State Authorization

CDU is engaged in a continuous process to certify that it is recognized as an accredited institution of higher learning by all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In this regard, the University is committed to ensuring that its academic programs, business practices, and operational activities remain in compliance with applicable regulations specific to each jurisdiction. We also work through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, the required approvals are secured. West Virginia is a member of SARA and CDU is an approved SARA institution. Participation in SARA is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state; however SARA has no effect on state professional licensing requirements. For more information about SARA, please visit http://www.nc-sara.org/.

  • Alabama:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Alabama regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Alaska: As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Alaska regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Arizona:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Arizona regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Arkansas:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Arkansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • California: CDU is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.
  • Colorado:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Colorado regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Connecticut: As an approved SARA institution, CDU complies with Connecticut regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Delaware: As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Delaware regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • District of Columbia: As an approved SARA institution, CDU complies with the District of Columbia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Florida: CDU is exempt from licensure since it does not maintain physical facilities or offer instructional programs on the ground within the state.
  • Georgia:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Georgia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Hawaii: As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Hawaii regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Idaho:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Idaho regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Illinois:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Illinois regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Indiana:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Indiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Iowa:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Iowa regulations to offer  programs to residents of the state.
  • Kansas:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Kansas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Kentucky: CDU is not required to obtain licensure because it is not engaged in any of the "operating or soliciting" activities listed in the licensing regulation 13 KAR 1:020 Section 1(9)(a)-(e).
  • Louisiana:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Louisiana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Maine:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Maine regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Maryland:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Maryland regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Massachusetts: CDU is not required to apply for authorization from the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education because it does not: maintain or occupy an actual physical location for instructional purposes, maintain an administrative office to facilitate instruction in the Commonwealth, provide office space to instructional or non-instructional staff, or establish an institutional mailing address, street address or phone number in the Commonwealth.
  • Michigan:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Michigan regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Minnesota:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Minnesota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Mississippi:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Mississippi regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Missouri:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Missouri regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Montana:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Montana regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Nebraska:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Nebraska regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Nevada:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Nevada regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • New Hampshire:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with New Hampshire regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • New Jersey: As an approved SARA institution, CDU complies with New Jersey regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • New York: As an approved SARA institution, CDU complies with New York regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • North Carolina: As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with North Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • North Dakota:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with North Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Ohio:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Ohio regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Oklahoma:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Oklahoma regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Oregon:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Oregon regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Pennsylvania:   As an approved SARA institution, CDU complies with Pennsylvania regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Rhode Island:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Rhode Island regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • South Carolina: As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with South Carolina regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • South Dakota:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with South Dakota regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Tennessee:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Tennessee regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Texas:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Texas regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Utah:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU complies with Utah regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Vermont:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Vermont regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Virginia:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Washington:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Washington regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • West Virginia:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with West Virginia regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
    • Student Complaints: The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission encourages students to seek first informal resolution of any concern or issue. If the issue cannot be resolved informally, the student should follow the institution’s formal complaint or grievance procedure. If, after exhausting the institution’s internal grievance procedures, the institution has not responded to the student’s satisfaction or a satisfactory remedy has not been found, the student may contact the Commission for further investigation into the issue. Upon receipt of a complaint, the Commission may conduct an investigation or refer the issue to another agency that is authorized to address the issue. The Commission may contact institution officials to discuss a possible resolution. Instructions for filing a complaint with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission can be found at http://www.wvhepc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Student-Complaint-Process-revised-3.pdf.
  • Wisconsin:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Wisconsin regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.
  • Wyoming:  As an approved SARA institution, CDU is in compliance with Wyoming regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.