State Authorizations for Distance Education
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s regulation (34 C.F.R. § 600.9), Faulkner State Community College is authorized by certain states to provide distance education to residents residing outside of the State of Alabama.
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s regulation (34 C.F.R. § 600.9), regarding legal authorization to provide postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education in a state in which a college is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to state jurisdiction as determined by the state, Faulkner State Community College makes the following disclaimers regarding state authorizations.
- Students residing outside the State of Alabama, but within the United States, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories (excluding international locations), seeking to enroll in the Faulkner State Community College distance education program should check the College’s state authorization status below or contact the Distance Education Division at email@example.com or (251) 580-2271, regarding enrollment in distance education courses. We will continue to serve out-of-state students while working with individual state authorization agencies to meet institutional authorization requirements, unless otherwise indicated. Please note that the state authorization requirements do not apply to students enrolled in seated classes at one of Faulkner State Community College’s campuses (Bay Minette, Fairhope, and Gulf Shores).
Approvals and Status
The Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission (NPEC) of Georgia has determined that Faulkner State Community College need take no further action to provide on-line, distance , or correspondence education to Georgia residents under the procedures in effect as of the issuance of this approval. This determination will extend until whichever of the following dates occurs first: a) June 30, 2014; or b) the date the College first engages in an activity determined to require an application for a Certificate of Authorization.
Georgia residents taking distance education courses wishing to file a complaint should follow the Complaint Process posted on the (NPEC) website.
Oklahoma policy does not require institutions outside of Oklahoma to be licensed or authorized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) to offer courses or academic programs that will be delivered exclusively through an online format. It is understood that James H. Faulkner State Community College (Faulkner State) does not and will not have a physical presence in Oklahoma, will not require experiential learning activities or proctored exams within Oklahoma, nor employ Oklahoma residents as adjunct faculty. Oklahoma residents who enroll at Faulkner State may enquire about accreditation on Faulkner State’s website (Accreditation Link).
Other States and U.S. Territories
Faulkner State Community College is currently working toward state authorization for all other states and U.S. territories through a joint effort with the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education. Students residing in states other than Georgia and Oklahoma who wish to pursue distance education at the College should contact the Director of Distance Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or (251) 580-2271 regarding enrollment in distance education courses.