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State Authorizations

The U.S. Department of Education requires compliance with state regulations of any state in which UNG provides distance education for students. To facilitate this compliance with state regulations UNG has joined the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA).

This agreement allows us to offer distance education to other member states. To find out if your state of residence is a member state before applying to a program with UNG, please visit the NC-SARA website.

For your convenience, there is a dedicated email to answer any questions you may have regarding the availability of a specific program in your state of residence. This email,, is exclusively for questions regarding state authorizations, all other inquiries should be addressed to the academic department offering the online program. 

If you do not see your state listed as a member of NC-SARA please email for more information. 


Notice Regarding Online Offerings - Licensure (As Applicable)

Another aspect which is not addressed in NC-SARA, and which demands consideration by out-of-state students who wish to apply to UNG online is state licensure requirements (as applicable to individual programs).

Licensure rules and regulations vary by state and it is the student’s responsibility to verify, before beginning a program that the program will comply with licensure requirements in your state (as applicable).


UNG Licensure Contact

Kathleen Moody


UNG Licensure Contacts
RN to BSN Program 

Becky Murck, MSN, APRN, FNP-C 

Master of Science with a major in Nursing Education Program

Kim Hudson-Gallogly, Ph.D., APRN-BC 

Social Work (Sociology and Human Services)

A.A. - Sociology, A.A. - Social Work, Gerontology - Graduate Program, Gerontology - Undergraduate Program

UNG Licensure Contact

Sara Mason, Ph.D. 

Notice Regarding UNG Accreditation and Discipline Specific Accreditations

UNG Accreditation

University of North Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master, education specialist, and doctor of physical therapy degrees and pre-baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate and post-master certificates.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of University of North Georgia.

Teacher Education

All teacher education programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GA-PSC) and accredited by the former National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Nursing Department

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

Social Work (Sociology and Human Services)

Learn more about social work licensure requirements.

NC-SARA approved institution

State Authorizations Only

All other inquiries should be addressed to the academic department offering the online program.


See state-by-state contact information below.

NC-SARA Website

Visit the NC-SARA website to find out if your state is a member before applying to a UNG program.


Alabama Commission on Higher Education
P.O. Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36130-2000


Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505


Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W. Washington St.
Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007


Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main St., Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201


California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 980818
West Sacramento, CA 95798-0818


Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, CO 80202


Connecticut Office of Higher Education
61 Woodland St.
Hartford, CT 06106


Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal St.
Dover, DE 19901

District of Columbia


Florida Commission for Independent Education
325 W. Gaines St.
Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400


Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E. Exchange Place, #220
Tucker, GA 30084-5334



Idaho State Board of Education
650 W. State St. P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037


Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 E. Adams, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404

Richard Tapia:
Institutional Complaint Hotline: 217-557-7359


Iowa Student Aid Commission
603 E. 12th St., 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 50319


Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612-1368


Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, #320
Frankfort, KY 40601-7512


Louisiana Board of Regents
P.O. Box 3677
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3677


Maine Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023


Maryland Attorney General
Consumer Protection Division
200 St. Paul St.
Baltimore, MD 21212
410-528-8662/888-743-0823 (toll free)


Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108



Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108-5227


Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453 


Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson St. P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469


Montana University System
2500 Broadway St. P.O. Box 203201
Helena, MT 59620-3201


Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
P.O. Box 95005 140 N. Eighth St.
Lincoln, NE 68509-5005 


Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
8778 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89123

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant St.
Concord, NH 03301-3494

New Jersey

New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
P.O. Box 542
Trenton, NJ 08625

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey St.
Newark, NJ 07102 

New Mexico

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo St.
Santa Fe, NM 87505

New York

New York State Education Department
116 W. 32nd St., 5th floor
New York, NY 10001

North Carolina

North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education
State Capitol – 15th Floor 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 270
Bismarck, ND 58505-0610 

North Dakota Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division
Office of Attorney General
Gateway Professional Center
Parrell D. Grossman, Director
1050 E. Interstate Ave., Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58503-5574 701-328-5570 


Ohio State Board of Career Colleges and Schools
30 E. Broad St., 24th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215


Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
655 Research Parkway Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104


Oregon Office of Degree Authorization
775 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301 

Oregon Attorney General Financial Fraud/Consumer Protection Section
1162 Court St. NE Salem, OR


Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market St.
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Higher Education
P.O. Box 19900
San Juan, PR 00910-1900

Mrs. Carmen L. Berrios Rivera
Executive Director
Puerto Rico Council on Education

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education
Shepard Building
80 Washington St., Suite 524
Providence, RI 02903

South Carolina

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady St., Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201

South Dakota

South Dakota Board of Regents
306 E. Capitol Ave., Suite 200
Pierre, SD 57501-2545 

South Dakota Office of Attorney General
Division of Consumer Protection
1302 E. Highway 14, Suite 3
Pierre, SD 57501-8053 


Tennessee Higher Education Commission
404 James Robertson Parkway Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37243


Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752


Utah Division of Consumer Protection
160 E. 300 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111


Vermont State Board of Education
219 N. Main St., Suite 402
Barre, VT 05641

Vermont Attorney General’s Office
109 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001 


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
101 N. 14th St. James Monroe Building
Richmond, VA 23219 


Washington Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board
128 10th Ave. SW
P.O. Box 43105
Olympia, WA 98504-3105

West Virginia

Dr. Kathy Butler, Senior Director of Academic Affairs
WV Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Blvd., East Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-558-0261


Wisconsin Educational Approval Board
201 W. Washington Ave.,
3rd floor
Madison, WI 53703


Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Ave.
Hathaway Building, 2nd floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050

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