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Celebrating 10 years as the leader for guidance and support for navigating regulatory compliance for out-of-state activities of postsecondary institutions.

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News & Updates (July)

SAN Advisory Group Election Self-Nomination Process is now open.  Self-nominations will be accepted until July 30.  Instructions are provided in a July 19, 2021 email to all SAN Network Community contacts in wcetMIX.

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. August 10, 2021  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612August Topic: Launching SAN 11: Q&A with SAN staff and discussion of key issues ahead.  August Experts: WCET | SAN Staff - Cheryl Dowd, Kathryn Kerensky, Rachael Stachowiak

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. 

Communication Platform for SAN member updates and SAN discussions - use wcetMIX.

COVID-19 Guidance Weblinks -  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.

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 Resources  - Listed on the Professional Licensure Topic Area Page.

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.

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