State Authorization

For Students and Activities Outside Ohio

Online Courses

Sinclair is allowed to offer online courses to students who live in any state, including the District of Columbia.

Field Experiences

Sinclair is allowed to offer field experiences (such as internships or clinical placements) in any state, including the District of Columbia.

For more details about State Authorization, please read below.

State Authorization regulations determine the educational activities Sinclair is permitted to offer outside of Ohio. If you wish to enroll or register for one of our online offerings or participate in an internship/clinical placement and are located in a state other than Ohio, please inquire before enrolling or registering to confirm whether Sinclair may offer those educational activities in your state. You may email online@sinclair.edu or phone 937-512-2990 to make an inquiry.

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Sinclair College is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) which provides authorization to offer certain activities in other SARA member states.

If you are located in the following SARA member states, Sinclair is permitted to offer online courses and field experiences in your state based on the SARA agreement:

SARA Member States
Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas Colorado Connecticut
Delaware District of Columbia Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Illinois
Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana Maine
Maryland Michigan Minnesota
Mississippi Missouri Montana
Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico New York
North Carolina North Dakota Oklahoma
Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee
Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia
Wisconsin Wyoming  

 

For students or activities in non-SARA member states, please refer to the following:

Online Courses

At this time, Sinclair is allowed to offer online courses to students who live in any state, including the District of Columbia.

Field Experiences

At this time, Sinclair is allowed to offer field experiences (such as internships or clinical placements) in any state, including the District of Columbia. 

Professional Licensure Programs

If you are a student located outside of Ohio, or intend to complete an internship/clinical placement outside of Ohio, in a program that leads to professional licensure, please review the licensing requirements on the state board website for your state to ensure that the program qualifies. Licensure requirements vary from state to state, and there may be a need for additional authorization from the professional licensing agency in that state. Participating in a program from outside of Ohio, if not properly authorized by that state's professional licensing board could result in a loss of licensing eligibility. If you need assistance or have any questions, please see the Department Chair of your program for further information.

Additional information concerning State Authorization in general can be found here.