Out-of-state applicants or students should confirm if you reside in a NC-SARA state by visiting the NC-SARA website. Please review the status of the state where you are currently residing for any special restrictions which may exist for your academic program of interest. If your prospective program is excluded, please check back frequently as information may change.

University of Alabama students must first use the University’s applicable internal complaint or review policies and procedures listed here prior to filing a complaint with a state agency. If you have a complaint and would like to contact the appropriate agency in the state where you reside, click on your state for information on where to address your complaint.

Authorization Status Details

State Status Special Requirements
Alabama Home State Authorized by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.
Alaska SARA State No Restrictions
Arkansas SARA State No Restrictions
Arizona SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: Online Nursing Degree Programs
California Exempt

Licensing/Certification Restrictions: The University of Alabama is not under the purview of the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.

The University’s online Master of Social Work customarily leads to professional licensure provided that you meet the criteria for obtaining licensure. As of this date, in addition to earning a master’s degree from a CSWE accredited school, the California Board of Behavioral Sciences requires the completion of specific courses that are offered at UA and can be completed as electives within your program of study; and the completion of additional courses that are based on California law and these courses are not offered at UA.

Colorado SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: Online Nursing Degree Programs
Connecticut SARA State No Restrictions
Delaware SARA State No Restrictions
District of Columbia SARA State No Restrictions
Florida SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: The University of Alabama’s online Master of Social Work customarily leads to professional licensure provided that you meet the criteria for obtaining licensure. As of this date, in addition to earning a master’s degree from a CSWE accredited school, the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling requires the completion of specific coursework. These courses are offered at UA and can be completed as electives within your program of study.
Georgia SARA State No Restrictions
Hawaii SARA State No Restrictions
Idaho SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: Online Nursing Degree Programs
Illinois SARA State No Restrictions
Indiana SARA State No Restrictions
Iowa SARA State No Restrictions
Kansas SARA State No Restrictions
Kentucky SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions
Louisiana SARA State No Restrictions
Maine SARA State No Restrictions
Maryland SARA State No Restrictions. The University of Alabama’s online distance education programs are exempt due to the institution’s participation in Southern Regional Education Board’s Electronic Campus. The University of Alabama has registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to enroll MSW and BSW students.
Massachusetts SARA State No Restrictions
Michigan SARA State No Restrictions
Minnesota SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: Online Nursing Degree Programs
Mississippi SARA State No Restrictions
Missouri SARA State No Restrictions
Montana SARA State No Restrictions
Nebraska SARA State No Restrictions
Nevada SARA State No Restrictions
New Hampshire SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: The University of Alabama’s online Master of Social Work customarily leads to professional licensure provided that you meet the criteria for obtaining licensure. As of this date, in addition to earning a master’s degree from a CSWE accredited school, the New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice requires the completion of specific coursework.  These courses are offered at UA and can be completed as electives within your program of study.
New Jersey SARA State No Restrictions
New Mexico SARA State No Restrictions
New York SARA State

Licensing/Certification Restriction:

  • The Doctor of Nursing Practice online program is not authorized for clinical experiences to occur in New York.

  • The University of Alabama’s online Master of Social Work customarily leads to professional licensure provided that you meet the criteria for obtaining licensure.  As of this date, in addition to the courses required to earn a master’s degree from a CSWE accredited school, New York’s Office of the Professions requires the completion of specific courses that are offered at UA and can be completed as electives within your program of study; and the completion of an additional course related to child abuse and this course is not offered at UA and must be completed post-masters through a New York state approved provider.

North Carolina SARA State

Licensing/Certification Restrictions – The following online and main campus programs are authorized for clinical experiences to occur in North Carolina.

Online programs that require clinical experiences:

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences – Early Childhood Education – Early Child Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science – Human Development and Family Studies – Child Life
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Education Specialist in Educational Psychology – School Psychology
  • Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Case Management concentration
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader concentration
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner concentration
  • Master of Social Work

Main campus programs that require clinical experiences:

  • Bachelor of Music Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science – Human Development and Family Studies – Child Life
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Doctor of Education in School Psychology
  • Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology
  • Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Master of Library and Information Studies

Students interested in obtaining professional licensure in North Carolina should confirm with the appropriate licensing body for specific licensing requirements.

North Dakota SARA State No Restrictions
Ohio SARA State No Restrictions
Oklahoma SARA State No Restrictions
Ontario

Licensing/Certification Restrictions – The University welcomes applications from students in Ontario to all online programs, with the exception of the following programs that require clinical experiences:

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences – Early Childhood Education – Early Child Development
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Science – Human Development and Family Studies – Child Life
  • Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Case Management concentration
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Clinical Nurse Leader concentration
  • Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Practitioner concentration
  • Master of Social Work
  • Education Specialist in Educational Psychology – School Psychology
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
Oregon SARA State No Restrictions
Pennsylvania SARA State No Restrictions
Rhode Island SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: Online Nursing Degree Programs
South Carolina SARA State No Restrictions
South Dakota SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: Online Nursing Degree Programs
Tennessee SARA State No Restrictions
Texas SARA State No Restrictions
Utah SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: Online Nursing Degree Programs
Vermont SARA State No Restrictions
Virginia SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: The University of Alabama’s online Master of Social Work customarily leads to professional licensure provided that you meet the criteria for obtaining licensure. As of this date, in addition to earning a master’s degree from a CSWE accredited school, the Virginia Board of Social Work requires the completion of specific coursework.  These courses are offered at UA and can be completed as electives within your program of study.
Washington SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: Online Nursing Degree Programs
West Virginia SARA State No Restrictions
Wisconsin SARA State No Restrictions
Wyoming SARA State Licensing/Certification Restrictions: Online Nursing Degree Programs

Important Note for Prospective Students: It is highly recommended that you seek guidance from the appropriate professional state agency in your home state BEFORE enrolling into the academic program.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Stateauthorization@ua.edu.