Learn how online courses meet quality standards, plus program licensure requirements in different states.

Online Courses

State Authorization

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers online courses and programs to a wide array of learners, across the region nation, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

FDLTCC is a member of National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), which means we share a reciprocity agreement with all states who are part of the NC-SARA group. The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. SARA is overseen by a National Council and administered by four regional education compacts.

To find out if you live in a state that has joined this consortium, view the NC-SARA map.

FDLTCC has been approved by the State of Minnesota 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.

FDLTCC will not make a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification until more detailed research has been completed.

Student Consumer Complaint Process

Pursuant to the United States Department of Education’s Program Integrity Rule, institutions providing online education are required to provide all prospective and current students with contact information of the state agency or agencies that handle complaints against postsecondary education institutions offering distance learning within that state.

We encourage you to seek resolution to any concerns by discussing them informally with a staff member at the College. If a complaint cannot be handled informally, FDLTCC students are encouraged to use our College’s complaint process.

If a complaint cannot be resolved at the College level, you may contact the Minnesota Office of Higher Education if you are a distance education student that resides out of state and in an NC-SARA state. You may also visit NC SARA’s website for more information about the student complaint process.

FDLTCC will not make a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification until more detailed research has been completed.

Academic Programs Leading to Licensure

Effective July 1, 2020 the U.S. Department of Education instated a new regulation (Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)) which requires colleges to provide the following on all programs that lead to licensure:

  1. A list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum meets state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification;
  2. A list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution’s curriculum does not meet state educational requirements for professional licensure or certification; and
  3. A list of all states/jurisdictions where the institution has not made a determination of whether the curriculum meets educational requirements.

If you are enrolled in a program that does not meet licensure requirements in your home state or a program for which no determination has been made, please consult the appropriate licensure board in your home state.

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State or U.S. Jurisdiction                              Program curriculum meets state’s education requirements for licensure or prepares students for the state’s recognized licensure exam.

Alabama                                                       No Determination

Alaska                                                          No Determination

American Samoa                                           No Determination

Arizona                                                         No Determination

Arkansas                                                       No Determination

California                                                     No Determination

Colorado                                                       No Determination

Connecticut                                                  No Determination

Delaware                                                      No Determination

District of Columbia                                     No Determination

Florida                                                          No Determination

Georgia                                                         No Determination

Guam                                                            No Determination

Hawaii                                                          No Determination

Idaho                                                            No Determination

Illinois                                                          No Determination

Indiana                                                          No Determination

Iowa                                                              No Determination

Kansas                                                          No Determination

Kentucky                                                      No Determination

Louisiana                                                      No Determination

Maine                                                           No Determination

Maryland                                                      No Determination

Massachusetts                                               No Determination

Michigan                                                      No Determination

Minnesota                                                      Yes

Mississippi                                                   No Determination

Missouri                                                       No Determination

Montana                                                       No Determination

Nebraska                                                       No Determination

Nevada                                                         No Determination

New Hampshire                                            No Determination

New Jersey                                                   No Determination

New Mexico                                                 No Determination

New York                                                     No Determination

North Carolina                                              No Determination

North Dakota                                                No Determination

Northern Marinara Islands                            No Determination

Ohio                                                             No Determination

Oklahoma                                                     No Determination

Oregon                                                          No Determination

Pennsylvania                                                No Determination

Rhode Island                                                 No Determination

South Carolina                                              No Determination

South Dakota                                                No Determination

Tennessee                                                     No Determination

Texas                                                            No Determination

Utah                                                              No Determination

Vermont                                                       No Determination

Virginia                                                        No Determination

Washington                                                  No Determination

West Virginia                                               No Determination

Wisconsin                                                     No Determination

Wyoming                                                      No Determination

Elementary Education

State or U.S. Jurisdiction                              Program curriculum meets state’s education requirements for licensure or prepares students for the state’s recognized licensure exam.

Alabama                                                       No Determination

Alaska                                                          No Determination

American Samoa                                           No Determination

Arizona                                                         No Determination

Arkansas                                                       No Determination

California                                                     No Determination

Colorado                                                       No Determination

Connecticut                                                  No Determination

Delaware                                                      No Determination

District of Columbia                                     No Determination

Florida                                                          No Determination

Georgia                                                         No Determination

Guam                                                            No Determination

Hawaii                                                          No Determination

Idaho                                                            No Determination

Illinois                                                          No Determination

Indiana                                                          No Determination

Iowa                                                              No Determination

Kansas                                                          No Determination

Kentucky                                                      No Determination

Louisiana                                                      No Determination

Maine                                                           No Determination

Maryland                                                      No Determination

Massachusetts                                               No Determination

Michigan                                                      No Determination

Minnesota                                                      Yes

Mississippi                                                   No Determination

Missouri                                                       No Determination

Montana                                                       No Determination

Nebraska                                                       No Determination

Nevada                                                         No Determination

New Hampshire                                            No Determination

New Jersey                                                   No Determination

New Mexico                                                 No Determination

New York                                                     No Determination

North Carolina                                              No Determination

North Dakota                                                No Determination

Northern Marinara Islands                            No Determination

Ohio                                                             No Determination

Oklahoma                                                     No Determination

Oregon                                                          No Determination

Pennsylvania                                                No Determination

Rhode Island                                                 No Determination

South Carolina                                              No Determination

South Dakota                                                No Determination

Tennessee                                                     No Determination

Texas                                                            No Determination

Utah                                                              No Determination

Vermont                                                       No Determination

Virginia                                                        No Determination

Washington                                                  No Determination

West Virginia                                               No Determination

Wisconsin                                                     No Determination

Wyoming                                                      No Determination

Law Enforcement

State or U.S. Jurisdiction                              Program curriculum meets state’s education requirements for licensure or prepares students for the state’s recognized licensure exam.

Alabama                                                       No Determination

Alaska                                                          No Determination

American Samoa                                           No Determination

Arizona                                                         No Determination

Arkansas                                                       No Determination

California                                                      No Determination

Colorado                                                       No Determination

Connecticut                                                  No Determination

Delaware                                                      No Determination

District of Columbia                                     No Determination

Florida                                                          No Determination

Georgia                                                         No Determination

Guam                                                            No Determination

Hawaii                                                          No Determination

Idaho                                                            No Determination

Illinois                                                          No Determination

Indiana                                                          No Determination

Iowa                                                              No Determination

Kansas                                                          No Determination

Kentucky                                                      No Determination

Louisiana                                                      No Determination

Maine                                                           No Determination

Maryland                                                      No Determination

Massachusetts                                               No Determination

Michigan                                                      No Determination

Minnesota                                                      Yes

Mississippi                                                   No Determination

Missouri                                                       No Determination

Montana                                                       No Determination

Nebraska                                                       No Determination

Nevada                                                         No Determination

New Hampshire                                            No Determination

New Jersey                                                   No Determination

New Mexico                                                 No Determination

New York                                                     No Determination

North Carolina                                              No Determination

North Dakota                                                No Determination

Northern Marinara Islands                            No Determination

Ohio                                                             No Determination

Oklahoma                                                     No Determination

Oregon                                                          No Determination

Pennsylvania                                                No Determination

Rhode Island                                                 No Determination

South Carolina                                              No Determination

South Dakota                                                No Determination

Tennessee                                                     No Determination

Texas                                                            No Determination

Utah                                                              No Determination

Vermont                                                       No Determination

Virginia                                                        No Determination

Washington                                                  No Determination

West Virginia                                               No Determination

Wisconsin                                                     No Determination

Wyoming                                                      No Determination

Nursing

State or U.S. Jurisdiction                              Program curriculum meets state’s education requirements for licensure or prepares students for the state’s recognized licensure exam.

Alabama                                                       No Determination

Alaska                                                          No Determination

American Samoa                                           No Determination

Arizona                                                         No Determination

Arkansas                                                       No Determination

California                                                     No Determination

Colorado                                                       No Determination

Connecticut                                                  No Determination

Delaware                                                      No Determination

District of Columbia                                     No Determination

Florida                                                          No Determination

Georgia                                                         No Determination

Guam                                                            No Determination

Hawaii                                                          No Determination

Idaho                                                            No Determination

Illinois                                                          No Determination

Indiana                                                          No Determination

Iowa                                                              No Determination

Kansas                                                          No Determination

Kentucky                                                      No Determination

Louisiana                                                      No Determination

Maine                                                           No Determination

Maryland                                                      No Determination

Massachusetts                                               No Determination

Michigan                                                      No Determination

Minnesota                                                      Yes

Mississippi                                                   No Determination

Missouri                                                       No Determination

Montana                                                       No Determination

Nebraska                                                       No Determination

Nevada                                                         No Determination

New Hampshire                                            No Determination

New Jersey                                                   No Determination

New Mexico                                                 No Determination

New York                                                     No Determination

North Carolina                                              No Determination

North Dakota                                                No Determination

Northern Marinara Islands                            No Determination

Ohio                                                             No Determination

Oklahoma                                                     No Determination

Oregon                                                          No Determination

Pennsylvania                                                No Determination

Rhode Island                                                 No Determination

South Carolina                                              No Determination

South Dakota                                                No Determination

Tennessee                                                     No Determination

Texas                                                            No Determination

Utah                                                              No Determination

Vermont                                                       No Determination

Virginia                                                        No Determination

Washington                                                  No Determination

West Virginia                                               No Determination

Wisconsin                                                     No Determination

Wyoming                                                      No Determination

Testimonials

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.