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State Authorization

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

 

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.  By participating in SARA, institutions that are approved by their home states are permitted to offer online programs to residents of other SARA states without having to seek approval. 

The State of Ohio has been a member of NC-SARA since March 2015.  Case Western Reserve University was approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education to participate in NC-SARA on September 16, 2015.  In August 2017, Case Western Reserve University was renewed to continue participation.

As of September 15, 2017, there are 50 SARA members (48 states plus the District of Columbia and Virgin Islands).  To view the map of SARA members please [click here]

 


Authorization

Case Western Reserve University is permitted to operate under the terms of SARA, authorized, exempt, or not subject to approval
in the following states/territories:
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


Case Western Reserve University currently is not authorized in the following:
Puerto Rico


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL STATE, PLEASE CLICK ON ONE OF THE STATES LISTED BELOW.
SARA member



SOCIAL WORK
Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
100 North Union Street Suite 736
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 334-242-5860 / 888-879-3672
Fax: 334-242-0280
Contact: http://socialwork.alabama.gov/contact.aspx

NURSING
Alabama Board of Nursing
RSA Plaza, Suite 250
770 Washington Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: 1-800-656-5318
Fax: 1-334-293-5201
Email: abn@abn.alabama.gov

 

SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us



 

SARA Member 



SOCIAL WORK
Board of Social Work Examiners
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801-1770
Tel: (907) 465-2551
Fax: (907) 465-2974
Email: chelsea.childress@alaska.gov

NURSING
Board of Nursing
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th Floor
Juneau, AK 99801-1770
Tel: (907) 465-2550
Fax: (907) 465-2974

 

SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
 


SOCIAL WORK
Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
3443 N Central Ave, #1700
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone: 602-542-1882
Fax: 602-364-0890
Email: information@azbbhe.us

NURSING
Arizona State Board of Nursing
4747 N. 7th St. • Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85014-3655
Tel: 602-771-7800
Email (contact form)



 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member


SOCIAL WORK
Social Work Licensing Board
P.O. Box 251965
Little Rock, Arkansas 72225
Tel: (501) 372-5071
Fax: (501) 372-6301
E-Mail: swlb@arkansas.gov

NURSING
Arkansas State Board of Nursing
University Tower Bldg.
1123 South University
Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72204-1619
Tel: 501-686-2700
Fax: 501-686-2714
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
Licensure of distance education programs is not required by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). 
 
The San Diego location of Case Western Reserve University's Case School of Engineering (CSE-SD) is exempt per the BPPE
 
 
Program specific information:
 
SOCIAL WORK
California Bureau of Behavioral Sciences
1625 N Market Blvd., Suite S-200
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 574-7830
Fax: (916) 574-8626
Email: BBS.LCSW@dca.ca.gov
License Requirements
 
NURSING
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834-1924Tel:
Tel: (916) 322-3350
Fax: (916) 574-7697
Email Applicant Services
 
 
 
California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education
Complaint Process and Form
Fax: (916) 263-1895
SARA Member



SOCIAL WORK
State Board of Social Work Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-7800
Fax: 303-894-7764
Email: dora_occupationaltherapists@state.co.us

NURSING
Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway # 880
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2458
Fax: 303-894-2821
Email: dora_nursingboard@state.co.us

SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
 
SARA Member
 
 

SOCIAL WORK
Social Work Licensure
Connecticut Department of Public of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS#12APP
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Phone: (860) 509-7603
Fax: (860) 509-1980
Email: dph.counselorsteam@ct.gov

NURSING
Board of Examiners for Nursing
Connecticut Department of Public of Public Health
410 Capitol Ave., MS# 3PHO
PO Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
 
SARA Member
 

SOCIAL WORK
Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners
Division of Professional Regulation
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Tel: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Initial License Requirements and Application

NURSING
Board of Nursing
Division of Professional Regulation
Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Tel: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us 
Licensure Requirements and Applications

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE INFORMATION FOR MILITARY
Professional License Services for Military Personnel
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
 
SARA member
 


SOCIAL WORK
Board of Social Work
Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (877) 672-2174
Fax: (202) 724-8677
TTY: 711
Email: doh@dc.gov

NURSING
Board of Nursing
Department of Health
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (877) 672-2174
Fax: (202) 724-5145
TTY: 711
Email: doh@dc.gov



 
SARA Complaint Process

Contract:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
 
SARA Member (effective date October 1, 2017)


Program specific information:

SOCIAL WORK
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy
and Mental Health Counseling
Department of Health
Board of Mental Health Professions
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-08
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3257
Contact: http://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/contact/

Applications and Fees ONLY:
Department of Health
Board of Mental Health Professions
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330

NURSING
Florida Board of Nursing
Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin C-02
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3252
Tel: (850) 245-4125
FAX: (850) 617-6460
Contact: http://floridasnursing.gov/contact/

Applications and Fees ONLY:
Department of Health
Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314-6330
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member


SOCIAL WORK
The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
Phone: (478) 207-2440
Applications/Forms
 
NURSING
Georgia Board of Nursing
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, Georgia 31217
Phone: (478) 207-2440
Fax: (877) 371-5712
Applications/Forms



SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
 
 
 
SARA Member
 
 
Program specific information:

SOCIAL WORK
Attn: Social Work
Professional & Vocational Licensing
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Tel: (808) 586-2704 (This number is for Honolulu only. For residents of neighbor islands, follow dialing instructions on website)
Email: social_worker@dcca.hawaii.gov
Requirements & Instructions
 
 
NURSING
Attn: Nursing
Professional & Vocational Licensing
Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Tel: (808) 586-2695 (This number is for Honolulu only. For residents of neighbor islands, follow dialing instructions on website)
Email: nursing@dcca.hawaii.gov
Requirements & Instructions
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
 

SARA Member



SOCIAL WORK
Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
700 West State Street, Boise, ID 83702
Phone - (208) 334-3233
Fax - (208) 334-3945
Email: swo@ibol.idaho.gov
Application Process and Requirements

NURSING
Idaho Board of Nursing
PO Box 83720
280 N 8th Street, Suite 210
Boise, Idaho 83720-0061
Tel: (208) 577-2476 / TDD: (800) 377-3529
Fax: (208) 334-3262
Email: info@ibn.idaho.gov
SARA Complaint Process
 
Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
 
SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Division of Professional Regulation
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
- or -
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
Phone: (800) 560-6420
Contact Form
 
NURSING
Illinois Center for Nursing
Division of Professional Regulation
100 West Randolph, 9th Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
- or -
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
All Inquiries: (888) 473-4858
Professional Licensing: (800) 560-6420
TTY: (866) 325-4949
International: 1-312-281-0341
Contact Form
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Application Information
Tel: (317) 234-2054
Fax: (317) 233-4236
Email
 
NURSING
Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Indiana State Board of Nursing 
402 W. Washington Street, Room W072
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Tel: (317) 234-2043
Fax: (317) 233-4236
Email
 

Extracted from the Indiana Board of Nursing website: “…The Board does not review or accredit RN-BSN programs or any graduate level nursing programs.”

 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Iowa Board of Social Work
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Iowa Department of Public Health
Lucas State Office Bldg., 5th Floor
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone: (515) 281-0254
FAX: (515) 281-3121
Online Licensure Services
 
NURSING
Iowa Board of Nursing
400 SW 8 Street, Suite B
Des Moines, IA 50309-4685
Phone: (515) 281-3255
Fax: (515) 281-4825
Licensure
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Complaint Process
 
SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Eisenhower State Office Building
700 SW Harrison St, Suite 420
Topeka, KS 66603-3929
Tel: (785) 296-3240
Fax: (785) 296-3112
License Requirements and Applications
 
 
NURSING
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Tel: (785) 296-4929
Fax: (785) 296-3929
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA member
 


SOCIAL WORK
KY Board of Social Work
43-44 Fountain Place
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-2350
Fax: (502) 696-8030
Email

NURSING
Kentucky Board of Nursing
312 Whittington Parkway, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40222
Phone: 502-429-3300 or 1-800-305-2042
Fax: 502-429-3311
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
 


SOCIAL WORK
Louisiana Board of Social Work Examiners
18550 Highland Road, Suite B
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
Phone: (225) 756-3470
Email: socialwork@labswe.org
Requirements and Applications
 
NURSING
Louisiana State Board of Nursing
17373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
Phone:(225)755-7500
Fax:(225)755-7584
Email: lsbn@lsbn.state.la.us
Requirements and Applications
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA Member
 

 
SOCIAL WORK
State Board of Social Work Licensure
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
Phone: (207) 624-8674
Fax: (207) 624-8637
(TTY users call Maine relay 711)
Applications and Forms
 
NURSING
Maine State Board of Nursing
161 Capitol St.
158 State House Station
Augusta, Maine , 04333-0158
Phone: (207) 287-1133
Fax: (207) 287-1149
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
 
SARA Member



SOCIAL WORK
Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-764-4788 / Toll Free: 877-526-2541
Fax: 410-358-2469
TDD: 1-800-542-4964

NURSING
Maryland Board of Nursing
4140 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland, 21215-2254
Tel: 410-585-1900 / Toll-free: 888-202-9861
Fax: 410-358-3530
 
 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline

Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

Under current policy, MA does not regulate institutions that are purely online or engage in experiential learning (i.e., externships, practica, clinical) unless the institution also engages in one of the following:

  • Occupying, regardless of ownership, an actual physical location for instructional purposes, whether synchronous or asynchronous instruction;

  • Maintaining an administrative office to facilitate instruction in the Commonwealth, or for purposes of providing information to prospective students or the general public about the institution, or enrolling students or providing services to enrolled students;

  • Providing office space to instructional or non-instructional staff;

  • Establishing an institutional mailing address, street address or phone number in the Commonwealth.

Note: the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education is currently updating its regulations; the current policy is subject to change

Program specific information:

SOCIAL WORK
Board of Registration of Social Workers
1000 Washington Street, 7th FL
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 727-3073
Fax: (617) 727-1627
Email swboard@state.ma.us
Applications and Forms

NURSING
Board of Registration in Nursing
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500, 5th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
Phone: (800) 414-0168 or (617) 973-0900
Fax: (617) 973-0984
(Note: The Board is not able to return international calls.)






Department of Higher Education
Complaint Process / Complaint Form
Tel: (617) 994-6950

 

SARA Member
 

SOCIAL WORK
Michigan Board of Social Work
Department Of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1820
Licensing Information
eLicense Application/Renewal Service
 
NURSING
Michigan Board of Nursing
Department Of Licensing And Regulatory Affairs
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 373-1820
eLicense Application/Renewal Service
 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

 

SARA Member


SOCIAL WORK
Social Work Board
2829 University Ave SE # 340
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 617-2100
Fax: (612) 617-2103
Email
Applicant Forms

NURSING
Minnesota Board of Nursing
2829 University Ave SE Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 317-3000
Fax: (612) 617-2190
Email
Applicant and Licensee Forms

Currently the Minnesota Board of Nursing does not approve distance nursing education programs. However, if a program is recognized (approved) by the Board of Nursing in its home state (or jurisdiction), the MN Board of Nursing recognizes that approval.
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member


SOCIAL WORK
The Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Social Work
and Marriage & Family Therapists
350 West Woodrow Wilson Avenue
3rd Floor Suite 3635
Post Office Box 4508
Jackson, MS 39296-4508
Phone: (601) 987-6806
Fax: (601) 987-6808
Email
Applications and Forms

NURSING
Mississippi Board of Nursing
713 Pear Orchard Road
Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Phone: (601) 957-6300
Fax: (601) 957-6301
Contact Information
Applications and Forms
 
 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA Member


SOCIAL WORK
Committee for Social Workers
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO  65102-1335
Phone: (573) 751-0885
Fax: (573) 526-3489
TTY: (800) 735-2966 / Voice Relay: (800) 735-2466
Email: lcsw@pr.mo.gov

NURSING
Board of Nursing
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0656
Phone: (573) 751-0681
Fax: (573) 751-0075
TTY: (800) 735-2966 / Voice Relay: (800) 735-2466
Email: nursing@pr.mo.gov

SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA Member
 
SOCIAL WORK
Montana Board of Behavioral Health
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, Montana 59620-0513
Phone (406) 841-2203
Fax (406) 841-2305
Email: dlibsdswp@mt.gov
 

NURSING
Montana Board of Nursing
301 S. Park Ave. 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513                                           
Phone: (406) 444-5711 (Licensing questions)
Email: nurse@mt.gov
For practice, rules, education questions contact:
Cynthia Gustafson, Executive Director / (406) 841-2380

SARA Complaint Process

Contact
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA Member
 
 
Ohio SARA Portal Contact &
SARA Complaint Process
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Complaint Process
SARA Member
 
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Nevada State Board of Social Work Examiners
4600 Kietzke Lane - C121
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775) 688-2555
Email
Forms
 
NURSING
Nevada State Board of Nursing
(Las Vegas Office)
4220 S. Maryland Pkwy., Building B, Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV 89119-7533
Phone: (702) 486-5800 / (888) 590-6726 (toll free)
Fax: (702) 486-5803
Email
Contact
 
(Reno Office)
5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502-6547
Phone: (775) 687-7700 / (888) 590-6726 (toll free)
Fax: (775) 687-7707
Email
Contact 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA Member
 
Ohio SARA Portal Contact &
SARA Complaint Process
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Complaint Process

SARA Member

 
SOCIAL WORK
State Board of Social Work Examiners
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
Phone: (973) 504-6495
Fax: (973) 648-3536
Applications and Forms
Contact
 
NURSING
New Jersey Board of Nursing
NJ Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
Newark, NJ 07101
Phone: (973) 504-6430
Fax: (973) 648-3481
Applications and Forms
Contact
 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Board of Social Work Examiners
Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Phone: (505)476-4890
Fax: (505) 476-4620
Forms & Applications
 
NURSING
New Mexico Board of Nursing
6301 Indian School Rd NE # 710
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 841-8340
Applications, Forms & Grants
Inquiries Email
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member


SOCIAL WORK
NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Social Work Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Tel: 518-474-3817, ext. 592
Fax: 518-402-2323
Email: opunit5@nysed.gov
License Requirements / Application Forms


NURSING
NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Nurse Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
Tel: 518-474-3817, ext. 280 (voice)
Fax: 518-474-3398
Email: opunit4@nysed.gov
Contact Information
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
1207 S. Cox Street, Suite F
Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: 336-625-1679
Toll free: 1-800-550-7009
Fax: 336-625-4246
Email: swboard@asheboro.com
Licensure Eligibility Requirements
 
Per the NCSW Board:
  • Social Work certification and licensure in North Carolina requires a degree in social work from a social work program accredited (or in candidacy for accreditation) by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). For a current listing of schools with accredited social work programs please visit their website at www.cswe.org.
 
NURSING
North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 782-3211
Fax: (919) 781-9461

Per the NCBON:
  • Graduate (master's or doctoral) students who have a NC or multistate nursing license may seek clinical experiences in NC without NCBON notification or approval.
  • Graduate (master's or doctoral) students who do not hold a NC or multi-state nursing license must contact the NCBON by email at practice@ncbon.com to obtain information regarding requirements for the completion of clinical experiences in NC. 
 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member


SOCIAL WORK
ND Board of Social Work Examiners
P.O. Box 914
Bismarck, ND 58502-0914
Phone: 701-222-0255
Fax: 701-224-9824
Email: ndbswe@aptnd.com

NURSING
ND Board of Nursing
Kirkwood Office Towers
919 S 7th St #504
Bismarck, ND 58504
Tel: 701-328-9777
Fax: 701-328-9785
Contact: https://www.ndbon.org/contact/
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
(Case Western Reserve University's home state)
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board
77 South High Street, 24th Floor, Room 2468
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6171
Phone: (614) 466-0912
Fax: (614)728-7790
Email (General)
Contact
 
NURSING
Ohio Board of Nursing
17 South High Street, Suite 400
Columbus, Ohio 43215-7410
Phone: (614) 466-3947
FAX: (614) 466-0388
Licensure and Renewal Information & Forms
Contact
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers
3700 N. Classen Blvd. STE 162
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 521-3712
Fax: (405) 521-3713
Forms & Applications
Update/Renew License Online
Contact
 
NURSING
Oklahoma Board of Nursing
2915 N Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (4050 962-1800
Fax: (405) 962-1821
Forms & Applications
License Registration / License Renewal
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 240
Salem, OR 97302-6310
Phone: (503) 378-5735
Toll Free: (866) 355-7050
Fax: (888) 252-1046
Email: oregon.blsw@state.or.us
 
NURSING
Oregon State Board of Nursing
17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97224-7012
Phone: (971) 673-0685
Fax: (971) 673-0684
Email: oregon.bn.info@state.or.us
Forms & Applications

 

SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA member
 

SOCIAL WORK
State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
and Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Forms & Resources
Phone: (717) 783-1389
Fax: (717) 787-7769
Email: ST-SOCIALWORK@PA.GOV

NURSING
State Board of Nursing
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Forms & Resources
Phone: (717) 783-7142
Fax: (717) 783-0822
Email: ST-NURSE@pa.gov


 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
Not authorized
 
Council on Education
Complaint Process
 
Department of Consumer Affairs
Complaint Process and Form
SARA Member              
 
SOCIAL WORK
Board of Social Work Examiners
Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
Email: Licensing Unit
 
NURSING
Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill #105
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5700
Fax: 401-222-3352
Email: Licensing Unit
Application Requirements
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

 

 

SARA Member

SOCIAL WORK
South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
Labor Licensing & Regulation
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
Tel: (803) 896-4664
Email: Contact.SocialWork@llr.sc.gov


NURSING
South Carolina Board of Nursing
Labor Licensing & Regulation
Synergy Business Park
Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Dr.
Columbia, S.C. 29210
Tel: (803) 896-4550
Email: NURSEBOARD@llr.sc.gov
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
810 N. Main St. Suite 298
Spearfish, SD 57783
Phone: (605) 642-1600
Fax: (605) 722-1006
Email: proflic@rushmore.com
 
 
NURSING
South Dakota Board of Nursing
4305 South Louise Ave Suite 201
Sioux Falls SD 57106-3315
Tel: (605) 362-2760
Fax: (605) 362-2768
Licensure/Renewal Procedures

 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline

Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
 
 
SOCIAL WORK
Board of Social Workers
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Tel: (800) 778-4123 or (615) 741-5735
Licensure Information
 
NURSING
Board of Nursing
665 Mainstream Drive, 2nd Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Tel: (800) 778-4123 or (615) 532-5166
Applications
 
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member


SOCIAL WORK
Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners
Texas Department of State Health Services
Mail Code 1982
P.O. Box 149347
Austin , Texas 78714-9347
Telephone: (512) 719-3521 or (800)232-3162
Fax: (512) 834-6677
Email: lsw@dshs.state.tx.us

NURSING
Texas Board of Nursing
William P. Hobby Building
333 Guadalupe, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701-3944
Tel: 512) 305-7400
Email: webmaster@bon.texas.gov

SARA Complaint Process

Contact:

Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
 
SARA Member

SOCIAL WORK
Social Work
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628 / Toll-free in Utah: (866) 275-3675
Fax: (801) 530-6511
License Requirements and Application

NURSING
Utah State Board of Nursing
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 530-6628 / Toll-free in Utah: (866) 275-3675
Fax: (801) 530-6511
 
SARA Complaint Process

Contract:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA Member
 
SOCIAL WORK
Office of Professional Regulation (Social Worker)
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier VT 05620-3402
Tel: (802) 828-2390
Email
 
NURSING
Vermont Board of Nursing
89 Main Street, 3rd Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620
Tel: (802) 828-2396
Fax: (802) 828-2484
Email (APRN)
Email (Nursing RN/LPN/International)

SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us

SARA Member
SARA Complaint Process

Contact:
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Member
 
SOCIAL WORK
Board of Social Work
Virginia Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4441
Fax: (804) 527-4435
Email
 
NURSING
Board of Nursing
Virginia Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
Phone: (804) 367-4515
Fax: (804) 527-4455
Email
Ohio SARA Portal Contact &
SARA Complaint Process
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Complaint Process
SARA Member
 
SOCIAL WORK
Washington State Department of Health
Social Work
Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 236-4700
Contact Information
Applications and Forms
 
 
NURSING
Washington State Department of Health
Nursing Commission
Town Center 2
111 Israel Rd S.E.
Tumwater, WA 98501
Phone: (360) 236-4703
Contact Information
 
 
Ohio SARA Portal Contact &
SARA Complaint Process
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Complaint Process
SARA Member
 
Ohio SARA Portal Contact &
SARA Complaint Process
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Complaint Process
SARA Member


Program Specific Information:

SOCIAL WORK
Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counseling & Social Work Examining Board
Department of Safety and Professional Services
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112
Madison, WI 53703
Tel: (608) 266-2112 / (877) 617-1565
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov

NURSING
Board of Nursing
Department of Safety and Professional Services
1400 East Washington Avenue, Room 112
Madison, WI 53703
Tel: (608) 266-2112 / (877) 617-1565
Email: dsps@wisconsin.gov

Post-graduate nursing programs do not require Board approval unless the school grants a certificate for practical nurse licensure or professional nurse licensure when a student has completed the portion of the program equivalent to a diploma.


Ohio SARA Portal Contact &
SARA Complaint Process
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Complaint Process
SARA Member


Program specific information:

SOCIAL WORK
Wyoming Mental Health Profession Licensing Board
2001 Capitol Ave, Room 104
Cheyenne WY 82002
Phone: (307) 777-3628
Fax: (307) 777-3508
Email: wyomhplb@wyo.gov

NURSING
Wyoming State Board of Nursing
130 Hobbs Avenue, Suite B
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: (307)777-7601
Fax: (307)777-3519
Application Information
Licensure/Certification Requirements (Chapter 2 of the Administrative Rules & Regulations)

Students enrolled in out-of-state post-licensure programs completing any clinical hours in Wyoming must hold a current RN license.
Ohio SARA Portal Contact &
SARA Complaint Process
Matt Exline
Assistant Director
Program Approval Operations
Ohio Department of Higher Education
25 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43215
614.728.3095
mexline@regents.state.oh.us
SARA Complaint Process

Higher education institutions delivering courses by distance education are required to provide the contact information for official entities or agencies within each state designated to handle complaint resolution.  States are required by the US Department of Education (34 CFR 668.43(b)) to have a complaint process available to any enrolled or prospective student.

Internal Resolution
Distance education students of Case Western Reserve University are encouraged to first attempt internal resolution by following the University’s Academic Grievance Procedure. Case Western Reserve University’s Academic Grievance Procedure (also referred to as Academic Grievance Policy) is outlined in the Case Bulletin (http://bulletin.case.edu/).  See “Academic Policies” under the School of Graduate Studies and “Academic Policies and Procedures” under the Office of Undergraduate Studies.  Students may also find the process outlined on the websites of both offices. For further assistance/questions concerning the University’s academic grievance procedure please contact the School of Graduate Studies (216.368.4390) or the Office of Undergraduate Studies (216.368.2928).

External Resolution
In the event a resolution cannot be achieved internally via the University’s Academic Grievance Procedure, students have the right to contact the appropriate external agency.  Determining which agency to contact depends on whether the student resides in a SARA member state or a non-SARA state.

Please refer to the summaries below to determine which option to follow for Grievance Resolution.

For Students Residing in SARA States:
  • First attempt internal resolution by following the University’s Academic Grievance Procedure
  • If the issue cannot be resolved via the University’s internal process, the student has the right to appeal (within two years of the incident) to the SARA Portal Entity of the University’s home state (Ohio).
  • The University’s home state Portal Entity will notify the Portal Entity where the student is located of receipt of the appeal.


For Students Residing in non-SARA States:
  • First attempt internal resolution by following the University’s Academic Grievance Procedure
  • If the issue cannot be resolved via the University’s internal process, the student has the right to appeal to the appropriate agency within their residence state

  • To obtain the Agency Contact information, please refer to the Agency Contact information (in the blue-shaded area) of each state’s section listed above.
SARA Portal Entities do not resolve complaints about:
  • student grades
  • student conduct violation

These complaints fall under the jurisdiction of institutional
policy and the laws of an institution’s home state.

 

For a graphic of the SARA Student Complaint Process click here

Distance education students who are considering a program of study that may lead to professional licensure should consult the licensing agency or board in their residence state prior to beginning a course of study.

Programs with experiential learning which lead to licensure (e.g., social work, nursing) must adhere to states' licensing requirements – including states participating in NC-SARA.  Please reference each state’s section in the above table for current information about a program’s status within the state.

Disclaimer: The University does not represent or guarantee that programs which fulfill the State of Ohio's license requirements will fulfill the requirements set by professional licensure boards in other US states and territories.

 

 

 


Accreditation

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Cleveland, Ohio.  CWRU is authorized by the State of Ohio Department of Higher Education (formerly Ohio Board of Regents) and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

 

The Jack Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

The Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine's Master of Science in Anesthesia (MSA) Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).