State Authorization:: Intro

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 students’ ability to participate in distance education courses offered by institutions of higher education that are outside of their 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 membership allows A&M-Commerce to conduct limited activities in the indicated member states.

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

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Office of Academic Technology :: State Authorization

The logo for NC-SARA

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 improves students’ ability to participate in distance education courses offered by institutions of higher education that are outside of their location.

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State Authorization :: The NC-SARA Complaint Process

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State Authorization :: Professional Licensure Disclosures

Professional Licensure Disclosures

Accounting (MS)

National Association of State & Territories Boards of Accountancy

Table of State & Territories Status

StateStatus
AlabamaUnknown
AlaskaUnknown
ArizonaUnknown
ArkansasUnknown
CaliforniaUnknown
ColoradoUnknown
ConnecticutUnknown
DelawareUnknown
FloridaUnknown
GeorgiaUnknown
HawaiiUnknown
IdahoUnknown
IllinoisUnknown
IndianaUnknown
IowaUnknown
KansasUnknown
KentuckyUnknown
LouisianaUnknown
MaineUnknown
MarylandUnknown
MassachusettsUnknown
MichiganUnknown
MinnesotaUnknown
MississippiUnknown
MissouriUnknown
MontanaUnknown
NebraskaUnknown
NevadaUnknown
New HampshireUnknown
New JerseyUnknown
New MexicoUnknown
New YorkUnknown
North CarolinaUnknown
North DakotaUnknown
OhioUnknown
OklahomaUnknown
OregonUnknown
PennsylvaniaUnknown
Rhode IslandUnknown
South CarolinaUnknown
South DakotaUnknown
TennesseeUnknown
TexasYES
UtahUnknown
VermontUnknown
VirginiaUnknown
WashingtonUnknown
West VirginiaUnknown
WisconsinUnknown
WyomingUnknown
American SamoaUnknown
District of ColumbiaUnknown
GuamUnknown
Northern Mariana IslandsUnknown
Puerto RicoUnknown
US Virgin IslandsUnknown

Athletic Trainer (Minor)

National Athletic Trainers’ Association

State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaDoes Not Meet
AlaskaDoes Not Meet
ArizonaDoes Not Meet
ArkansasDoes Not Meet
CaliforniaDoes Not Meet
ColoradoDoes Not Meet
ConnecticutDoes Not Meet
DelawareDoes Not Meet
FloridaDoes Not Meet
GeorgiaDoes Not Meet
HawaiiDoes Not Meet
IdahoDoes Not Meet
IllinoisDoes Not Meet
IndianaDoes Not Meet
IowaDoes Not Meet
KansasDoes Not Meet
KentuckyDoes Not Meet
LouisianaDoes Not Meet
MaineDoes Not Meet
MarylandDoes Not Meet
MassachusettsDoes Not Meet
MichiganDoes Not Meet
MinnesotaDoes Not Meet
MississippiDoes Not Meet
MissouriDoes Not Meet
MontanaDoes Not Meet
NebraskaDoes Not Meet
NevadaDoes Not Meet
New HampshireDoes Not Meet
New JerseyDoes Not Meet
New MexicoDoes Not Meet
New YorkDoes Not Meet
North CarolinaDoes Not Meet
North DakotaDoes Not Meet
OhioDoes Not Meet
OklahomaDoes Not Meet
OregonDoes Not Meet
PennsylvaniaDoes Not Meet
Rhode IslandDoes Not Meet
South CarolinaDoes Not Meet
South DakotaDoes Not Meet
TennesseeDoes Not Meet
TexasYES
UtahDoes Not Meet
VermontDoes Not Meet
VirginiaDoes Not Meet
WashingtonDoes Not Meet
West VirginiaDoes Not Meet
WisconsinDoes Not Meet
WyomingDoes Not Meet
American SamoaDoes Not Meet
District of ColumbiaDoes Not Meet
GuamDoes Not Meet
Northern Mariana IslandsDoes Not Meet
Puerto RicoDoes Not Meet
US Virgin IslandsDoes Not Meet

Clinical Mental Health Counselor (MS)

National Board of Certified Counselors

State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaDoes Not Meet
AlaskaDoes Not Meet
ArizonaDoes Not Meet
ArkansasDoes Not Meet
CaliforniaDoes Not Meet
ColoradoDoes Not Meet
ConnecticutDoes Not Meet
DelawareDoes Not Meet
FloridaDoes Not Meet
GeorgiaDoes Not Meet
HawaiiDoes Not Meet
IdahoDoes Not Meet
IllinoisDoes Not Meet
IndianaDoes Not Meet
IowaDoes Not Meet
KansasDoes Not Meet
KentuckyDoes Not Meet
LouisianaDoes Not Meet
MaineDoes Not Meet
MarylandDoes Not Meet
MassachusettsDoes Not Meet
MichiganDoes Not Meet
MinnesotaDoes Not Meet
MississippiDoes Not Meet
MissouriDoes Not Meet
MontanaDoes Not Meet
NebraskaDoes Not Meet
NevadaDoes Not Meet
New HampshireDoes Not Meet
New JerseyDoes Not Meet
New MexicoDoes Not Meet
New YorkDoes Not Meet
North CarolinaDoes Not Meet
North DakotaDoes Not Meet
OhioDoes Not Meet
OklahomaDoes Not Meet
OregonDoes Not Meet
PennsylvaniaDoes Not Meet
Rhode IslandDoes Not Meet
South CarolinaDoes Not Meet
South DakotaDoes Not Meet
TennesseeDoes Not Meet
TexasYES
UtahDoes Not Meet
VermontDoes Not Meet
VirginiaDoes Not Meet
WashingtonDoes Not Meet
West VirginiaDoes Not Meet
WisconsinDoes Not Meet
WyomingDoes Not Meet
American SamoaDoes Not Meet
District of ColumbiaDoes Not Meet
GuamDoes Not Meet
Northern Mariana IslandsDoes Not Meet
Puerto RicoDoes Not Meet
US Virgin IslandsDoes Not Meet

Education Certifications

A&M-Commerce offers the following education certifications:

  • Educational Diagnostician
  • Principal
  • Reading Specialist
  • School Counselor
  • School Librarian
  • Superintendent
  • Teacher
State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaUnknown
AlaskaUnknown
ArizonaUnknown
ArkansasUnknown
CaliforniaUnknown
ColoradoUnknown
ConnecticutUnknown
DelawareUnknown
FloridaUnknown
GeorgiaUnknown
HawaiiUnknown
IdahoUnknown
IllinoisUnknown
IndianaUnknown
IowaUnknown
KansasUnknown
KentuckyUnknown
LouisianaUnknown
MaineUnknown
MarylandUnknown
MassachusettsUnknown
MichiganUnknown
MinnesotaUnknown
MississippiUnknown
MissouriUnknown
MontanaUnknown
NebraskaUnknown
NevadaUnknown
New HampshireUnknown
New JerseyUnknown
New MexicoUnknown
New YorkUnknown
North CarolinaUnknown
North DakotaUnknown
OhioUnknown
OklahomaUnknown
OregonUnknown
PennsylvaniaUnknown
Rhode IslandUnknown
South CarolinaUnknown
South DakotaUnknown
TennesseeUnknown
TexasYES
UtahUnknown
VermontUnknown
VirginiaUnknown
WashingtonUnknown
West VirginiaUnknown
WisconsinUnknown
WyomingUnknown
American SamoaUnknown
District of ColumbiaUnknown
GuamUnknown
Northern Mariana IslandsUnknown
Puerto RicoUnknown
US Virgin IslandsUnknown

Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board

State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaYes
AlaskaYes
ArizonaYes
ArkansasYes
CaliforniaYes
ColoradoYes
ConnecticutYes
DelawareYes
FloridaYes
GeorgiaYes
HawaiiYes
IdahoYes
IllinoisYes
IndianaYes
IowaYes
KansasYes
KentuckyYes
LouisianaYes
MaineYes
MarylandYes
MassachusettsYes
MichiganYes
MinnesotaYes
MississippiYes
MissouriYes
MontanaYes
NebraskaYes
NevadaYes
New HampshireYes
New JerseyYes
New MexicoYes
New YorkYes
North CarolinaYes
North DakotaYes
OhioYes
OklahomaYes
OregonYes
PennsylvaniaYes
Rhode IslandYes
South CarolinaYes
South DakotaYes
TennesseeYes
TexasYes
UtahYes
VermontYes
VirginiaYes
WashingtonYes
West VirginiaYes
WisconsinYes
WyomingYes
American SamoaYes
District of ColumbiaYes
GuamYes
Northern Mariana IslandsYes
Puerto RicoYes
US Virgin IslandsYes

Nursing (BSN)

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaYes
AlaskaYes
ArizonaYes
ArkansasYes
CaliforniaYes
ColoradoYes
ConnecticutYes
DelawareYes
FloridaYes
GeorgiaYes
HawaiiYes
IdahoYes
IllinoisYes
IndianaYes
IowaYes
KansasYes
KentuckyYes
LouisianaYes
MaineYes
MarylandYes
MassachusettsYes
MichiganYes
MinnesotaYes
MississippiYes
MissouriYes
MontanaYes
NebraskaYes
NevadaYes
New HampshireYes
New JerseyYes
New MexicoYes
New YorkYes
North CarolinaYes
North DakotaYes
OhioYes
OklahomaYes
OregonYes
PennsylvaniaYes
Rhode IslandYes
South CarolinaYes
South DakotaYes
TennesseeYes
TexasYes
UtahYes
VermontYes
VirginiaYes
WashingtonYes
West VirginiaYes
WisconsinYes
WyomingYes
American SamoaYes
District of ColumbiaYes
GuamYes
Northern Mariana IslandsYes
Puerto RicoYes
US Virgin IslandsYes

Paralegal Certification

American Bar Association’s Educational Information for Paralegals

State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaUnknown
AlaskaUnknown
ArizonaUnknown
ArkansasUnknown
CaliforniaUnknown
ColoradoUnknown
ConnecticutUnknown
DelawareUnknown
FloridaUnknown
GeorgiaUnknown
HawaiiUnknown
IdahoUnknown
IllinoisUnknown
IndianaUnknown
IowaUnknown
KansasUnknown
KentuckyUnknown
LouisianaUnknown
MaineUnknown
MarylandUnknown
MassachusettsUnknown
MichiganUnknown
MinnesotaUnknown
MississippiUnknown
MissouriUnknown
MontanaUnknown
NebraskaUnknown
NevadaUnknown
New HampshireUnknown
New JerseyUnknown
New MexicoUnknown
New YorkUnknown
North CarolinaUnknown
North DakotaUnknown
OhioUnknown
OklahomaUnknown
OregonUnknown
PennsylvaniaUnknown
Rhode IslandUnknown
South CarolinaUnknown
South DakotaUnknown
TennesseeUnknown
TexasYES
UtahUnknown
VermontUnknown
VirginiaUnknown
WashingtonUnknown
West VirginiaUnknown
WisconsinUnknown
WyomingUnknown
American SamoaUnknown
District of ColumbiaUnknown
GuamUnknown
Northern Mariana IslandsUnknown
Puerto RicoUnknown
US Virgin IslandsUnknown

Psychology (MS) with Emphasis in Diagnostician Re-Specialization

National Association of School Psychologists

Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaDoes Not Meet
AlaskaDoes Not Meet
ArizonaDoes Not Meet
ArkansasDoes Not Meet
CaliforniaDoes Not Meet
ColoradoDoes Not Meet
ConnecticutDoes Not Meet
DelawareDoes Not Meet
FloridaDoes Not Meet
GeorgiaDoes Not Meet
HawaiiDoes Not Meet
IdahoDoes Not Meet
IllinoisDoes Not Meet
IndianaDoes Not Meet
IowaDoes Not Meet
KansasDoes Not Meet
KentuckyDoes Not Meet
LouisianaDoes Not Meet
MaineDoes Not Meet
MarylandDoes Not Meet
MassachusettsDoes Not Meet
MichiganDoes Not Meet
MinnesotaDoes Not Meet
MississippiDoes Not Meet
MissouriDoes Not Meet
MontanaDoes Not Meet
NebraskaDoes Not Meet
NevadaDoes Not Meet
New HampshireDoes Not Meet
New JerseyDoes Not Meet
New MexicoDoes Not Meet
New YorkDoes Not Meet
North CarolinaDoes Not Meet
North DakotaDoes Not Meet
OhioDoes Not Meet
OklahomaDoes Not Meet
OregonDoes Not Meet
PennsylvaniaDoes Not Meet
Rhode IslandDoes Not Meet
South CarolinaDoes Not Meet
South DakotaDoes Not Meet
TennesseeDoes Not Meet
TexasYES
UtahDoes Not Meet
VermontDoes Not Meet
VirginiaDoes Not Meet
WashingtonDoes Not Meet
West VirginiaDoes Not Meet
WisconsinDoes Not Meet
WyomingDoes Not Meet
American SamoaDoes Not Meet
District of ColumbiaDoes Not Meet
GuamDoes Not Meet
Northern Mariana IslandsDoes Not Meet
Puerto RicoDoes Not Meet
US Virgin IslandsDoes Not Meet

Social Work (BSW)

Social Work License Map

State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaYes
AlaskaYes
ArizonaYes
ArkansasYes
CaliforniaNo
ColoradoYes
ConnecticutNo
DelawareNo
FloridaNo
GeorgiaNo
HawaiiYes
IdahoYes
IllinoisYes
IndianaYes
IowaYes
KansasYes
KentuckyYes
LouisianaYes
MaineYes
MarylandYes
MassachusettsYes
MichiganYes
MinnesotaYes
MississippiYes
MissouriYes
MontanaUnknown
NebraskaYes
NevadaYes
New HampshireNo
New JerseyYes
New MexicoYes
New YorkNo
North CarolinaYes
North DakotaYes
OhioYes
OklahomaYes
OregonYes
PennsylvaniaYes
Rhode IslandNo
South CarolinaYes
South DakotaYes
TennesseeYes
TexasYes
UtahYes
VermontNo
VirginiaYes
WashingtonNo
West VirginiaYes
WisconsinYes
WyomingYes
American SamoaUnknown
District of ColumbiaUnknown
GuamUnknown
Northern Mariana IslandsUnknown
Puerto RicoUnknown
US Virgin IslandsUnknown

Social Work (MSW)

Social Work License Map

State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaYes
AlaskaYes
ArizonaYes
ArkansasYes
CaliforniaNo
ColoradoYes
ConnecticutNo
DelawareNo
FloridaNo
GeorgiaNo
HawaiiYes
IdahoYes
IllinoisYes
IndianaYes
IowaYes
KansasYes
KentuckyYes
LouisianaYes
MaineYes
MarylandYes
MassachusettsYes
MichiganYes
MinnesotaYes
MississippiYes
MissouriYes
MontanaUnknown
NebraskaYes
NevadaYes
New HampshireNo
New JerseyYes
New MexicoYes
New YorkNo
North CarolinaYes
North DakotaYes
OhioYes
OklahomaYes
OregonYes
PennsylvaniaYes
Rhode IslandNo
South CarolinaYes
South DakotaYes
TennesseeYes
TexasYes
UtahYes
VermontNo
VirginiaYes
WashingtonNo
West VirginiaYes
WisconsinYes
WyomingYes
American SamoaUnknown
District of ColumbiaUnknown
GuamUnknown
Northern Mariana IslandsUnknown
Puerto RicoUnknown
US Virgin IslandsUnknown

Specialist in School Psychology (SSP)

National Association of School Psychologists

State/TerritoryStatus
AlabamaUnknown
AlaskaUnknown
ArizonaUnknown
ArkansasUnknown
CaliforniaUnknown
ColoradoUnknown
ConnecticutUnknown
DelawareUnknown
FloridaUnknown
GeorgiaUnknown
HawaiiUnknown
IdahoUnknown
IllinoisUnknown
IndianaUnknown
IowaUnknown
KansasUnknown
KentuckyUnknown
LouisianaUnknown
MaineUnknown
MarylandUnknown
MassachusettsUnknown
MichiganUnknown
MinnesotaUnknown
MississippiUnknown
MissouriUnknown
MontanaUnknown
NebraskaUnknown
NevadaUnknown
New HampshireUnknown
New JerseyUnknown
New MexicoUnknown
New YorkUnknown
North CarolinaUnknown
North DakotaUnknown
OhioUnknown
OklahomaUnknown
OregonUnknown
PennsylvaniaUnknown
Rhode IslandUnknown
South CarolinaUnknown
South DakotaUnknown
TennesseeUnknown
TexasYES
UtahUnknown
VermontUnknown
VirginiaUnknown
WashingtonUnknown
West VirginiaUnknown
WisconsinUnknown
WyomingUnknown
American SamoaUnknown
District of ColumbiaUnknown
GuamUnknown
Northern Mariana IslandsUnknown
Puerto RicoUnknown
US Virgin IslandsUnknown

Occupational License Disclosure

Please be advised that Texas A&M University-Commerce offers many programs that lead to an occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code 58.001. Licensing authorities may have guidelines concerning prior criminal convictions that would make an individual ineligible for issuance of a given license. Applicants are encouraged to review all eligibility requirements related to degrees resulting in a license. Note the following:

  • An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license.
  • Licensing authorities must establish and make available guidelines explaining why a particular offense is considered a basis for ineligibility for a particular license and other criterion that may affect the decision to grant or withhold a license. A list of current state licensing authorities related to educational programs offered can be found online.
  • Local or county licensing authorities may establish additional guidelines related to criminal history. Applicants should contact their local or county licensing authority for more information.
  • An individual has the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding their eligibility for license issued under Texas Occupations code 53.102. Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the individual licensing authorities.

Texas Licensing Agencies

Licensing Agencies

Please review the guidelines and eligibility for those convicted of an offense.

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