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Professional Licensure Disclosures - Implementation Handbook

Implementation Handbook for Institutional Compliance with the 2019 Federal Regulation

This Talking Points white paper provides a thorough narrative to understand the nuances of Federal professional licensure disclosure compliance PLUS a step by step guide to implement Federal disclosures for professional licensure. A flowchart is included to provide a visual picture of the step by step guide provided in the handbook.


  • Introduction
  • Institutional Motivation
  • The 2019 Federal Regulations:  Relevant Issues for Professional Licensure or Certification Disclosures
  • Implementation Guide
  • Conclusion 
  • Addendum:  Includes: General Practice Tips; Resources
  • Implementation Flowchart

Note:  the flowchart is included with the paper and separately for download.


Author:  Shari Miller, Consultant, Institutional Compliance MATTERS

Shari provides practical higher education regulatory consulting services to educational organizations. She was Director of State Authorization for Northern Arizona University and was a founding member of the Arizona SARA Council. She has served on multiple NC-SARA working committees and serves as a mentor to participants of the SAN Basic Training. In 2016, she received the WCET SANsational Award for Innovation in Education for leading a project team that developed a technological solution to determine where NAU’s 30,000 students are physically located. She has presented at many higher education conferences. Shari, an attorney retired from active practice in Arizona, previously practiced health care law (including licensure).


Note: The information and suggestions presented in this handbook are offered up as possible practices for an institution to pursue as it strives to achieve and maintain compliance with the professional licensure disclosures in the 2019 Federal Regulations. This is not a one-size-fits all solution because each institution is so unique; however, please use what is appropriate and practical for your institution. The information should not be considered legal advice. Legal questions should be directed to legal counsel.