Online Programs: State Authorization Information

NC SARA LogoBerkeley College has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. For additional information about the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (“SARA”), visit Residents of the following states and territories are permitted to enroll in Berkeley College online courses and programs: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Berkeley College is unable to accept or enroll students residing in any state or territory not included in this list.

Professional Licensure and Certification

Information about Berkeley College programs that may lead to professional licensure or certification is available at: 

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

For more information see

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

For more information see and

For a description of NC-SARA’s complaint procedures see

Note: NC-SARA’s complaint process applies only to students enrolled in distance education across state lines.