NC SARA Compliance

The U.S. Department of Education requires compliance with state regulations of any state in which Brenau University provides distance/online education for students. To facilitate this compliance with state regulations, this institution is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).

NC-SARA allows Brenau to offer distance education in 49 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Although California is not a SARA participating state, prospective students may take classes at Brenau. Prospective students should contact the department corresponding to his or her program of interest for additional information about reciprocity.

Education

Attention Georgia Educators: Individuals who are contemplating pursuit of advanced degrees for the purpose of certification/pay upgrades should be aware that programs completed at out-of-state institutions have not, in all likelihood, been approved for certification/pay upgrades in Georgia. Educators certified in Georgia should verify with their employer or the GaPSC whether the advanced degree leads to a certificate upgrade or pay increase. The GaPSC provides the Certificate Upgrade Advisor to assist with this process. Out-of-state applicants should also verify with their employer or certification body to verify that this advanced degree will lead to a certificate upgrade or pay increase in their respective state.

Nursing

Most states accept students to sit for licensure exam if they have graduated from an accredited school. A few state the school must be approved (those marked as unsure). Read RN licensing requirements by state.

NC SARA State Licensure Status by Program
Programs Yes No Unknown
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)) AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Masters of Science Physician Assistant Studies (MS PA) AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Master of Science in Clinical Counceling Psychology GA Everything except GA
Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing (BSN & MSN) AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WY TX IL, IA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MO, NJ, MN, ND, PA, WA
Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN FNP) AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WY TX IL, IA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MO, NJ, MN, ND, PA, WA
Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN FNP) AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MN, MS, MT, NE, NV, NM, NY, NC, OH, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WV, WY TX IL, IA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MO, NJ, MN, ND, PA, WA
Master of Accounting (MACC) AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education (MAT – EE) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary Education (MAT – SE) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Master of Arts in Teaching, Middle Grades Education (MAT – MG) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education (MAT – SpE) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Master of Education in Elementary Education (MED-EE) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Master of Education, Middle Grades Education (MED – MG) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Master of Education, Secondary Education (MED – SE) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Education Specialist in Elementary Education (EDS-EE) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Educational Specialist in Middle Grades Education (EDS-MG) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Doctorate in Education in Elementary Education (EDD-EE) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Doctorate in Education in Middle Grades Education (EDD-MG) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Doctorate in Education in Leadership in Higher (EDD-HE) GA AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY
Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design (MFA ID) Everything
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (BFA ID) Everything
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements "Approved Institution" logo

All inquiries should be addressed to the academic department offering the online program.

Visit the NC-SARA website to learn more about the state reciprocity agreements.