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Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Utah Valley University has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

UVU is authorized to offer online education in all states and a few territories with some restrictions on internships and practicums. To review the authorization information for each state or territory you intend to reside in while pursuing your degree or program through UVU click on the links below. If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license, please visit our Professional Licensure webpage for links to academic programs and professional licensure boards. Please contact the Office of Teaching & Learning at 801-863-8255 or toll free 1-888-425-4412 if you have any questions about the information for your state.

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Professional Licensure

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If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license, it is highly recommended you contact the appropriate licensing agency where you plan to receive instruction before beginning your academic program. Please visit our Professional Licensure webpage for links to academic programs and professional licensure boards. SARA does not provide reciprocity for state professional licensing requirements.  Academic programs and individual graduates must meet standards set by that state’s licensure requirements in order for a graduate to be eligible for a license.

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Supervised Field Experiences

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Supervised Field Experiences include internships, student teaching, medical clinicals, and any other practical application of previously studied theories and skills under the oversight of a supervisor, mentor or faculty member.

If you are requesting a supervised field experience to be located outside of Utah, you may be subject to some restrictions based on your academic program, location, and number of other students requesting the same field experience. Please review the following restrictions and contact your internship coordinator if you have any questions related to your eligibility.

  • If your academic program leads to a professional licensure, special authorization will need to be obtained from the professional licensing board for your state of interest. Please see the Professional Licensure webpage for more information, or contact the Office of Teaching & Learning at 801-863-8255.
  • Some states have special requirements that must be filled prior to a student beginning their supervised field experience. If these requirements cannot be met, the student will not be approved by UVU to participate in their supervised field experience within that state. We have listed these below.
    • The State of Colorado requires all students participating in supervised field experiences maintain Workers Compensation Insurance. Utah Valley University follows the Guidelines and Protocols for out-of-state work established in 2018. The University does not have Workers Compensation outside the state of Utah, so in alignment with this guideline and protocol as well as applicable laws UVU will not provide coverage for out of state field experiences.
  • Out-of-state field experiences are authorized under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) for up to 10 students from an individual academic program placed simultaneously at one clinical or practicum site.

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Potential Consequences of Moving to Another State

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When you are taking courses online, where you live—the place from which you access academic resources, your location—matters.  UVU must be authorized (or otherwise allowed) by your state to deliver your academic program to you. The paragraphs above explain where and how the University is authorized.  Students who begin an online program while residing in a state in which UVU is authorized to offer online programs need to be aware that moving to a state in which the University is not authorized to offer the program may have negative consequences.  While the University attempts to obtain authorization everywhere its students live, moving to a state in which the University is not authorized could result in the loss of eligibility for certain forms of financial aid and/or in the inability to complete the academic program. 

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Student Consumer Complaints

Students who have a complaint against Utah Valley University should first file a complaint with the institution. Please allow two business days for a response. If UVU does not resolve the complaint, students may file a complaint with the Utah Board of Regents. The Board of Regents will only consider complaints that were previously unresolved by the institution and may refer a complaint to another agency for investigation.

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International Compliance

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While Utah Valley University is currently in the process of tracking issues related to international authorization and licensure, it is a student’s responsibility to understand requirements related to whether an online degree will be recognized in a country other than the United States, how the collection of student data may be used in another country, and whether withholding taxes (in addition to the price of tuition) will apply. Some countries may not formally recognize foreign online degrees, which may have implications for students who later seek to enroll in other educational programs, or for those who seek employment with that country’s government or other employers requiring specific credentials.

International students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license should first confirm with the appropriate professional licensing board in their country of residence or the country where they intend to work as to whether an UVU online degree will be recognized when seeking licensure or certification.

Currently students are restricted from participating in online courses from any institution located in the United States in the following countries:

Cuba | Iran | North Korea | Sudan | Syria

State Authorization By State or Territory 

Alabama

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Alabama through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Notes: Nursing: State approval of a program to offer Alabama licensed nurses opportunities for advanced degrees does not indicate eligibility for approval to practice as an advanced practice nurse in Alabama. Applicants for approval in Alabama are required to meet the Alabama requiremetns for national certification, graduation from a specific-type program for the advanced practice approval, and completion of the appropriate application. Any program offering a pre-licensure track to Alabama students shall meet the requirements of the Alabama regulations For pre-licensure programs or the graduates may not be eligible to take the national licensure examination required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to enter the practice.

Alaska

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Alaska through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

Arizona

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Arizona through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: AZ-SARA Council

Arkansas

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Arkansas through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Arkansas Department of Higher Education

California

Status: UVU is not subject to higher education authorization regulations in California. As a result, UVU is in compliance with regulations regarding distance education delivered to students in California.

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

Colorado

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Colorado through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Colorado Department of Higher Education

Notes: The State of Colorado requires all students participating in field experiences (i.e. internship, medical clinicals, etc) maintain Workers Compensation Insurance. Utah Valley University follows the Guidelines and Protocols for out-of-state work. The University does not have Workers Compensation outside the state of Utah, so in alignment with this guideline and protocol as well as applicable laws UVU will not provide coverage for out of state field experiences.

Connecticut

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Connecticut through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: The Office of Financial and Academic Affairs for Higher Education

Delaware

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Delaware through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Delaware Department of Education

Florida

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Florida through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Florida Department of Education

Notes: Internships related to the medical field must be authorized. Please contact Office of Teaching & Learning: 801-863-8255.

Georgia

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Georgia through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

Hawaii

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Hawaii through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Hawaii Post-secondary Education Authorization Program

Idaho

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Idaho through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Idaho State Board of Education

Illinois

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Illinois through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Illinois Board of Higher Education

Indiana

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Indiana through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Iowa

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Iowa through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Iowa College Aid

Kansas

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Kansas through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Kansas Board of Regents

Kentucky

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Kentucky through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Louisisana

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Louisisana through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Board of Regents: State of Louisiana

Notes: Student Teaching or any Teacher Education related internships or field experiences may require additional authorization. Please contact Office of Teaching & Learning: 801-863-8255.

Maine

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Maine through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Maine Department of Education

Maryland

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Maryland through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Maryland Higher Education Commission

Massachusetts

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Massachusetts through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Michigan

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Michigan through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

Minnesota

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Minnesota through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Mississippi

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Mississippi through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

Missouri

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Missouri through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Missouri Department of Higher Education

Montana

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Montana through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Montana University System

Nebraska

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Nebraska through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

Nevada

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Nevada through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Nevada System of Higher Education

New Hampshire

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in New Hampshire through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: New Hampshire Division of Higher Education

New Jersey

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in New Jersey through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: New Jersey Office of the Attorney General (Consumer complaint)
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

New Mexico

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in New Mexico through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: New Mexico Higher Education Department

New York

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in New York through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: New York State Education Department

Notes: Clinical field experiences in the licensed professions must receive prior approval. Please contact Office of Teaching & Learning: 801-863-8255.

North Carolina

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in North Carolina through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: SARA North Carolina Complaint Process

North Dakota

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in North Dakota through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: North Dakota University System

Ohio

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Ohio through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Ohio Board of Regents

Oklahoma

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Oklahoma through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

Oregon

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Oregon through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Pennsylvania

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Pennsylvania through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Rhode Island

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Rhode Island through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

South Carolina

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in South Carolina through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

South Dakota

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in South Dakota through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: South Dakota Board of Regents

Tennessee

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Tennessee through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Tennessee Higher Education Commission & Student Assistance Corporation

Texas

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Texas through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Utah

Status: All of UVU’s online programs are authorized and available to students living in Utah, and have been approved by the Utah System of Higher Education.

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Utah Division of Consumer Protection

Vermont

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Vermont through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Vermont Agency of Education

Virginia

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Virginia through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

Washington

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Washington through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Washington Student Achievement Council

Notes: Students interested in Nursing programs should review the requirements of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
Students intersted in Teacher Education programs should review teh requirements of theProfessional Educator Standards Board.

West Virginia

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in West Virginia through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Wisconsin

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Wisconsin through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Wisconsin Distance Learning Authorization Board

Wyoming

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Wyoming through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Wyoming Community College Commission

American Samoa

Status: UVU is not subject to higher education authorization regulations in American Samoa. As a result, UVU is in compliance with regulations regarding distance education delivered to students in American Samoa.

State Professional Licensing Boards:

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District of Columbia

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in District of Columbia through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Federated States of Micronesia

Status:
Information regarding regulation of postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education is unnavailable at this time.

Guam

Status: UVU is not currently seeking authorization for Guam. Please contact the Office of Teaching & Learning if you wish to enroll in online classes while residing in Guam.

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Nursing

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Marshall Islands

Status:
Information regarding regulation of postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education is unnavailable at this time.

Northern Mariana Islands

Status:
Information regarding regulation of postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education is unnavailable at this time.

Palau

Status: UVU is not subject to higher education authorization regulations in the Republic of Palau. As a result, UVU is in compliance with regulations regarding distance education delivered to students in the Republic of Palau. 

Puerto Rico

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in Puerto Rico through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Student Complaint Process: Puerto Rico Council on Education

U.S. Virgin Islands

Status: UVU is authorized to offer online education to students in U.S. Virgin Islands through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA).

State Professional Licensing Boards:

Accounting

Aviation

Dental Hygiene

Emergency Services Administration 

Substance Use Disorder Counseling