Distance Education: National Council for SARA
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to provide a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. When states join SARA, they agree to follow uniform processes for approving their eligible institutions' participation. Participation in SARA allows institutions to provide online courses outside of their own state borders by seeking and maintaining state approvals via a streamlined process. To learn more, visit NC SARA.
NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. To learn more, visit SARA NC
Current authorized SARA member states can be viewed on the SARA Interactive Map
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC SARA)
3005 Center Green Drive, Suite 130
Boulder, Colorado 80301
T: (303) 848-3275
Important Note for Students: Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. At this time, SUNY Oneonta cannot confirm if programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the State of New York. Students will need to contact the state licensing board relative to their program in the state they are seeking licensure from for further information.
If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state before beginning the academic program.