National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA)

SARA is an agreement amongst member states to establish comparable national standards and streamline regulations around distance education programs. NC-SARA participation makes it easier for students to access distance education programs across state lines.  

Online Programs Leading to Licensure/Certification

As of the Spring 2024 semester, CSI does not offer any online programs that lead to licensure/certification. This site will be updated as online programs that lead to licensure/certification are expanded.


Students who have concerns about their distance education experiences should first submit their concerns to the Office of Student Affairs, using the following form: Student Concern Form. If the student finds the complaint is not resolved by the College, then a further appeal can be addressed to the New York State Department of Education (NYSED). The complaint is first handled through the NYSED processes and then NC-SARA is notified of the final complaint disposition. Only those complaints resulting from distance education courses, programs, and activities are covered by NC-SARA. For more information on the NC-SARA student compliant process see the SARA Policy Manual.