Bringing SARA from Design to Implementation
A Guide for State Policymakers
National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements
Information to help people think about how to implement SARA in their states. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements deal with state approval of postsecondary distance education, a complex topic. Each state regulates around those issues in widely varying ways. A set of common, widely accepted policies and procedures that states voluntarily adopt will increase access, improve efficiency, lower administrative costs and support quality. That is the core task of the SARA initiative.