State Authorization Network (SAN)

As a service to member colleges, DigiTex offers membership in the State Authorization Network (SAN) of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET). SAN provides information, training, webinars, meetings, and other resources and activities to help colleges comply with the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) and other federal regulations and policies related to distance education. DigiTex pays SAN an annual membership fee of $8,000 and extends the resources from the organization to its member colleges at no cost. This consortial agreement saves Texas public community colleges $220,000 annually on SAN membership fees.

Membership in SAN does not include participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement that governs Texas institutions. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is the state portal agency for SARA. Any accredited, postsecondary institution with its principal campus or central administrative unit domiciled in Texas is eligible to apply. Click here for more information on the THECB’s application and fee process for SARA participation.

Special Meeting for SAN Members

Our friends at the State Authorization Network (SAN) generously offered to lead a special meeting for all DigiTex members on January 12, 2022 at 10:00 AM CST. Our members had a chance to meet and interact with some of the experts at SAN, as well as to learn more about professional licensure regulations and to network with other state authorization professionals around Texas. To read more about this meeting, access our flyer to the right. Or watch the recording below!

Resources Available through SAN

The State Authorization Network exists to help its members navigate the challenging waters of state authorization compliance more efficiently and effectively. To that end, the SAN portal features numerous resources to help you stay informed with timely updates. Among the many useful resources, you will find the following:

Onboarding Training

Newcomer onboarding training to acquaint you with the many resources available through SAN

Coordinator Calls

Monthly coordinator calls featuring expert discussions of various state authorization topics & updates on recent legislative changes

Articles & White Papers

Articles, blog posts, & white papers on varied topics including military students & professional licensure requirements, among many others


eNewsletters containing updates about recent legislative changes to state authorization requirements, links to trainings, & more

Podcasts & Webinars

Recordings of podcasts & webinars addressing individual subjects related to compliance

Discussion Boards

Access to the MIX/SAN Discussion boards for networking with other compliance professionals and asking your own questions

Reduced Rates

Reduced registration rates for many training and workshop opportunities

Many of these resources are available to SAN members only. DigiTex members can contact Heather Walker for logon information to the portal.

For a brief, visual explanation of the benefits of SAN and its resources, please access our infographic, and feel free to share it widely with other interested colleagues at your institution.

State Authorization FAQs

For additional questions about our consortial membership in SAN and how it can benefit you and your institution, please see our list of Frequently Asked Questions. 

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