State Authorization

What is State Authorization?

State Authorization is the process of gaining approval from other states to operate within their borders. The purpose is consumer protection.

Texas A&M University-Commerce has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

NC-SARA improves the ability of students to participate in distance education courses offered by institutions of higher education that are outside of a student’s location. Additionally, NC-SARA establishes a formal and common complaint process for distance education students that are enrolled in NC-SARA states.

NC-SARA current member states include the all states except California, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

NC-SARA States

NC-SARA membership allows A&M-Commerce to conduct limited activities in the indicated member states.

Complaint process

NC-SARA Compliant Process

Student Complaint Information by State and Agency

Professional Licensure Disclosures

Links to Licensed Profession Boards by State

Common National Professional Licensure Boards by Profession