Information for Out-of-State Institutions

On September 13, 2016, the New York State Board of Regents adopted new regulations requiring out-of-state institutions of higher education to seek and obtain New York State Education Department approval to offer distance education to New York State residents, and to permit the Department to enter into the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (see: ).

The Department is in the process of developing additional guidance and application materials for out-of-state institutions and more information will be added to this Web-page in the coming weeks. In the meantime, any questions or requests for information related to distance education authorization, or authorization to establish a physical presence or location in New York State may be submitted to:

Internships and clinical placements in the licensed professions may require specific approval from the Office of Professions. For current information about approval of internships in the licensed professions you must contact the Office of Professions,, 518 474-3817, ext. 360, to determine your clinical placement authorization requirements.