State Authorization

The State of Idaho is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and LC State is one of the approved SARA institutions in Idaho.


We adhere to an established common set of standards for offering post-secondary distance education among member states, districts, and territories. Participation in NC-SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by post-secondary institutions based in another state. LC State also works directly with states that are not NC-SARA members to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are secured.