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Professional Licensure

NWACC is a member of NC-SARA, a national organization that establishes a state-level reciprocity process for online students.  The SARA agreement establishes necessary and reasonable standards of practice, as well as an enhanced grievance process for students who live in SARA states.

Each state and territory may have different professional licensure and certification requirements. Other licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc.  If you are a student from outside the state of Arkansas who is considering a program of study that may lead to professional licensure, be sure to contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state of residence before beginning your course of study.

In compliance with federal regulations 34 CFR 600.9(c), 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) and 34 CFR 668.43(c). Northwest Arkansas Community college provides the following resources for students enrolling in a program that leads to professional Licensure or certification who may reside in a state outside of Arkansas.

Students living outside of Arkansas have some special considerations. Learn more on NWACC's Out of State Students Canvas page.