State Authorizations

Rules and agreements with other U.S. States and Territories
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State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements

Wisconsin is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and is currently in compliance. UW-Stout is a SARA-approved institution which allows it to operate distance education activity in states that are SARA members. 

The following states are members of SARA:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, 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, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming

  • At this time, 49 of the 50 U.S. states are SARA members; however, the remaining non-SARA state of California does not regulate online distance education programs. Therefore, UW-Stout is authorized to offer distance education programs to residents in all 50 states. 

  • See the Notes for Out-of-State Students for special information regarding Arkansas, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington.

U.S. Territories

Puerto Rico and The U.S. Virgin Islands territories are members of SARA.

As of 8/3/2015, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands does not have a licensure board. They will contact UW-Stout when one is created.

UW-Stout is in general compliance with the Republic of Palau, including programs with internships, field experience, coops, etc.

UW-Stout has requested authorization and is waiting for a response from the following: American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.