State Authorizations

The State Authorization Regulation Chapter 34, § 600.9(c)

“If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State Jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State’s approval upon request.” 

Federal and State Regulations on "State Authorization" of Distance Education

LSUA is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  All States except California are members of this agreement and students can participate in programs.

Additional information on programs leading to licensure can be found at our State and Program Specific Disclosure Information

Distance Learning Complaint Process For LSUA Students

Students who have a complaint or grievance should work through the campus process first. The Student Grievance Procedure outlines appropriate steps to reach resolution. If after following LSUA's process, the issue is not satisfactorily resolved internally and the student seeks additional resolution, grievances may be appealed to either the student's home agency or the institution's home state agency.  Questions about the process can be directed to

Please use the following resource to locate each state's contact agency:

LSUA has authority to operate in all states except California under the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) Puerto Rico and the U.s. Virgin Islands are also approved SARA territories.

Please note: Due to internship requirements, the following programs can only accept Louisiana Residents:

  • Disaster Science and Emergency Management
  • Long Term Care Administration (formerly Eldercare Administration0

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