Fletcher is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) which allows the college to offer online programs to residents of states other than Louisiana.
NC-SARA establishes a state-level reciprocity process and uniform standards for many out-of-state education activities for all participating states and institutes. As a result, member institutions may engage in most out-of-state education activities without seeking authorization in member states. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt the institution from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Louisiana may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state.
State Authorization allows Fletcher to offer education to students located outside Louisiana. In order for Fletcher to offer out-of-state education activities, it must comply with the laws and regulations of the states where it seeks to participate in such activities. In addition, must obtain any necessary authorizations to operate in the out-of-state jurisdiction prior to conducting the education activity. Regulated education activities include online program enrollment, non-classroom or field experience (such as internships, externships, clinicals, practicums, clerkships, etc.), faculty residing in other states, academic proctoring, and recruitment or marketing.
For questions about state authorization, please contact the Global Online Division.