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Florida State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Additional Requirements


Institutional Requirements

An excerpt from Section 5.2 of the SARA Manual is below. This explains the requirement of institutions to communicate professional licensure requirements in the student’s home state.

SARA has no effect on State professional licensing requirements. Any Institution approved to participate in SARA that offers courses or programs designed to lead to Professional Licensure or certification or advertised as leading to Licensure must satisfy all federal requirements for disclosures regarding such Professional Licensure programs under 34 §C.F.R. 668.43. For SARA purposes, these requirements will also apply to non-Title IV institutions.

For SARA purposes, institutions that are unable, after all reasonable efforts, to determine whether a program will meet state professional licensure requirements shall provide the student or applicant with current contact information for any applicable licensing boards, and advise the student or applicant to determine whether the program meets requirements for Licensure in the State where the student is located.

Data Reporting Requirements

Institutions are required to report data annually to NC-SARA. NC-SARA will provide each institution with a data reporting manual and data usage agreement to be signed by the institution. NC-SARA will not collect individually identifiable student data and will comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Data will be reported in the spring and include the number of students enrolled via distance education delivered outside the home state of the institution, disaggregated by state, territory, or district in which the students reside.