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National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Ana G. Mendez University has been approved to participate in the reciprocity agreement between member states and territories to offer distance education programs and courses. SARA is a voluntary agreement that allows the University to offer its programs and courses without having to undergo the licensing (approval) process in each authorized state in which it is interested in promoting its academic offerings.


SARA does not cover professional licensure/state professional Board approval. If you are interested in pursuing an academic program that requires licensure or certification in your home state, we encourage you to contact the appropriate state licensure Board for guidance before enrolling in an academic program outside your state. Please note that individual state requirements may change.

At this time, Ana G. Mendez University is unable to determine if an academic program will satisfy the licensure/certification requirements beyond the state of Florida. We encourage you to contact the appropriate licensure or certification state Board or agency for your state to inquire about the licensing or certification requirements. For licensing board contact information, please visit the State Department Education agencies at:

SARA does not extend to countries outside the United States. Ana G. Mendez University is unable to determine whether or not its academic programs meet licensure requirements outside the United States. Students are encouraged to ascertain the educational requirements for licensure in their home country.


Ana G. Mendez University has established procedures for filing a complaint. Students located in a state in the SARA agreement, can file a complaint following the internal University procedures available. Students that have completed the institutional internal complaint process and are not satisfied with the outcome may contact the Commission for Independent Education, at:

  • 325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL. 32399-0400,
  • Or E-mail: (link sends e-mail) (cieinfo at fldoe dot org)
  • Or Fax: 850-245-3238

Distance Education Students that have completed the internal institution complaint process and the applicable state process, may appeal non-instructional complaints to the Florida SARA PRDEC Council at sends e-mail)

For more information about FL-SARA visit: (link is external)

California residents may click here for complaint process.