Code of the District of Columbia

§ 38–1309.01. Delivery of online instruction by a postsecondary educational institution.

(a) A postsecondary educational institution may provide degree-granting or non-degree-granting online instruction to residents of the District through an online presence.

(b) An educational institution that provides degree-granting or non-degree-granting online instruction to residents of the District through an online presence shall be deemed to be operating in the District, and shall either be:

(1) Licensed by the Commission in accordance with this chapter; or

(2) Authorized to operate in the District pursuant to a reciprocity agreement.


(Apr. 6, 1977, D.C. Law 1-104, § 9a; as added Oct. 8, 2016, D.C. Law 21-160, § 4102(e), 63 DCR 10775.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2(e) of the Higher Education Licensure Commission Clarification Emergency Amendment Act of 2016 (D.C. Act 21-367, Apr. 27, 2016, 63 DCR 6842).