The State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) is a voluntary agreement among its member states and U.S. territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance-education courses and programs. It is intended to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. As a member institution, Knox Theological Seminary may offer distance education to all 49-member states and territories. For non-participating states (e.g. California), Knox has established an independent authorization to provide distance education.


Out-of-State Distance Education students who have completed the internal institutional grievance process as outlined in the Academic Catalog may appeal non‐instructional complaints to the FL‐SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL‐SARA Complaint Process webpage: