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News & Updates (May)

Happy 10th Birthday to the WCET/State Authorization Network (SAN)! (founded April 2011) Celebration of SAN!

SAN Basics Workshop! (virtual) June 23, 24, 25, 2021. For those new or relatively new to the nuances of out-of-state activity compliance for postsecondary institutions. The workshop is for 4 hours each of the 3 days.  Please review the workshop description prior to registering.  Registration information can be found here!

WCET Policy Series – Open to all SAN Members!!!  The Third Wednesday of March, April, May.  Topics:  March 17 – The Federal Outlook with a New Administration; April 21 – Regular and Substantive Interaction; May 19 – Professional Licensure Notifications.  No Cost for SAN Members! 1 hour webinar event. Held at 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET;   Register Today!

Updated Secretary of State Requirements – 50 State Chart  - Updated December 2020;  Thank you to many SAN Members for collaborating on this project!  (requires SAN Member login)

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month. May 11, 2021  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612May Topic: Benefits of WCET, Policy and Practice Issues addressed by WCET, and Upcoming WCET Events; May Special Guest Host: Megan Raymond

General Disclosure  That is the Title of our monthly SAN Podcast Offerings!  Go to this link to gain access to all of our SAN podcasts!  

Are you new or relatively new to the issue of out-of-state activity compliance?  Start Here with State Authorization 101 which leads to How it Works and Why Comply. 

COVID-19 Guidance Weblinks - lists of guidance from: Institutional Accreditors, National Associations for State Licensure Boards, Programmatic Accreditors, State Plans/Resources, and U.S. Department of Education Guidance(including 12/11/20 new guidance). Plus:  Policy Playbook prepared by WCET and SAN.

Licensed Professions per State with Board links Updated October 2020 (requires SAN Member login)

National Associations for State Licensure Boards Weblinks:  Updated October 2020 (requires SAN Member login)

NC-SARA Website - SARA Manual; Professional Licensure Directory (contact information in each state for state boards of Counseling, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Teacher Education)

Professional Licensure Disclosures: Implementation Handbook for Institutional Compliance with the 2019 Federal Regulations. Includes Flowchart!  by author Shari Miller 

The State Authorization Guide (replaced the SHEEO Surveys)

WCET Frontiers  - articles on many higher education issues related to educational technology

WCET Page: Jobs posted by members

How We Help
SAN sponsored analysis, best practices, training, timely updates, and resources are provided for SAN Members.

State Authorization 101

Introductory material to understand the foundation of state authorization compliance.


 Members share information and obtain direction and assistance through:

  • Training workshops and webcasts.
  • Discussions with regulators and experts.
  • Monthly calls , email discussions, and face to face meetings.
  • Research reports and state-by-state analyses.
  • Reciprocity advice.

Latest Resources


May 2021 eNewsletter

Compliance Requirements (NonSARA)
Federal Regulations
Other Higher Education Issues
Reciprocity (SARA)
SANsational Awards