SCSU Licensure and Certificate Program Disclosures

Licensure and Certification

St. Cloud State University licensure and certification programs are created using Minnesota requirements to prepare students for licensure or certification in the state of Minnesota. The requirements within St. Cloud State University licensure/certification programs may differ from those necessary for licensure/certification in another state. Students who are considering relocating to another state, completing their program in another state, or seeking licensure/certification in another state are highly encouraged to review the information on this website and seek additional guidance from program advisors. Since educational requirements for licensure/certification are subject to change at any time, it is also advisable to check with the state’s licensure board about whether the St. Cloud State University program will meet the licensing or certification requirements in that other state. St. Cloud State University will endeavor to make changes to this website as we learn about them and will, at minimum, audit this information annually.

Student Location/Re-location

Federal regulations require that St. Cloud State University capture the location of a student upon initial enrollment. This is done through the application process. Thereafter, students must use e-Services to notify the University of address and location changes while enrolled. St. Cloud State University relies on this information to provide the necessary advice and notifications to students in licensure or certificate programs who indicate they are located in a state other than Minnesota. See the Student Location policy and procedure (currently under development) for more information.

Relocation during the course of a program to another state may impact whether the student can remain in the program, meet the state licensure requirements, and/or receive or continue to receive state financial aid or other funding. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to contact program officials, advisors, and other University student support services to discuss potential consequences related to relocating to another state.


Both NC-SARA and the USDE have specific requirements for disclosures and/or notifications related to programs that lead to licensure or certification. This website provides the general disclosures required by these two entities.

NC-SARA: The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, commonly known as SARA, is overseen by the non-profit National Council for State Authorization of Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Participation in SARA is voluntary. California is the only state that is not a SARA member. SARA benefits its members by providing a uniform and efficient way to get approval to for distance education in SARA member states without individually applying to each state for such approval, subject to certain limitations. St. Cloud State University is a participating institution in SARA.

USDE: The U.S. Department of Education, or USDE, is a federal agency that establishes policies on federal financial aid, promotes student achievement, ensures equal access to education, and is involved in other key educational issues.

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