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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 members include 49 states (not 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

THECB Student Complaint Process

Student Complaint Information by State and Agency

Professional Licensure Disclosures Table

Links to Licensed Profession Boards by State

Common National Professional Licensure Boards by Profession