State Authorization

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Butler Community College is working in cooperation with the Department of Education and numerous state agencies to comply with the requirements of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

Changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965 have made it necessary for each institution of higher learning to respond to the following:  “If an institution is offering post secondary 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 post secondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State's approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)”

Butler Community College has sought and received authorization to offer distance education or we are in the process of obtaining authorization from the states listed below. Butler has been approved to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA)

Alabama has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Alaska has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Arizona has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Arkansas has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

California: Butler Community College Distance Education is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in California

Colorado has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Connecticut: No application is required from Butler CC Distance Education to offer online education in Connecticut

Delaware: Butler Community College is in the process of obtaining authorization to offer distance education in Delaware

Florida:  No application is required from Butler Community College Distance Education to offer online education in Florida

Georgia has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Hawaii has passed legislation to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Idaho has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Illinois has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Indiana has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Iowa has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Kansas has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Kentucky: Butler Community College Distance Education is exempt from authorization to offer distance education in Kentucky

Louisiana has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Maine has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Maryland has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Massachusetts: Butler Community College is in the process of obtaining authorization to offer distance education in Massachusetts

Michigan has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Minnesota has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Mississippi has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Missouri has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Montana has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Nebraska has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Nevada has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

New Hampshire has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

New Jersey: No application is required from Butler Community College Distance Education to offer online education in New Jersey

New Mexico has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

New York: No application is required from Butler Community College Distance Education to offer online education in New York.

North Carolina: No application is required from Butler Distance Education to offer online education in North Carolina

North Dakota has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Oklahoma has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Ohio has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Oregon has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Pennsylvania has introduced legislation to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement SARA

Rhode Island has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

South Carolina: No application is required from Butler Community College Distance Education to offer online education in South Carolina

South Dakota has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Tennessee has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Texas has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Utah has passed legislation to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

Vermont has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Virginia has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Washington has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

West Virginia has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Wisconsin: No application is required from Community College Distance Education to offer online education in Wisconsin

Wyoming has joined the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)