NIMAA makes every effort to follow each individual state’s regulations regarding the offering of distance education programs and ensure it is in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and accreditation standards. Education on the state level is regulated by each of the 50 states plus U.S. Territories. It is possible that NIMAA has the authority to offer its program to students through license, exemption or non-regulation by one state that does not exist in another state. Prior to relocating to another state, students who are enrolled in NIMAA must inquire as to whether NIMAA is authorized (license, exemption or non-regulation) to offer the same program to students in their new state. Failure to assure whether NIMAA can operate its program in the state of a student’s new residency may result in student dismissal by NIMAA, as required by law. Transferability of earned credits from NIMAA may be affected should the student move to a state where the program is not recognized. If the student should discontinue the program and wishes to return at a later time, acceptance to the program will be dependent upon the current status of licensure and recognition of the state that the student resides in at the time of re-entry.
NIMAA accepts students for enrollment in distance education in the states below adhering to their requirements. A link to each state's complaint process is included for reference:
- New Jersey
- New York
- North Carolina
- West Virginia
State-Specific Education Disclosures
|Program Name and Credential Awarded||State(s) where enrolled students are physically located.||States where NIMAA has determined that program curriculum meets the state educational requirements for a license or credential||States where NIMAA has determined that program curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for a license or credential||States where NIMAA has not determined whether its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for a license or credential|
|Medical Assistant (Certificate)||AZ, CO, CT, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, MI, MS, NJ, MT, NY, NC, OR, PA, TX, WV||AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT*, HI, ID, IL, IN, KS, ME, MI, MS, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VT, VA, WV||N/A||AL, American Samoa, AR, DE, FL, GA, Guam, IA, KY, LA, MA, MN, MS, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, ND, N. Marianas Island, OK, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, Virgin Islands, WA, WV, WI, WY|
* Note: While NIMAA’s program meets the state requirements for a license or credential, CT requires additional training, beyond a certificate, for Medical Assistants to administer vaccines.