State Authorization Information for Distance Ed Students

Enrolling in Online Courses if You Live Outside the State of NC

Johnston Community College is a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and through this participation is authorized to offer online courses to students located in NC-SARA-member states and territories.

If you are an out-of-state student located somewhere other than one of the fifty US states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, contact he Admissions Coordinator at 919-209-2228 to ensure that appropriate state authorization is in place.

What is State Authorization?

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college's adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010. Institutions offering distance education courses or programs must provide current and prospective students with the contact information for filing a complaint with the college, its accrediting agency, and with state agencies that handle complaints in the students' location. In compliance with state and federal regulations, Johnston Community College is working towards state authorization in states where its students are located.

If you wish to enroll in one of our online offerings and are located in a state other than North Carolina, please inquire before enrolling to determine if we are exempt or have authorization to offer online courses in your state. The college is unable to enroll students in an online course from a state for which it does not have authorization. You may direct inquiries to the Admissions Coordinator at 919-209-2228.

Professional Licensure

There are programs offered at JCC that lead to a license or certification in the state North Carolina. In order to adhere to U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, JCC is required to make the following disclosures with respect to professional licensure outside the state of North Carolina. Disclosures are provided for all states and indicated whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements, or has not yet been determined for that state.

General Disclosure

General Disclosure seeks to identify whether the Johnston Community College program meets the specific state, province, or territory educational requirements for licensure. Each program listed below contains a link to a page to provide this information and professional licensure board contact information for each state, province, or territory. For questions concerning your program, please see the contact listed at the top of each disclosure.

If you are planning on working in another state and cannot find the information you need in the above disclosures, use the Licensed Professions by State page as a resource to determine the requirements in the state of your choice.