UAH is actively pursuing authorization across the United States for educational and outreach activities outside of the state of Alabama.

In general, the federal regulations relating to State Authorization relate to any activities that the University pursue that touch outside of our state borders. This relates to Online Learning initiatives and programs, recruitment and promotion, internships and practicums, and to a number of other variables. The UAH Director of Institutional Research & Assessment Dr. Suzanne Simpson is available to answer additional questions relating to this regulation.

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What is SREC and how does it relate to the requirements for State Authorization?

SREC stands for Southern Regional Electronic Campus, and UAH is a member of this organization. SREC, like other regional organizations, has worked to gain recognition for reciprocity agreements that would ease the process for recognition of accredited programs being offered in different states. You or your staff may be contacted by the State Authorization Director regarding SREC, if your programs/courses qualify for placement in this resource. Read more about SREC.

Submit a Course to SREC

Submit a Program to SREC

Please refer to the SREC Program Data Entry Reference document for information on completing program entry fields. Refer to the SREC's Principles of Good Practice to evaluate your courses and/or programs.

I am unsure if activities that I engage in on campus relate to State Authorization. What should I do to ensure I am in compliance?

Please contact the UAH Director of Institutional Research & Assessment Dr. Suzanne Simpson. She is available to answer your questions relating to this regulation.


UAH is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor's master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of UAH.

Many UAH programs are also accredited by their respective accrediting agencies, including ABET Inc., the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the Computer Sciences Accrediting Board (CSAB), the Accreditation Council for Cooperative Education (ACCE), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Read more about UAH Accreditation.