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State Authorization, Student Complaints & Professional Licensure

State Authorization

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college’s adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state. Institutions offering distance education courses or programs must provide current and prospective students with the contact information for filing complaints with the college, its accrediting agency, and with the state agencies that handle complaints in the students’ state of residence.

The State Authorization Federal Regulation Chapter 34, ß 600.9(c)
If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State’s approval upon request.

States in Which College of The Albemarle Serves Distance Learning Students

States regulate which institutions can offer education to its citizens. College of The Albemarle must comply with the state regulation requirement based on the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. To meet this requirement, College of The Albemarle has joined NC-SARA to serve students in states outside of North Carolina.

The states in which the college is authorized to serve students are listed below. If you reside in a state not on this list, you are not eligible to register for online classes at College of The Albemarle at this time. If you have questions, please contact

Andrea W. Dance, Director, Registration and Records/Registrar
andrea_dance@albemarle.edu
252-335-0821 ext. 2252

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
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
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Puerto Rico
Virgin Islands

 
California is not part of NC-SARA. As an out-of-state public institution, College of The Albemarle is not under the purview of the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.


Student Complaints

Filing a Grievance/Complaint

College of The Albemarle acknowledges students have the right to a fair and balanced system for initiating general complaints or grievances relating to decisions made or actions taken by a college employee that involves misapplication of the college’s policies, procedures, or regulations.

To affirm its commitment to promoting a fair and balanced system for student complaint and grievance resolution, the College publishes procedures to guarantee a prompt, reasonable, and impartial process for addressing informal complaints and written grievances. In addition, the College maintains a record of student complaints.

College of The Albemarle Policy 4-22 – Student Grievance

Please submit grievances/complaints via the Student Complaint Form.

Kris Burris, Vice President, Student Success and Enrollment Management
College of The Albemarle
1208 North Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Email: kris_burris76@albemarle.edu
Phone: 252-335-0821 ext. 2251
Fax: 252-335-2018

If the grievance/complaint cannot be resolved at the institutional level, students may file a complaint with the North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints unit.

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaint Process

To file a complaint concerning a postsecondary institution offering degree programs in North Carolina, read the complaint policy and print out and complete the Student Complaint Form (PDF) and submit the complaint to:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Phone: 919-962-4558
Website: northcarolina.edu
Email: studentcomplaint@northcarolina.edu

SACSCOC Student Complaint Process

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) expects individuals to attempt to resolve complaints against College of The Albemarle through all means available to the complainant, including following the college’s own procedures, before submitting a complaint to the Commission. Therefore, the Commission’s usual practice is to not consider a complaint that is currently in administrative proceedings, institutional proceedings or litigation. However, if there’s substantial, credible evidence that indicates systemic problems with an accredited institution, the Commission may, at its discretion, choose to proceed with the review.

In order to be considered, a formal complaint must be submitted in writing using the Commission’s Complaint Policy and Form. Please mail two signed copies to:

President
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
1866 Southern Ln
Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
Phone: 404-679-4500
Website: SACSCOC

The Commission will not consider complaints that are:

  • Not in writing
  • Sent on behalf of another individual or forwarded to the Commission
  • Sent anonymously, electronically or through facsimile transmission

SARA-NC Complaint Process

Students may also file a complaint through SARA-NC. SARA-NC is the portal for North Carolina. Students should follow the SARA-NC Complaint Process and use the SARA-NC Complaint form (PDF).

SARA North Carolina
North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority
P.O. Box 14103
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
T: 855 SARA-1-NC (727-2162)
T: 919 549-8614 ext. 4667
Website: SARANC.org
Email: information@saranc.org


Professional Licensure

Student Complaint Information by State and Agency (PDF)

Directory of State Authorization and Lead Contacts (PDF)

NC SARA State Portal Liaisons

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

College of The Albemarle has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA). However, NC-SARA does not deal with professional licensing board approval for any courses or programs leading to professional licensure. If you are not a resident of North Carolina but you are enrolled in courses or programs leading to professional licensure, please contact the lead of the degree program at College of The Albemarle to discuss licensure options prior to beginning your course of study.

It is also highly recommended that you also contact the state in which you plan to practice to verify any state requirements before beginning your program at College of The Albemarle. Please click the link for more information on public and private organizations not associated with College of The Albemarle NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory and State Portal Entity Contacts.

Students may view the disclosure for each program or certificate to know which state College of The Albemarle curriculum:

  • meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification,
  • does not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, or
  • has not made a determination.

In addition, NC SARA (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement) (College of The Albemarle is a member) has provided contact information for professional licensure offices in the United States for a limited number of academic disciplines.

Professional Licensure Board Contacts by State

NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory

U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Licensure Information, by Profession

Information for programs not listed on the DOE site:

Associate Degree Nursing

Kathryn Miller, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2280
kathryn_miller@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Associate Degree Nursing Professional Licensure Disclosure

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing Licensure Contact Information by State

Nursing State Contacts

Aviation Systems Technology

David Repanshek, Program Coordinator
252-453-3035 ext. 8115
david_repanshek13@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Aviation Systems Technology Professional Licensure Disclosure

Contact – Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Cosmetology

Dara Harrell, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2272
dara_harrell@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Cosmetology Professional Licensure Disclosure

Nail Technology Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

Cosmetology Professional Licensing Boards by State

North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art Examiners

Early Childhood Education

Bisceglia White, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821
bisceglia_white68@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Early Childhood Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

EMS

Walter Meads, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2519
walter_meads@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

EMS-AEMT Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

EMT Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

EMS-Paramedic Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

EMS – Bridge Curriculum Professional Licensure Disclosure

EMS Curriculum Professional Licensure Disclosure

Committee of Accreditation of Educational Programs for Emergency Medication Services Professions

North Carolina Office of EMS

EMS Licensure Contact Information by State

Fire and Rescue Services Training

Billy Bass, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2422
william_bass@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Fire and Rescue Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

North Carolina Office of the State Fire Marshal

U.S. Fire Administration State Agencies

Law Enforcement Training

Cheryl Griffin, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2210
cheryl_griffin@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Advanced Law Enforcement Training Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

Basic Law Enforcement Training Professional Licensure Disclosure

North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission

BLET State Contacts

State Law Enforcement Training Requirements

LPN-ADN Option

Kathryn Miller, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2280
kathryn_miller@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

LPN-ADN Option Professional Licensure Disclosure

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

North Carolina Board of Nursing

LPN-ADN Option Licensure Contact Information by State

Nursing State Contacts

Medical Assisting

Rebecca Walker, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2307
rebecca_walker@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Medical Assisting Professional Licensure Disclosure

American Association of Medical Assistants

Medical Assisting State Contacts

Medical Laboratory Technology

Terri Riddick, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2999
terri_riddick@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Medical Laboratory Technology Professional Licensure Disclosure

American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification

Medical Laboratory Technology Licensure Contact Information by State

Medication Aide

Michelle Coley, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2257
michelle_coley04@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Medication Aide Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

NC Board of Nursing

Medication Aide Licensure Contact Information by State

Nurse Aide

Michelle Coley, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2257
michelle_coley04@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Nurse Aide I Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

Nurse Aide II Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

Nurse Aide I Curriculum Professional Licensure Disclosure

Nurse Aide II Curriculum Professional Licensure Disclosure

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Nurse Aide Licensure Contact Information by State

Pharmacy Technician

Michelle Coley, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2257
michelle_coley04@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Pharmacy Technician Continuing Education Professional Licensure Disclosure

Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission

North Carolina Board of Pharmacy

Pharmacy Technician Licensure Contact Information by State

Phlebotomy

Terri Riddick, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2999
terri_riddick@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phlebotomy Curriculum Professional Licensure Disclosure

American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians

Phlebotomy Licensure Contact Information by State

Practical Nursing

Jackqulyn Sawyer, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2308
jackqulyn_sawyer@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Practical Nursing Professional Licensure Disclosure

Practical Nursing Professional Licensing Boards by State

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Practical Nursing Licensure Contact Information by State

Nursing State Contacts

RIBN-ADN

Kathryn Miller, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2280
kathryn_miller@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

RIBN-ADN Professional Licensure Disclosure

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

NC Nursing Board

RIBN-ADN Licensure Contact Information by State

Nursing State Contacts

Surgical Technology

Brandy Wooten, Program Coordinator
252-335-0821 ext. 2995
brandy_wooten@albemarle.edu
College of The Albemarle
1208 N. Road Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Surgical Technology Professional Licensure Disclosure

Surgical Technology Professional Licensing Boards by State

National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

Although we strive to connect you with the best information possible, College of The Albemarle cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure and/or certification outside of the State of North Carolina.