State Authorization

South Dakota Mines has been approved by South Dakota to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. 

Currently South Dakota Mines has approval to offer courses in the following locations: 
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California*, Colorado**, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming 
*California is not a member of NC-SARA. The California Bureau For Private Postsecondary Education (CBPPE) regulates distance education offerings of private institutions to residents of California.  As a public institution, South Dakota Mines is exempt from approval by the CBPPE. Students residing in California who are pursuing programs at South Dakota Mines that may lead to a professional licensure are strongly encouraged to consult with the appropriate licensing agency in California to verify that the program offered by South Dakota Mines will meet any California licensing requirements, prior to starting the program. 

**Due to Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Act, students who are enrolling in an internship or co-op course with South Dakota Mines are unable to participate in an unpaid internship, co-op, or similar experience in the state of Colorado. 

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