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State Authorization

State Authorization is the process of gaining approval from other states to operate within their borders. 

Programs involving licensed professions may be subject to state-specific additional program authorization requirements. Students or prospective students in these programs are advised to consult the respective program director with any questions.


Angelo State’s membership in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) allows ASU to conduct limited activities within the NC-SARA member states indicated below. Other agreements allow ASU to conduct 100% online learning activities for students in a few additional states. Please note there are a few states in which ASU cannot deliver specific online programs.

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State Reciprocity Agreements

The following programs may lead to a professional license or certification that is required for employment. Professional licensure/certification requirements vary from state to state, which may affect a student’s ability to apply for a professional license/certification upon the completion of the program.

The U.S. Department of Education regulation, 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), requires an institution to disclose whether the program will fulfill educational requirements for licensure or certification for each state. The administrative departments that offer the programs have made the following determination regarding their curriculum.

Please note, the State of California does not participate in NC-SARA.

Professional Licensures and Certifications

It is strongly recommended that students planning to pursue a program leading to professional licensure or certification in Texas, as well as other states, contact that program’s licensing entity to seek guidance prior to beginning that program. Visit the NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory for more information.

Program Contact Licensing Agencies Accreditors
Accounting (M.P.Ac.) Chuck Pier, Ph.D.

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)


Counseling Psychology M.S.

Counseling Psychology Psy.D.

Drew Curtis, Ph.D. Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council  
Nursing (BSN, MSN-FNP) Jennifer Braziel, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, APRN Texas Board of Nursing Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Dr. Shelly Weise   Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy

Social Work B.S.W.

Social Work M.S.W.

Thomas Starkey, Ph.D.

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

Chemical Dependency Licensure

BSW: Council on Social Work Accreditation (CSWE)
Education (BS-IDS, Principal, School Counselor, & Superintendent Certification) Kim Livengood, Ph.D. Texas Education Agency