What Applies to Me?

Resources from February 2024 webinar on Professional Licensure & potential U.S. ED regulatory developments

HELP PowerPoint Slides

SAN PowerPoint Slides

Webinar Recording (YouTube)

HELP - Q&A Additional Responses

The resources above are being provided as a follow-up to the webinar titled "U.S. Department of Education and Professional Licensure Updates for NEBHE region institutions", held on February 9th 2024.

NEBHE - in partnership with New England Independent College and University Associations - held this webinar to review recent U.S. Department of Education developments with a focus on Professional Licensure. The program was led by the State Authorization Network (SAN) and the Higher Education Licensure Pros (HELP). Experts from these organizations reviewed recent developments in federal policy as well as issues currently being considered, which are broadly applicable to institutions throughout our region and across the country.

I am an institution considering SARA participation

As long as the state in which your institution is legally domiciled (called the Home State) is a SARA member , your institution may apply through what's called a "State Portal Entity." The entity is a contact responsible for SARA oversight in your state's education agency. NEBHE region  State Portal Entity contacts can be found by clicking here. The SARA participation application is the same regardless of your institution's home state or sector (public, private, etc.).

Visit nc-sara.org to learn more about the application and process.

Watch our April 2024 webinar on seeking participation by clicking here. And view and download the slides from this presentation, including helpful links, by clicking here.

I am a current institution who has questions about participation

The best way to answer these questions is to utilize the expertise of your State Portal Entity or (SPE). To get in contact with your SPE, click here.

I am a current institution looking to renew my participation in SARA

Click here to find all relevant renewal forms.

I am a current institution wondering about professional licensure disclosures.

For more information about how to properly disclose professional licensure notifications, we recommend reviewing the following organization websites. You can also connect with these organizations directly:

State Authorization Network (SAN)

Higher Education Licensure Pros (HELP)

I am wondering what programs are covered under SARA?

Check out NC-SARA's newest SARA Source, a comprehensive and searchable national catalog of distance education programs offered by all SARA participating institutions.

I have a question about NC-SARA data reporting

Check out guidelines for NC-SARA institutional data reporting here!