State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements map showing that all US locations except for California and Camin Islands

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

UMaineOnline is approved by the Maine Department of Higher Education to participate in National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). SARA is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary, distance-education courses and programs. Participation makes it easier for students residing in member locations to take online courses offered by post-secondary institutions based in another state/territory. States and institutions participating in SARA can be found at

We cannot confirm that UMaineOnline courses or degree programs meet the requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of Maine. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate or applicable licensing board(s) in states they may wish to pursue licensure prior to beginning study in a UMaineOnline academic program.

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