Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Before any course or degree can be offered to Arkansas residents it must first be certified by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board (AHECB), regardless of the institution’s physical presence in Arkansas.

The AHECB meets quarterly to certify programs. You must first submit a Letter of Notification/Intent (Form 1) and then submit the program proposals on the forms found on the ADHE website. The proposal review process may take 3-9 months from the time of proposal submission depending on the number of programs. Nursing, education, counseling, and other licensure degrees go to the appropriate state agency for additional review.

The Institutional Certification Advisory Committees Rules and Regulations with forms

NOTE: If your institution is a part of the SREB Electronic Campus, please see the following letter from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education:

Dr. Noble,

The following message can be sent to the institutions that are part of the Electronic Campus.

Because many of your state programs have been reviewed and approved by the State of Georgia for inclusion in the SREB Electronic Campus, there is not a need for Georgia institutions that are part of the SREB Electronic Campus to obtain program certification for their degree programs under the Arkansas Rules and Regulations.

Please note that they must submit an application for certification if you plan to enroll Arkansans in programs not included in the Electronic Campus. I have included the link to the Arkansas Rules and Regulations.


Please send the list of programs that are part of the SREB Electronic Campus.

Also, send the list of programs that are not part of the SREB Electronic Campus that you will be submitting for certification.

Please feel free to call with any questions.


Zanette Douglas Institutional Certification Coordinator Arkansas Department of Higher Education 114 E. Capitol Little Rock, AR 72201 Phone: 501.371.2012 Fax: 501.371.2002 E-Mail: Zanette.douglas@adhe.edu

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