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Professional Licensure and Distance Learning Overview


Online and distance education is an important part of A-B Tech's program and course offerings, with many students participating in federal financial aid.  The recent changes to the Higher Education Act of 1965 include changes in regulation for State Authorization that may impact online, distance and print-based education providers. The related regulations include:

If an institution is offering postsecondary education through distance or correspondence education to students in a State in which it is not physically located or in which it is otherwise subject to State jurisdiction as determined by the State, the institution must meet any State requirements for it to be legally offering postsecondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary the State’s approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)

Electronic Campus

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A-B Tech is a member of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), which allows students to enroll in online distance education classes from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The SREB's Electronic Campus is a comprehensive source for information about higher education and e-learning opportunities in the South. The Electronic Campus provides a one-stop place for students seeking to find online educational opportunities and services that match their individual needs. The SREB Electronic Campus will end its operation on June 30, 2017.

Click here for more information and to visit the SREB's Electronic Campus website .

Professional Licensure

*If you considering a program at A-B Tech that leads to licensure or certification and you do not live in NC, please contact the respective licensing board in the state where you reside before beginning the program.  It is the student’s responsibility to contact the licensing board in the state in which they live or intend to practice.

Helpful Links & Resources for Online/Distance Education Students

Click here to view a list of the many Student Services that A-B Tech offers for online distance education students. For additional questions, please email or call (828) 398-7900.