The College of the Florida Keys (CFK) has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Institutions that are a member of NC-SARA are authorized to provide online education to students from all SARA states. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. 

CFK offers numerous programs designed to prepare students to sit for licensure in Florida. Licensure in other states may vary. For more information on licensure in your state, please contact your program of interest to see how this will affect you. CFK has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in other states. CFK is investigating out of state licensure issues.

Complaint Process for Out of State Distance Learning Students

The College of the Florida Keys has policies and procedures in place to address and resolve student grievances in a fair and timely manner. Like all CFK students, distance learners are advised to address grievances following the procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. However, when an issue cannot be resolved internally, distance students residing outside of Florida may utilize the following procedure to file a complaint with the Florida College System, 325 West Gaines Street, St. 1244 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400, (850) 245-9449,

Distance Education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, 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 page.

Complaints can be submitted by email to

Complaint Requirements for FL-SARA

  1. Complaint must be filed within two years of the incident about which the complaint is made.
  2. Complete the institutional complaint process prior to submission with the Council.
  3. Complaint must be a formal assertion in writing that the terms of SARA, or of laws, standards or regulations incorporated by SARA, are being violated by a person, institution, state, agency or other organization or entity operating under the terms of SARA.
  4. You are a student of an FL-SARA approved institution.
  5. If you are not a student, but have a concern about any of the above, you may submit a complaint.

FL-SARA Complaint Procedure