State Authorization for Students

For Students: Profesional Licensure and Certification Disclosures 

What is State Authorization?

State authorization refers to federal, state, and professional licensing board regulations that impact educational activities offered across state lines and programs that lead to professional licensure or certification. Compliance with these regulations ensures that a Kent State University degree will be recognized, Kent State students will be eligible to sit for licensure in states other than Ohio, and Kent State students have access to state licensure information.

Authorization requirements vary by state and program and may impact university operations. At KentState, we have a team dedicated to researching regulations, seeking and maintaining compliance, and communicating changes in authorization status.

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The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative that increases student access to distance education courses and programs while maintaining compliance with state regulations. Institutions participating in SARA can offer educational opportunities in all 49 SARA member states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico without seeking individual approval in each state. Learn more on the SARA page

When considering Kent State University for your online learning needs, prospective students should consult our Status in Each State Map page for the most up-to-date information regarding state authorization for our online programs.