West Virginia is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), and Alderson Broaddus University is a provisional participant of the SARA initiative. SARA allows institutions to offer distance education courses and programs to other SARA participating institutions and ensures adherence to national standards for postsecondary distance education. The University works through SARA processes and with states to ensure that when authorization or licensure of online programs is necessary, required approvals are secured.

It is the student’s responsibility to understand the current status or special requirements related to the authorization of distance education in their state of residence.  For more information about SARA, please visit