Section 16-46-4

False statements; promises of employment; fraud.

No person shall do any of the following:

(1) Make or cause to be made any statement or representation, oral, written, or visual, in connection with the operation of a school or the offering of a course, if such person knows or reasonably should know the statement or representation to be false, inaccurate, or misleading.

(2) Promise or guarantee employment utilizing information, training, or skill purported to be provided or otherwise enhanced by a course or school, unless such person offers the student or prospective student a bona fide contract of employment agreeing to employ the student or prospective student for a period of not less than six months in a business or other enterprise regularly conducted by him or her and in which such information, training, or skill is a normal condition of employment.

(3) Do any act constituting part of the conduct of operating a school or administration of a course or the obtaining of students therefor if such person knows or reasonably should know that any phase or incident of the conduct or operation of the school or administration of the course is being carried on by the use of fraud, deception, or other misrepresentation or by a person or persons operating a school without a license or soliciting students without a permit provided for by this chapter.

(Acts 1971, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 87, p. 4299, §5; Acts 1980, No. 80-272, p. 349, §1; Act 2014-245, p. 785, §5.)