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State Participation & Lab Information

The liberal nature of Online Classes is such that it enables students to have access to virtual classrooms irrespective of his/her physical location. However, certain states use the concept of Physical Presence (“PP”) to determine whether it has the right and the responsibility to exercise its regulatory quality assurance authority over distance education colleges originating outside that state.

Please note that we also require a Live Lab, a 5-day intensive program in Southern California designed to instruct and prepare students for skills particular to U.S. clinical settings. Current lab zip code(s):

90712 (google maps)

All students must agree to only participate in Externships that have been approved and authorized by ACA in the State of California, or other states as deemed appropriate by ACA at the time of scheduling. Below is a list comprised of ACA’s ability to provide classes to a student residing in that state (designated as “Online Courses”), and Clinical Externships conducted in that state (designated as “Clinical Externships”).


Online Courses Clinical Externships
AK No No
AL No No
AR No No
AZ Yes Yes
CA Yes Yes
CO No No
CT No No
DC No No
DE No No
FL No No
GA Pending Pending
HI No No
IA No No
ID No No
IL Pending Pending
IN No No
KS No No
KY No No
LA No No
MA No No
MD No No
ME No No
MI No No
MN No No
MO No No
MS No No
MT No No
NC No No
ND No No
NE No No
NH No No
NJ Yes Yes
NM No No
NV No No
NY Yes No
OH No No
OK No No
OR No No
PA No No
PR No No
RI Yes Yes
SC No No
SD No No
TN No No
TX No No
UT No No
VA No No
VT No No
WA Yes No
WI No No
WV No No
WY No No