Licensure and disclosures

Student complaint resolution

Students enrolled in distance education courses who have a complaint about a course or experience should follow the complaint policy for their respective home institution. 

Allegations of criminal offenses or alleged violations of a State’s general-purpose laws may be made directly to the relevant State agencies.

If a student living in a state that is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) is not satisfied with the outcome of the institutional process for handling complaints, the complaint (except for complaints about grades or student conduct violations) may be appealed, within two years of the incident, to the Missouri SARA Portal Entity: the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development. Please review the NC-SARA Complaint Process.

Missouri NC-SARA Portal Agency Contact:
Leroy Wade
Assistant Commissioner
Missouri Department of Higher Education
205 Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 1469
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469

For students residing in the state of California, please contact the California Department of Consumer Affairs for complaints:
California Department of Consumer Affairs Consumer Information Center
1625 North Market, Suite N-112
Sacramento, CA 95834

Federal regulations

The Department of Education’s Federal Regulations 34 CFR 668.43 (a)(5)(v) mandate that each institution inform students of whether their program curriculum, both distance education programs and face-to-face programs, meets the state requirements for each program that leads to licensure or certification.

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Licensing contact information

If you live outside the state of Missouri and are considering enrolling in an online program that leads to a professional licensure, the University of Missouri System strongly recommends that you inquire with the applicable licensing board in your state or the state in which you intend to work to determine the most up-to-date information regarding state licensure requirements prior to enrolling in any academic program. The University of Missouri System makes every effort to ensure licensure information is current, however, licensure regulations are always subject to change. 

Please click the link below related to your academic program of interest for licensure body contact information: