State Authorization Agreements give participating institutions the approval to operate outside their native borders and within a different state, as long as they have agreed and adhere to the requirements determined by that state’s higher education regulatory agency. Every state is different and can have different educational requirements for courses and programs designed to meet professional licensure or credentials. This is important to know when considering registering for out-of-state courses or if planning to practice in another state.
Victoria College has been approved by Texas to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Victoria College is authorized to serve students in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Some academic programs at Victoria College require or prepare students to sit for applicable licensure and/or certification examinations in Texas. Out-of-state students seeking to enroll in a program leading to professional licensure or certification need to contact the appropriate department at Victoria College to discuss enrollment and professional licensure options available.
A Professional licensure disclosure is a regulation of the U. S. Department of Education (Title 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v)(A)) requiring all colleges and universities to communicate publicly and directly to prospective and current students about whether academic programs are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation, or is advertised as meeting such requirements, information regarding whether completion of that program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a State for that occupation, including –
(A) A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification;
(B) A list of all States for which the institution has determined that its curriculum does not meet the State educational requirements for licensure or certification; and
(C) A list of all States for which the institution has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the State educational requirements for licensure or certification.
If you are considering a program that leads to a professional license or certificate in a state other than Texas, view program and certification disclosures below.
Registered Nurse (ADN)
LVN to ADN Bridge
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA)
Career and Technical Education:
Networking Engineering Technology & Cloud Computing
Cloud Core Technology
PC and LAN Support Technician
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)