Scroll through our comprehensive resource library to find anything you might need from informative one-pagers to the SARA Policy manual, to videos pertaining to all things state authorization! 

Summary: About the New England State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement 




Suggested Practices and Considerations for Student Complaints
The complaint process for students can be very confusing and complex. The institution’s goal should be a “student friendly” explanation of the complaint process and MUST include the contact information for the institution’s accreditor and location of the appropriate state agency for the student’s complaint. Institutions participating in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and/or engaged in out-of-state distance education activities outside of reciprocity, MUST provide additional information to students in order to channel a grievance. READ MORE BY CLICKING HERE.


SARA in the time of coronavirus by Sheridan Miller

Related Distance Education & State Authorization Articles

A Note to the NC-SARA Community Regarding COVID-19
March 5, 2020
By: Lori Williams, President & CEO, NC-SARA

WCET State Authorization Network Special Interest Team: Licensure Research & Disclosures
Stakeholder Meeting Tips, February 13, 2020
Stakeholder Engagement Tips, February 5, 2020

Webcast: Final Federal Regulations for State Authorization
Review and discussion of the new 2019 Federal Regulations (topics include: 2016 federal rule, early implementation, professional licensure disclosures, international campus) 
December 10, 2019
NC-SARA webcast with guest presenter Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP

Is Early Implementation of ED’s State Authorization for Distance Education Rule right for Your Institution?
November 11, 2019
By: Nancy Anderson, Caitlyn Shelby, and Paul Thompson, Cooley, LLP

D.C. Update: A busy year for Higher Ed General Updates, Accreditation, Distance Education and EdTech Regulations
Session handouts cataloging key documents (HEA base text & amendments, 2019 Fed Reg Announcement, WCET commentary)
November 6, 2019, WCET’s 31st Annual Meeting
Collated and distributed by WCET

ED Publishes Final Distance Education State Authorization for Distance Education Rule
November 5, 2019
By: Nancy Anderson, Caitlyn Shelby, and Paul Thompson, Cooley, LLP

Professors’ Slow, Steady Acceptance of Online Learning: A Survey
October 30, 2019
By: Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

Guiding Questions: Steps for State Authorization ComplianceBy: Cheryl Dowd, WCET’s State Authorization Network (SAN)
distributed at Connecticut Office of Higher Education Distance Education Forum

Show me the money: Shifting legislative conversations about the cost of distance education
October 4, 2019
By: Van Davis @historydoc

General Disclosure with WCET’s State Authorization network
2/23/21 – Topic: Nursing regulation and BON resource development

We were lucky to chat with Nancy Spector of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), who discussed nursing regulation and how her organization created a very helpful resource for institutions working on their professional licensure disclosures. Here is a great article she wrote on BON approval for RN programs and here is the transcript of the conversation. Click to listen.