SREB SARA Documents


SREB SARA Documents

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) are agreements among SARA member states, districts and U.S. territories that establish comparable national standards for interstate offerings of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. They are intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions in a state other than the one where they reside. SARA is overseen by a national council and administered by four regional higher education compacts, MHEC, NEBHE, SREB and WICHE. The four SARA agreements of these compacts are collectively referred to as the agreements.


SARA Policy Manual
May 28, 2021 Publication

Version 21.1 of the SARA Policy Manual is now available. This version of the manual incorporates and replaces the past edition’s FAQ’s, policies and standards. The manual can be found in its entirety on the NC-SARA website under Resources.


SECRRA Dissolve Date
June 2017: SECRRA No Longer Needed with National Reciprocity Agreement

The regional reciprocity agreement associated with SREB’s Electronic Campus Regional Reciprocity Agreement (SECRRA) dissolved June 30, 2017. Courses and programs listed on the Electronic Campus that students completed by June 30, 2017, through SECRRA, benefited from the reciprocity agreement of SECRRA. Courses and programs that students began after June 30, 2017, were not covered by SECRRA-based agreements.


SARA-related Presentations
Find Past State and Regional Presentations Below

Presentations related to SECRRA, SARA and general State Authorization information, overviews and updates can be found on this page.

2017 USDLA Conference 5.2.2017

2017 NASASPS Conference 4.5.2017

SREB NC-SARA Pennsylvania Presentation

WCET SARA Presentation 10.12.2016

University of Alabama System SARA Update 9.26.2016

Electronic Campus State Partner Meeting 9.13.2016

North Carolina SARA Presentation 3.14.2016

HLC 2016 SARA Presentation April 17, 2016

IVEB DOD SARA Presentation 6.8.2016

If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us at with the meeting date, presentation title or document/report name, and the presenter’s name and organization. SREB will do what we can to accommodate your requests.