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News & Updates (September)

SAN and UPCEA webinar!  Registration is Open! The Federal Rulemaking Process:  How to Follow and Inform Colleagues about the Upcoming Negotiated Rulemaking Meetings and Outcomes  Wednesday, September 29, 2021; Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern.  (Newest Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meetings begins October 4, 2021 - Negotiated Rulemaking for Higher Education 2021-22)

NASASPS (state regulators) Annual Conference (with Collaboration from SAN)! (virtual) – October 13-14, 2021.  Theme: Times, they are a-changin’:  Navigating Transitions;  Uncertainties:  How to Manage Them.  You can review the Preliminary Agenda to see this excellent 2 day line up of our favorite presenters.  SAN members get the member rate with code: SANV2021.

NC-SARA Board Proposals for SARA Policy Modifications Webinar: Registration OpenWednesday, September 15, 2021; Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern.

WCET 33rd Annual Meeting | A One-Day Virtual Event – November 2, 2021; The WCET Annual Meeting is known for bringing together diverse perspectives and pragmatic solutions to online learning in higher education.   Early bird registration available now!

Open Forum -  2nd Tuesday of each month. October 12, 2021  Time: 10AM Alaska, 11AM Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern; Link: https://wiche.zoom.us/j/9421225612October Topic: Multistate employment scenarios - SAN Member discussion, reflection and brainstorm session  October Facilitator:  Rachael Stachowiak, Director, Interstate Policy and Compliance

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)

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!  August 2021 podcast brought to you by the SAN Professional Licensure Special Interest Team!

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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Past Webinars, Events & Podcasts

August 2021 Podcast

Federal Regulations
Professional Licensure