State Authorization

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA)

NC-SARA LogoImportant Note to Residents outside Florida

TCC is a member of SARA (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements) and approved by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.  However, NC-SARA has no effect on state professional licensing or requirements for any courses or programs leading to professional licensure.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Florida and are taking an online course or program leading to professional licensure, TCC cannot guarantee whether the course or program meets the requirements for professional licensure in your state, if other than Florida.

If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license, we encourage out-of-state students to contact the appropriate state licensing board or agency where you are located to familiarize themselves with the state educational and other licensing requirements for the profession or occupation in which they are interested.

Currently, the state of California is not a part of NC-SARA.  Therefore, if you have a California mailing address and are not registered in at least one face-to-face or mixed-mode course, you will be dropped from the online courses in which enrolled.

Licensure

TCC cannot guarantee whether the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure in your state, if other than Florida. If you are considering an online academic program that leads to a professional license, we encourage out-of-state students to contact the appropriate state licensing board or agency where you are located to familiarize themselves with the state educational and other licensing requirements for the profession or occupation in which they are interested. 

Grievances

SARA Student Complaint Process

Tallahassee Community College seeks to resolve concerns and complaints in a fair and prompt manner. Current or prospective TCC Online students who have a complaint may submit their concerns to the appropriate department by completing the form at the following link: TCC’s Student Complaint and Procedures.

In the unlikely event that a complaint cannot be resolved through Tallahassee Community College’s process, TCC Online students may contact the State of Florida at http://www.fldoe.org/schools/higher-ed/fl-college-system/about-us/complaints.stml.

FL-SARA Postsecondary Distance Education Council Complaint Process

Distance Education students who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process may appeal non-instructional complaints to the FL-SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process page.

For more information about the SARA initiative and the progress of state and institutional membership, please visit NC-SARA.org.