|Program||Agency||Initial Date||Recent Renewal Date||Expiration Date|
|Addictions Counseling||Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA)||2/19/1997
|Auto Body Repair||Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)||11/12/2019||11/17/2019||5/1/2023|
|Automotive Technology||Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)||10/12/2019||10/17/2019||12/1/2022|
|Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic||Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).||1/15/2015||1/15/2015||9/1/2021|
|Health Information Technology||Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)||10/17/2013||10/17/2013||10/17/2024|
|Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning||HVAC Excellence||10/19/2017||10/19/2017||10/18/2023|
|Machine Tool Technology||National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS)||4/20/2020||4/20/2020||4/20/2025|
|Medical Assistant||Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)||10/1/2003||10/1/2013||10/1/2022|
|Registered Nursing||Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN: Conditional Accreditation)||9/1/2014||April 2020||April 2022|
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)
The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a national initiative to provide a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. When states join SARA, they agree to follow uniform processes for approving their eligible institutions' participation. Participation in SARA allows institutions to provide online courses outside of their own state borders by seeking and maintaining state approvals via a streamlined process. To learn more, visit NC-SARA.
NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. To learn more, visit NC-SARA
Current authorized SARA member states can be viewed on the NC-SARA Interactive Map
Important Note for Students: Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. At this time, Waubonsee Community College cannot confirm if programs that lead to professional licensure or certification meet the prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the State of Illinois. Students will need to contact the state licensing board relative to their program in the state they are seeking licensure from for further information.
If you are considering an academic program that leads to a professional license in your state, it is highly recommended that you first seek guidance from the appropriate licensing agency in your home state before beginning the academic program.