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Information about State Authorization

The States and Territories Listing below provides information on each state regarding status of state authorization, programs available (with any current restrictions), and complaint information. The Division of eLearning and Professional Studies at UAB (eLearning) is working with all campus departments to allow students from all states to enroll in our online programs. Progress is ongoing and will be updated regularly on this website.

Information about Professional Licensure and Certification

UAB has many online degree programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification. Licensure requirements vary from state to state and by professional organization. UAB is working to develop a publicly accessible database to provide this information online. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning about potential professional licensure requirements in your state for a specific degree program, please contact the UAB State Authorization Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or by calling (205) 934-7217.

UAB Complaint Process

UAB strives to ensure that all students, whether face-to-face, hybrid, or online/distance accessible, have access to information regarding the university's complaint process. To view this process, visit the Complaint Process page.

UAB State Authorization Contact

UAB Division of eLearning and Professional Studies

Phone: (205) 934-7217

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UAB is a SARA Institution

Alabama is a member of NC-SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and UAB is an approved SARA institution. For students, the SARA initiative seeks to provide greater access to academic programs, lead to better resolution of student complaints, increase the quality of distance education, and increase opportunities for student clinicals, practicums, and internships outside of Alabama. View the States and Territories Listing to see how UAB is authorized in your state.

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States and Territories Listing

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Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Website

Phone: (334) 242-1998

Fax: Fax: (334) 242-2269

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Website

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: (907) 465-6741

Authorization: N/A

Program Availability: N/A

Complaint Information:

State Department of Education

Website

Phone: (684) 633-5237

Fax: (684) 633-4240

Address: Department of Education (Utulei)
Pago Pago, AS 96799

State Higher Education Agency:

American Samoa Community College

Website

Phone: (684) 699-9155

Fax: (684) 699-6259

Address: P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, AS 96799

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

Website

Phone: (602) 258-2435

Fax: Fax:( 602) 258-2483

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (501) 371-2000

Authorization: Not a member of NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

California Department of Consumer Affairs
Consumer Information Center

Website

Address: 1625 North Market Blvd., Suite N-112
Sacramento, California 95834

Phone: (833) 942-1120

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing cannot accept students from Colorado at this time. p>

Complaint Information:

Colorado Department of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (303) 862-3001

Fax: (303) 996-1329

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (860) 947-1800

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing is working to acquire approval for our UAB distance accessible nursing program in Delaware. We currently do not have that approval.

Complaint Information:

Delaware Department of Education, Higher Education

Website

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: (302) 735-4120

Fax: (302) 739-5894

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Florida Department of Education

Website

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: (850) 245-0505

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Website

Phone: (770) 414-3300

Fax: (770) 414-3309

Authorization: N/A

Program Availability: N/A

Complaint Information:

Guam Department of Education

Website

Address: Department of Education, Government of Guam
Federal Programs Division
500 Mariner Avenue
Barrigada, Guam 96931

State Higher Education Agency:

University of Guam

Website

Phone: (671) 735-2201/08/14

Address: UOG Station
Mangilao, Guam 96923

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program (HPEAP)

Website

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: (808) 586-7327

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Idaho State Board of Education

Website

Phone: (208) 332-1587

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (217) 782-2551

Fax: (217) 782-8548

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Website

Phone: (800) 457-8283

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Iowa College Aid

Website

Phone: (515) 725-3400

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

The Kansas Board of Regents

Website

Phone: (785) 430-4240

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Education cannot accept students at this time.

Complaint Information:

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Website

Phone: (502) 573-1555

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Louisiana Board of Regents

Website

Phone: (225) 326-6465 or (800) 351-4889

Fax: (225) 326-6499

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Maine Department of Education

Website

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: (207) 624-6600

Fax: (207) 624-6700

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Website

Phone: (410) 767-3300

Toll-free: (800) 974-0203

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing is working to acquire approval for our UAB distance accessible nursing program in Massachusetts. We currently do not have that approval.

Complaint Information:

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (617) 994-6950

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Michigan Department of Education

pdfWebsite

Phone: (517) 241-7000

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing is working to acquire approval for our UAB distance accessible nursing program in Minnesota. We currently do not have that approval.

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Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (601) 432-6198

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

Website

Phone: (601) 432-6198

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Missouri Department of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (573) 751-3321

Fax: (573) 751-0774

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Montana University System, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (406) 449-9124

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Website

Phone: (402) 471-2847

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education

Website

Phone: (702) 486-7330

Fax: (702) 486-7340

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

New Hampshire Division of Educator Support and Higher Education

Website

Phone: (603) 271-0256

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (609) 292-4310

Fax: (609) 292-7225

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing is working to acquire approval for our UAB distance accessible nursing program in New Mexico. We currently do not have that approval.

Complaint Information:

New Mexico Commission of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (505) 476-8400

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing is working to acquire approval for our UAB distance accessible nursing program in New York. We currently do not have that approval.

Complaint Information:

New York State Education Department, Office of College and University Evaluation

Website

Phone: (518) 474-3852

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints

Website

Phone: (919) 716-6000

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

North Dakota University System

Website

Phone: (701) 328-2960

Fax: (701) 328-2961

Authorization: N/A

Program Availability: N/A

Complaint Information:

State Department of Education

Website

Phone: (670) 237-3027

Fax: (670) 664-3711

Address: CNMI Public School System
Bwughos Street, Susupe
PO BOX 501370
Saipan, MP 96950

State Higher Education Agency:

Northern Marianas Department of Education

Website

Phone: (670) 237-3027

Fax: (670) 234-1270

Address: CNMI Public School System
Bwughos Street, Susupe
PO BOX 501370
Saipan, MP 96950

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Ohio Department of Higher Education

Website

Phone: (614) 466-6000

Fax: (614) 466-5866

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Website

Phone: (405) 225-9100

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing is working to acquire approval for our UAB distance accessible nursing program in Oregon. We currently do not have that approval.

Complaint Information:

Oregon, Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Website

Phone: (503) 378-5690

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Pennsylvania Department of Education – Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education

Website

Phone: (717) 783-8228

Fax: (717) 722-3622

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Puerto Rico Council on Education

pdfWebsite

Phone: (787) 722-2121

Fax: (787) 641-2573

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

Website

Phone: (401) 736-1100

Fax: (401) 732-3541

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, Academic Affairs

Website

Phone: (803) 737-3476

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

South Dakota Consumer Protection

Website

Phone: (605) 773-4400

Fax: (605) 773-7163

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Division of Postsecondary State Authorization

Website

Phone: (615) 741-3605

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Website

Phone: (512) 427-6101

Fax: (512) 427-6127

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing is working to acquire approval for our UAB distance accessible nursing program in Utah. We currently do not have that approval.

Complaint Information:

Utah System of Higher Education, Office of Commissioner

Website

Phone: (801) 321-7101

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Vermont Agency of Education

Website

Phone: (802) 479-1030

Fax: (802) 479-1835

Authorization: N/A

Program Availability: N/A

Complaint Information:

State Department of Education
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Education

St. Croix:

Phone: (340) 773-1095

Address: 21-33 Hospital St.

St. Thomas:

Website

Fax: (340) 774-0100

Address: 00850 St. Thomas, VI 00802

State Higher Education Agency:

Virgin Islands Department of Education

Website

Phone: (340) 774-2810

Fax: (340) 779-7153

Address: 1834 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, VI 00802

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Website

Phone: (804) 225-2600

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing is working to acquire approval for our UAB distance accessible nursing program in Washington. We currently do not have that approval.

Complaint Information:

Washington Student Achievement Council

Website

Phone: (360) 753-7800

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Washington D.C. – State Board of Education

Website

Phone: (202) 727-3636

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: Most programs available. The School of Nursing is working to acquire approval for our UAB distance accessible nursing program in West Virginia. We currently do not have that approval.

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West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

pdfWebsite

Phone: (304) 558-0261

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board

Website

Phone: (608) 262-2321

Fax: (608) 262-3985

Authorization: NC-SARA

Program Availability: All programs available

Complaint Information:

Wyoming Department of Education

Website

Phone: (307) 777-7675

Fax: (307) 777-6234