Postsecondary Distance Education

Advancing Knowledge, Advancing Healthcare

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Utah is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). As a participating SARA institution, Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) abides by established standards for offering post-secondary distance education in all member states. The Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) has jurisdiction over Utah SARA-approved institutions, including RMUoHP, in relation to non-instructional complaints. Students who have a complaint against RMUoHP should first file a complaint with the institution by following the complaint procedures.

If RMUoHP does not resolve the complaint, students may file a complaint with the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) at https://ushe.edu/office-of-commissioner/state-authorization-ut-sara/. USHE will only consider complaints that were previously unresolved by the institution and may refer a complaint to another agency for investigation.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement

The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is an agreement among member states, districts, and territories that establish comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. State authorization is a legal term for a University’s compliance with individual statutes and regulations in each state in which it operates, has a physical presence, or engages in educational services and programs.

Professional Prelicensure Distance Education Requirements

There may be restrictions and additional state expectations in certain SARA and non-SARA states regarding professional licensure requirements. Each state has unique requirements and it’s important to verify the licensure requirements in your state. If you have specific questions regarding licensure requirements, please contact your Program Director for further information.

The following programs at RMUoHP qualify graduates to apply for licensure following successful completion of all program requirements.

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Nursing Practice

APRN State Licensure Entities Directory


States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program MEETS education requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program DOES NOT MEET the education requirement for credential: LA, ND, OR
States/territories for which RMUoHP HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

 

Physical Therapy

DPT State Licensure Entities Directory


States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program MEETS education requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program DOES NOT MEET the education requirement for credential:
States/territories for which RMUoHP HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Physician Assistant

PA Licensing Boards Directory


States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program MEETS education requirements for credential:

AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program DOES NOT MEET the education requirement for credential:
States/territories for which RMUoHP HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential:

Speech-Language Pathologist

Speech-Language Pathologist State Licensure Entities Directory


States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program MEETS education requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI
States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program DOES NOT MEET the education requirement for credential:
States/territories for which RMUoHP HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential:

Counseling

Counseling State Board Directory


States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program MEETS education requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which RMUoHP’s program DOES NOT MEET the education requirement for credential:
States/territories for which RMUoHP HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI