Online Programs: State Authorization Information

NC SARA LogoBerkeley College is approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), the New York State Education Department, and the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education to offer online education programs under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (“SARA”). Colleges and universities that are SARA members may provide online education to residents in all SARA member states. For a current list of SARA member states and to learn more about SARA, visit https://nc-sara.org/. Please note that due to state regulation of distance education, Berkeley College cannot accept residents of California or Massachusetts into its online courses or education programs.

Professional Licensure and Certification

Information about Berkeley College programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification is available at: https://berkeleycollege.edu/about/accreditation-regulatory/professional-licensure-and-certification/index.html 

Online Student Complaint Process

Students enrolled in Berkeley College Online® must first direct their complaint to Berkeley College for investigation and resolution. See the Student Complaint Process page for details. If the complaint remains unresolved after all institutional procedures have been exhausted, complaints may be directed to the applicable SARA State Portal Entity. Students have two years from the date of the incident about which the complaint is made to appeal to the SARA State Portal Entity. Complaints regarding grade appeals or conduct are exclusively subject to Berkeley College procedures and will not be addressed by the State Portal Entity.

New York Programs: SARA State Portal Entity

Attn: Supervisor, Higher Education Programs
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
(518)-474-1551
IHEauthorize@nysed.gov

For more information see http://www.nysed.gov/higher-ed-authorization/state-authorization-reciprocity-agreement-sara

New Jersey Programs: SARA State Portal Entity

Attn: Director, Office of Licensure
New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education
20 W. State Street, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 542 Trenton, NJ 08625
(609)-984-3738
Eric.taylor@oshe.nj.gov

For more information see http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/SARA.shtml and http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/OSHEComplaintInstructions.shtml.