State Authorization Regulation Chapter 34

If an institution is offering post-secondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a state in which it is not physically located, or in which it is otherwise subject to state jurisdiction as determined by the state, the institution must meet any state requirements for it to be legally offering distance or correspondence education in that state.

Cloud County Community College has been accepted as an institutional participant in the SARA initiative through the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR).

Kansas was approved by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) on November 16, 2014, to join the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (M-SARA).

SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that established comparable national standards for interstate offerings of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offering by post-secondary institutions in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.

Cloud County Community College is accepting students from the following states:

DelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinois
NevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth Dakota
OklahomaOhioOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth Dakota
TennesseeTexasU.S. Virgin IslandsUtahVermontVirginiaWashington
West VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

In compliance with U.S. Department of Education regulations, Cloud County Community College provides information pertaining to professional licensure and certification for all relevant programs.

Professional licensure requirements may vary state to state

CCCC offers a number of programs that lead to professional licensure or certification within the State of Kansas as well as, potentially, other states. States vary in what professions they require to be licensed and how licensure or certification functions. Some states require individuals to graduate from an approved program. Others require individuals to meet the requirements of a national organization. Specific amounts of training may also be required as well as passage of an exam based on a state requisite score. Additionally, certain licensed professionals may be required to complete continuing education annually to maintain licensure or certification.

Disclosures based on student location

The U.S. Department of Education requires direct disclosures of professional licensure or certification information to students based on their locations. CCCC identifies the location of its students based on information provided by students during the registration process identifying students' physical locations or upon relocation.

Relocating to another state prior to completing a program may affect state licensure requirements. Prior to considering relocation, students are advised to contact their programs to discuss licensure and certification eligibility requirements. Following relocation, students must update their addresses by emailing or contacting the Office of Student Records. CCCC will not consider a student to have relocated until it has received this completed form.

What all students in licensure programs should do

Prior to enrolling in any program at CCCC, prospective students living and/or working outside of the United States should confirm with the appropriate licensing or certifying agency whether successful completion of any program at CCCC will meet the credentialing requirements of the country in which they intend to seek employment.

Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internships, as well as pre-qualifications for licensure, such as the need for a criminal background check.

CCCC strongly recommends that studentscontact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure or certification and prior to beginning any practicum/internship.

Many licensing and certifying boards require more than successful degree completion to obtain a license or certification. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, which can impact the program's ability to meet educational requirements for licensure or certification.

CCCC programs that customarily lead to licensure or certification

Certified Nurse Aide/Certified Medication Aide

Registered Nurse