State Authorization

State Authorization


SARA LogoAs an institution of higher learning that has students throughout the United States, American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is required to adhere to the laws of the states in which our students reside.  This includes having the authorization to operate in these states based upon the activities ACHS conducts in each state.  The following is a complete list of the states and territories and the authorization status ACHS currently has with each.

American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is also a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and is authorized to provide distance education programs to students in any SARA member state.  SARA membership makes it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state.

Home State: American College of Health Sciences (ACHS) is authorized by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) Office of Degree Authorization as an Institute of Higher Learning.
 

US STATE AUTHORIZATIONS

Find your state below to to learn about ACHS' authorization status in your state.

 

 ALABAMA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Alabama regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Alabama Commission on Higher Education
PO Box 302000
Montgomery, AL 36104
http://www.ache.state.al.us/

 

ALASKA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Alaska regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education
PO Box 110505
Juneau, AK 99811-0505
http://akadvantage.alaska.gov   
 

ARIZONA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Arizona regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education
1400 W Washington Street, Room 260
Phoenix, AZ 85007
www.azppse.gov 
 

ARKANSAS
As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Arkansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Arkansas Department of Higher Education
423 Main Street, Suite 400
Little Rock, AR 72201
http://www.adhe.edu/Pages/home.aspx 
 

CALIFORNIA

Effective July 2017 SB 1192 will require ACHS to register with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). ACHS is currently exempt from registration and will continue to comply with BPPE standards.

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95833
www.bppe.ca.gov

 

COLORADO
As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Colorado regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Colorado Department of Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600, Denver, CO 80202
http://highered.colorado.gov/Academics/DegreeAuth/

 

CONNECTICUT

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Connecticut regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Office of Higher Education
Department of Higher Education
ATTN: Licensure and Accreditation
61 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105-2326
http://www.ctdhe.org/Regs/RegsAcad.htm 
 

DELAWARE

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Delaware regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Delaware Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/200/292.shtml#TopOfPage 
 

FLORIDA

ACHS is not required to be licensed with the Florida Commission for Independent Education (Commission) since the it is not physically located in Florida and ACHS faculty residing in Florida do not have face-to-face contact with students.

Commission for Independent Education
325 W Gaines Street, Suite 1414
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
http://www.fldoe.org/cie/ 
 

GEORGIA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Georgia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission
2082 E Exchange Place, Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084
www.gnpec.org 
 

HAWAII
As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Hawaii regulations to offer distance education programs to residents of the state.

Hawaii Post-Secondary Education Authorization Program Student Complaint Process
http://cca.hawaii.gov/hpeap/student-complaint-process/ 
 

IDAHO

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Idaho regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

 Idaho State Board of Education
(Idaho) Office of the State Board of Education (Private Colleges & Proprietary Schools)
650 W State Street, Suite 307
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0037
www.boardofed.idaho.gov   
 

ILLINOIS

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Illinois regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

 Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 East Adams, 2nd Floor
Springfield, IL 62701-1404
www.ibhe.org 
 

INDIANA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Indiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education/The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
101 W Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
(317) 464-4400 Ext. 138
(317) 464-4400 Ext. 141
www.in.gov/bpe/ 
 

IOWA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Iowa regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Iowa College Student Aid Commission
603 E 12th Street, 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA  50319
http://educateiowa.gov

 

KANSAS

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Kansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Kansas Board of Regents
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 520
Topeka, KS 66612
www.kansasregents.org 
 

KENTUCKY

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Kentucky regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Director of Postsecondary Licensing
Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 320
Frankfort, KY  40601 
www.cpe.ky.gov 
 

LOUISIANA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Louisiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Louisiana Board of Regents
1201 N 3rd Street, Suite 6-200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
www.regents.state.la.us  

 

MAINE

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Maine regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Maine Department of Education, Office of Higher Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
www.maine.gov/education/highered/DegGrantAuth.htm 
 

MARYLAND

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Maryland regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N Liberty Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 767-3301

 

MASSACHUSETTS

ACHS is not required to be licensed with in Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
since it is not physically located in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
One Ashburton Place, Room 1401
Boston, MA 02108
http://www.mass.edu
 

MICHIGAN

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Michigan regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
PO Box 30714
Lansing, MI 48909
www.michigan.gov/bcs 
 

MINNESOTA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Minnesota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Minnesota Office of Higher Education
1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350
St. Paul, MN 55108
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us 
 

MISSISSIPPI

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Mississippi regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
www.mississippi.edu/mcca

 

Mississippi Community College Board
Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration (CPSCR)
Determination of non-action
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
www.sbcjc.cc.ms.us/ 
 

MISSOURI

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Missouri regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Missouri Department of Higher Education
PO Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102
www.dhe.mo.gov 
 

MONTANA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Montana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Montana Board of Regents
PO Box 203201
   
Helena, MT 59620-3201
http://mus.edu 
 

NEBRASKA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Nebraska regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education
PO Box 95005
Lincoln, NE 68509
http://www.education.ne.gov/PPCS/ 
 

NEVADA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Nevada regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Nevada Commission on Postsecondary Education
3663 E Sunset Road, Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV 89120
www.cpe.state.nv.us 
 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with New Hampshire regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

New Hampshire Department of Education
Post Secondary Education Commission
3 Barell Court, Suite 300
Concord, NH 03301
www.pec.state.nh.us

 

NEW JERSEY

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with New Mexico regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
PO Box 542
Trenton, NJ  08625
http://www.state.nj.us/highereducation/ 
 

NEW MEXICO

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with New Mexico regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM  87505
http://www.hed.state.nm.us 
 

NEW YORK

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with New York regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

New York State Education Department
Office of College and University Evaluation
5 North Mezzanine
Albany, NY  12234
http://www.highered.nysed.gov/ocue/contact.htm 
 

NORTH CAROLINA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with North Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

The University Of North Carolina Board Of Governors
910 Raleigh Road
PO Box 2688
Chapel Hill, NC  27514
http://www.northcarolina.edu/contact/contact.php

 

NORTH DAKOTA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with North Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

North Dakota Department Of Career And Technical Education
Office of Attorney General
Consumer Protection & Antitrust Division
Gateway Professional Center
1050 E Interstate Avenue, Suite 200
Bismarck, ND 58503-5574
https://www.ndus.edu/system/state-authorization/  
 

OHIO

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Ohio regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Ohio Board Of Regents
25 S Front Street 
Columbus, Oh 43215
Https://Www.Ohiohighered.Org/Contact-Us 
 

OKLAHOMA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Oklahoma regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Oklahoma State Regents For Higher Education
655 Research Parkway, Suite 200
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
http://okhighered.org/state-system 
 

OREGON - ACHS Home State
 
ACHS is authorized by the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission
Private Postsecondary Education Office of Degree Authorization, and is an approved SARA institution.

Higher Education Coordinating Commission
255 Capitol St NE, 3rd Floor
Salem, OR 97301
503-378-5690
Juan.baez-arevalo@state.or.us
http://education.oregon.gov/Pages/HECC-Resources-SARA-Complaints.aspx

*This school is a business unit of a corporation and is authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees and certificates described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization, 775 Court St NE. Salem, Oregon 97301.

PENNSYLVANIA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Pennsylvania regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
333 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17126
http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/about_pde/7203/contact_us/510955 
 

RHODE ISLAND  

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Rhode Island regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Rhode Island Office of Higher Education
80 Washington Street
Providence, RI  0293
http://www.ribghe.org/  
 

SOUTH CAROLINA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with South Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
1122 Lady Street, Suite 300
Columbia, SC 29201
www.che.sc.gov     
 

SOUTH DAKOTA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with South Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

South Dakota Board of Regents
500 E Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
http://www.sdbor.edu 
 

TENNESSEE

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Tennessee regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Tennessee Higher Education Commission
4-4 James Robertson Pkwy, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN  37243
http://www.tn.gov/thec/ 
 

TEXAS

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Texas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
PO Box 12788
Austin, TX  78711
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/   
 

UTAH

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Utah regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Utah Division of Consumer Protection
PO Box 146704
Salt Lake City, UT  84114
http://www.consumerprotection.utah.gov/registrations/state-authorization.html 
 

VERMONT

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Vermont regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Vermont State Board of Education
120 State Street
Montpellier, VT  05620
http://www.education.vermont.gov/new/html/mainboard.html  
 

VIRGINIA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV)
101 N 14th Street
Richmond, VA  23219
www.schev.edu 
 

WASHINGTON

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Washington regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Washington Student Achievement Council
917 Lakeridge Way SW
Olympia, WA  98504
www.wsac.wa.gov 
 

WEST VIRGINIA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with West Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
1018 Kanawha Boulevard E, Suite 700
Charleston, WV 25301
http://www.wvhepc.edu/inside-the-commission/special-initiatives/state-authorization-reciprocity-agreement-sara/ 
 

WISCONSIN

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Wisconsin regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Wisconsin Educational Approval Board (EAB)
201 W Washington Avenue, 3rd Floor
Madison, WI 53703
www.eab.state.us.gov 
 

WYOMING

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Wyoming regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

Wyoming Department of Education
2300 Capitol Avenue, 2nd Floor Hathaway
Cheyenne, WY  82002
www.edu.wyoming.gov

 

US TERRITORIES


AMERICAN SAMOA

ACHS has no physical presence in American Samoa and is not required to seek approval to offer programs to students.

American Samoa Community College
P.O. Box 2609
Pago Pago, AS 96799

http://www.amsamoa.edu/contactascc.html 
 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

As an approved SARA institution, American College is in compliance with Colorado regulations to offer programs to residents of the District of Columbia.

Education Licensure Commission
810 First Street NE, 9th Floor
Washington, DC  20002
 

FEDERATED STATE OF MICRONESIA

FSM does not have a regulating agency for distance education and ACHS is not required to seek approval to offer programs to students.

College of Micronesia-FSM

PO Box 159

Kolonia, Pohnpei  96941

 

www.comfsm.fm

 

GUAM

ACHS has sent a regulatory compliance inquiry to the territory.

Guam Community College

P.O. Box 23069

 

GMF, Guam  96921
 

NORTH MARIANAS

ACHS has completed online registration.

Accreditation Liaison

Northern Marianas College

galving@nmcnet.edu
 

PUERTO RICO

ACHS is in compliance with Regulations for Licensing Institutions of Higher Education in Puerto Rico, No. 8265 (2012) and has submitted exemption application to offer programs to Puerto Rico students.

Puerto Rico Council on Education/Consejo de Educación de Puerto Rico

Coordinating/Policy

P.O. Box 19900

San Juan, PR 00910-19900
 

VIRGIN ISLANDS

The US Virgin Islands Department of Education does not grant certification to higher education institutions, and ACHS is not required to seek approval to offer programs to students.

Chief of Staff

Office of the Commissioner

wwbenjamin@doe.vi