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Back to Basics Workshop 2019

March 6-7, 2019 | Arlington, VA  SOLD OUT!

If you would like to be placed on the waitlist, please contact Ryan Patterson:

Do you manage state authorization compliance at your institution?  ….OR are you in another institution office such as financial aid, registrar, faculty, institutional research, or legal counsel and required to follow new processes to adapt to state and federal regulatory requirements due to the out of state activities of the institution?  Do you need help navigating the chaotic world of state regulations, federal updates, and the seemingly endless paperwork involved? If so, the WCET State Authorization Compliance Workshop may be the answer!

WCET is pleased to bring together experts in the field of state authorization to educate you on the intricacies of out-of-state activity regulatory compliance.  This  two-day workshop will provide detailed, up-to-date information designed to help your institution manage the complexities of state authorization. Both at the workshop and for the few months following, you will be part of a team that is advised by one of our experienced mentors.

 Alongside leading experts with hands-on knowledge, you will gain the expertise to:

  • Create a game plan to obtain and maintain state authorization for your unique institution;
  • Interpret federal regulations, current federal activity, state statutes, state regulations,  administrative code, and SARA requirements regarding an institution's out of state activities;
  • Develop effective strategies to communicate key information to states and to key stakeholders at your institution;
  • Obtain, manage, and organize the data essential to the achievement of state authorization for your institution.

In addition, each participant will be grouped with a mentor. The mentor will hold group discussions at the workshop to answer more in-depth and institution specific questions. After the workshop concludes, the mentor will host two conference calls with the group over a period of three months to continue the learning experience.

Please note that this is the Basics workshop that provides an overview of state authorization management processes.  For a deeper dive into issues & processes, look for the Advanced Topics workshops.

Tentative Workshop Schedule: (plan for the following)
March 6 – 8:30am – 5pm
March 7 – 8:30am – 2pm

March 6 – Breakfast, Lunch will be offered
March 7 – Breakfast and Lunch will be offered

Who Should Attend:

Professionals who manage or coordinate information for the purposes of state authorization, should attend this workshop. This workshop focuses on developing those participants who are beginners or relatively new to the role of being an authorization compliance officer or for those professionals who help implement student processes or data collection to coordinate with the compliance officer.

WCET's State Authorization Network (SAN) is based on the philosophy: "Expecting each institution to navigate authorization regulations in every state is highly inefficient. Working cooperatively, institutions can share the burden." See the SAN website for a list of WCET SAN participants.

Please note that any staff member at an institution that is a WCET SAN participant is eligible for the SAN Member rate for the workshop.


Register Here for the Workshop!

Pricing Information:

WCET SAN Member rate is $600 until January 25, 2019, and $800 thereafter. Non-WCET SAN Member rate is $1,200 until January 25, 2019 and $1,600 thereafter.  Early Bird Rate Extended to Feb 1, 2019.

Workshop Location Information:

The State Authorization Compliance Workshop will be held at the UVA Darden Sands Family Grounds Center; 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22209 (Washington DC Metropolitan Area)

Price includes: group mentoring, templates for organization, presentations, and many meals.

Hotel Information:

Key Bridge Marriott – (1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA  22209) which is a short walking distance from workshop site.  Transportation assistance can be provided as needed.

Room Rate:  $199/night.  The group room rate will be available until February 5, 2019. Subject to availability.  Please book your room for the workshop room block at the Key Bridge Marriott at the reservation link below:

Book your group rate for WCET Rooms Block

If you are having trouble booking your room at the hotel - please contact Cheryl Dowd at 303-541-0210 to discuss.

Contact Us:

For content related questions about the workshop, contact Cheryl Dowd.

For logistical information about the workshop, contact Rosa Calabrese.

View more information about the State Authorization Network.

Start Date: 03.06.2019
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