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State Authorization Information

  • What Is State Authorization?

State Authorization is a legal issue dealing with a college’s adherence to state requirements for colleges to secure authorization to offer instruction in that state. Compliance with individual state requirements is now part of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, Amended 2010.
H EOA 600.9 (c).

If an institution is offering post-secondary 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 post-secondary distance or correspondence education in that State. An institution must be able to document to the Secretary [of Education] the State’s approval upon request. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1001 and 1002)

  • In What States Is Bladen Community College Authorized To Offer Online Courses?

As a participant in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), Bladen Community College is authorized to offer Distance Learning courses in 49 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Bladen Community College is not authorized to offer Distance Learning courses in California and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Contact Information For Other States
  • Is Bladen Community College Accredited?

Bladen Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Bladen Community College.

  1. Bladen Community College Institutional Status with SACSCOC

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges:
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033

  • If a student has a complaint, the student should attempt to resolve the complaint through the Bladen Community College grievance procedure.
Bladen Community College Grievance Procedure & Form

Bladen Community College Vice President for Student Services, Mr. Barry Priest

Barry Priest
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5579

  • If a complaint cannot be resolved through the Bladen Community College’s grievance procedures, students may file a complaint with:

North Carolina’s State Authorization Portal: SARA NC (State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement North Carolina)

Mailing Address:
c/o SARA North Carolina
P.O. Box 41349
Raleigh, NC 27629
Phone: (855) SARA1NC, toll free

  1. Complaint Process
  2. Complaint Form

The North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints unit. Please review the Student Complaint Policy (PDF), print and complete the Student Complaint Form (PDF) and submit the complaint to:

North Carolina Post-Secondary Education Complaints
c/o Student Complaints 
University of North Carolina System Office
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688

Regional Accreditor (SACSCOC) Complaint Process
If a student has evidence that an institution is in significant non-compliance with SACSCOC standards, policies, or procedures, the individual should inform SACSCOC using the  SACSCOC Complaint Procedure.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges:
1866 Southern Lane
Decatur, GA 30033
SACSCOC Website  

  • What steps has Bladen Community College taken to guarantee the continuity of instruction in the event of a catastrophic event?
Bladen Community College Catastrophic Events Planning
  • What about licensure programs offered by Bladen Community College?

Eligibility for licensure and/or certification may involve more than successful degree completion. All Bladen Community College academic programs prepare students to sit for applicable licensure and/or certification in North Carolina. In order to comply with U.S. Department of Education regulations regarding distance education and professional licensure, Bladen Community College is required to make the following disclosure with respect to professional licensure and/or certification outside the state of North Carolina. 

 Bladen Community College cannot confirm whether a particular program meets requirements for professional licensure and/or certification outside of the State of North Carolina. Please contact Applicable Licensure Boards in any state you may want to pursue licensure and/or certification prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure and/or certification requirements.

If you do not live in North Carolina and are considering a program at Bladen Community College that leads to licensure or certification, please use the information and contact list below to discuss licensure options.

Our programs may:

  1. meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification,
  2. not meet state educational requirements for licensure or certification, or
  3. no determination has been made.

Curriculum Programs:

Nursing Programs:
Dr. Michelle Norris
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5532

Licensure Information:

Students interested in licensure in other states will need to contact that state’s regulatory agency. NCSBN Licensure Requirements by State
(for pre-licensure nursing and APRN candidates seeking professional licensure)
Licensure Contact Information for Each State

Agribusiness Technology:
Lynn Marshburn
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5588

Licensure Information:

Business and Information Technology:
Lee Anne Bryan
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5653

Professional Certification Information:


Basic Law Enforcement Training and Detention Officer Certification:
Danny Priest
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5536

Licensure Information:

Audrey Lewis
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5650

Licensure Information:

Early Childhood Education:
Dr. Priscilla McAnulty
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5554

Licensure Information:

Emergency Medical Science (Curriculum & ConEd):
James Green
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5543

Licensure Information:

Gene Mattiaccio
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5662


Physical Therapy Assistant (w/ Fayetteville Technical Community College):
Crystal Dowd
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5620

Licensure Information:

Continuing Education & Workforce Development Programs:

Con-Ed. Allied Health Programs:
Betty Bryan
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5594

EKG Technician and Phlebotomy certification is through MedCa a national credentialing company.

EKG Technician Professional Certification Disclosure
Phlebotomy Professional Certification Disclosure

MedCa Certifications
376 S. Bayview Avenue
Freeport, NY 11520

Nurse Aid I/ NA I Refresher:
State certification through Credentia (NA Credentialing Services). After passing the test the student’s name will be placed on the NC NA Registry.

Nurse Aide I Professional Licensure Disclosure

3 Bala Plaza West, Suite 400a
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Nurse Aid II
After completing course requirements the RN instructor will send the student’s name to the NC Board of Nursing verifying completion. Then the student will be allowed to be listed on the NC Nurse Aide II registry.

Nurse Aide II Professional Licensure Disclosure

4516 Lake Boone Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
Raleigh, NC

Medical Terminology I and II

Medical Coding I Professional Licensure Disclosure
Medical Coding II Professional Licensure Disclosure

AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders)
2233 S Presidents Drive Suite F
Salt Lake City, UT 84120

Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Professional Certification Disclosure

PTCB (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board)
2215 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037-2985

Workforce Development Programs:
Todd Lyden
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: 910-879-5554

For Welding and ELC programs (ConEd/Workforce Development) national certifications are governed by NCCER.

National Center for Construction Education and Resource
13614 Progress Boulevard
Alachua, FL 32615
State Reciprocity Information


CNC Machining Professional Certification Disclosure

Haas Certification Program
2800 Sturgis Rd.
Oxnard, CA 93030

IT Support Tech Program

IT Support Tech Professional Certification Disclosure

CompTIA Certifications

A determination has not been made as to whether these program meets state educational requirements for licensure or certification outside of North Carolina.

Completing a program of study that requires licensure does not guarantee a state or territory within the United States will recognize said licensure. You may read more about program-specific licensure requirements by click here. We also encourage you to contact the admissions department or an academic advisor to discuss this matter further.

  • For Additional Assistance.
  1. For more information about distance learning programs/procedures at Bladen Community College, contact Mr. Ray Sheppard ( or 910-879-5542).
  2. For Assistance with a Moodle course – Dr. Maurice Mitchell ( 910-879-5606
  3. For Assistance with myBCC Connect Portal including email, Self Service, Aviso, and Touchnet –Mr. Phillip Pope ( 910-879-5521
  4. For Assistance with Upswing – Mrs. Felisa Williams ( 910-879-5560
  • Other Important Links and Information.
  1. Distance Learning Administration
  2. Admissions and Registration Page
  3. College Bookstore
  4. Financial Aid
  5. State Liaisons
  6. Online Courses and Online Programs
  7. Title IX Grievances and Complaints
  8. G rievances and Complaints about courses and programs
  9. Student Complaint Resolution State Form (UNC System Office Form)
  10. Student Resource Center (Library)
  11. Student Services
  12. Tuition
  13. Consumer Information
  14. College Catalogs