheet, at that time is when all the school performance fact sheet (both offered and not offered) will be reviewed.
A: Any time conditions change in a student’s enrollment; a new enrollment agreement should be executed with a new scheduled completion date (if needed). The student would be counted twice because they began the program twice. The new enrollment agreement shall be executed, and the graduation date should be the published program length minus the portion of the program previously completed (similar to giving transfer credit for completed courses).

Completion Rate Questions

A: No, this number is based on the number of students that when they signed their enrollment agreement were given an estimated completion date in the year being reported and excludes all students who cancelled during the cancellation period.
A: You can fill it in with zeroes but be sure to include the following verbatim statement: “This program is new. Therefore, the number of students who graduate, the number of students who are placed, or the starting salary you can earn after finishing the educational program are unknown at this time. Information regarding general salary and placement statistics may be available from government sources or from the institution, but is not equivalent to actual performance data.” It shall also include the date the program began and the estimated date of availability for two full years of data.
A: If your institution did not enroll any students during the reporting years you would report zeros.

Job Placement Rate & Gainfully Employed Questions

A: A student that graduates from your program will need to be counted as a graduate available for employment. The only exceptions are those graduates who died, became incarcerated, are called to active military duty, are international students that leave the United States or do not have a visa allowing employment in the United States, or are continuing their education at an accredited or bureau-approved postsecondary institution.
Additionally, Title 5 Division 7.5 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), section 74112(m)(8) states, “for each student determined to be unavailable for graduation or unavailable for employment, the identity of the student, the type of unavailability, the dates of unavailability, and the documentation of the unavailability;”

License Examination Passage Rate Questions

A: Yes, you would include the heading and the table along with the required language listed under the table, and the student’s initial line and date line. You may also include a statement specifying why the licensing exam data is blank.
A: No, if the exam is optional and the state of California does not require it, there is no data to report. (CAMTC is not a state agency)
A: The student cannot be captured on the exam data since they did not take the first available exam.