Out-of-State Educational Activities

The University of Kentucky works to provide courses and programs to students across the state of Kentucky, the country and abroad. Online courses, field placements, student teaching, research and other similar educational activities may be offered as part of a distance learning or face-to-face program, and may be completed outside of Kentucky.

Whether a student is enrolled in a distance learning program while residing in another state or country or is enrolled in a face-to-face campus program that involves participation in an educational activity outside of Kentucky, certain regulations will apply.

Each state and territory has different requirements for distance learning and or educational activities that may lead to licensure or certification. 

Any student who is interested in distance learning or these types of out-of-state educational activities should read each section below and confirm that their program of interest can be offered, recognized, and or lead to licensure or certification in their state or territory.

State Authorization

State Authorization is a type of consumer protection regulated by states and territories. An institution must obtain state authorization when offering online courses, programs and educational activities outside of its home state. Visit the State Authorization by Program section to learn which programs are authorized in each state.

Licensure Disclosures

States vary in their requirements for licensure. Learn more about licensure and certification in each state to see if your program meets the requirements for your state.


Contact Distance Learning with questions or for more information.