State Authorization

The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education granted Viridis Graduate Institute a Regular Accredited Degree License Number AVD 01705 on August 26, 2021.

Degree Programs Approved

  • Master of Arts in Social Sciences with Emphasis in Ecological Psychology and Environmental Humanities
  • Doctor of Arts in Ecological Psychology and Environmental Humanities

Professional Development offerings are not and do not require licensing by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.  

Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

1740 West Adams Street, Suite 3008

Phoenix, AZ 85007

www.azppse.gov

https://ppse.az.gov/complaint

 

STATE AUTHORIZATION

Viridis Graduate Institute has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

Viridis Graduate Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit graduate educational institution that specializes in distance learning (zoom classrooms) offered to students across the United States. Viridis Graduate Institute works through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process and with states directly to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are secured.

SARA provides a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. Arizona is a member of SARA and Viridis Graduate Institute is an approved SARA institution. Participation in SARA is intended to expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs. For more information, please visit the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) website.

While Viridis Graduate Institute monitors the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check this site often for updates in addition to checking with your state’s office for postsecondary education. If you have questions about state authorization in your home state, please contact VGI Office of the Registrar for more information: vgi.registrar@viridis.edu.

ALABAMA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Alabama under the terms and provisions of SARA.

ALASKA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Alaska under the terms and provisions of SARA.

ARIZONA

The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education (www.azppse.gov) granted Viridis Graduate Institute a Regular Degree License AVD-01705 on August 26, 2021.

Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

1740 West Adams Street, Suite 3008

Phoenix, AZ 85007

www.azppse.gov

https://ppse.az.gov/complaint

ARKANSAS

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Arkansas under the terms and provisions of SARA.

CALIFORNIA

As an accredited nonprofit educational institution with no physical presence in California, Viridis Graduate Institute does not fall under the jurisdiction of the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Pursuant to California Education Code § 94801.5 Out-of-State Institution Registration: (b) This section does not apply to nonpublic higher education institutions that grant undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, or both, and that are formed as nonprofit corporations and are accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. Inquiries concerning regulations or school compliance may be directed to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

1747 North Market Blvd., Suite 225

Sacramento, CA 95834

https://oag.ca.gov/contact/consumer-complaint-against-business-or-company

COLORADO

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Colorado under the terms and provisions of SARA.

CONNECTICUT

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Connecticut under the terms and provisions of SARA.

DELAWARE

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Delaware under the terms and provisions of SARA.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in the District of Columbia under the terms and provisions of SARA.

FLORIDA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Florida under the terms and provisions of SARA.

GEORGIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Georgia under the terms and provisions of SARA.

HAWAII

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Hawaii under the terms and provisions of SARA.

IDAHO

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Idaho under the terms and provisions of SARA.

ILLINOIS

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Illinois under the terms and provisions of SARA.

INDIANA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Indiana under the terms and provisions of SARA.

IOWA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Iowa under the terms and provisions of SARA.

KANSAS

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Kansas under the terms and provisions of SARA.

KENTUCKY

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Kentucky under the terms and provisions of SARA.

LOUISIANA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Louisiana under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MAINE

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Maine under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MARYLAND

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Maryland under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MASSACHUSETTS

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Massachusetts under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MICHIGAN

As an approved SARA institution, Viridis Graduate Institute is in compliance with Michigan regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

MINNESOTA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Minnesota under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MISSISSIPPI

As an approved SARA institution, Viridis Graduate Institute is in compliance with Mississippi regulations to offer programs to residents of the state.

MISSOURI

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Missouri under the terms and provisions of SARA.

MONTANA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Montana under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEBRASKA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Nebraska under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEVADA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Nevada under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in New Hampshire under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEW JERSEY

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in New Jersey under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEW MEXICO

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in New Mexico under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NEW YORK

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in New York under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NORTH CAROLINA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in North Carolina under the terms and provisions of SARA.

NORTH DAKOTA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in North Dakota under the terms and provisions of SARA.

OHIO

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Ohio under the terms and provisions of SARA.

OKLAHOMA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Oklahoma under the terms and provisions of SARA.

OREGON

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Oregon under the terms and provisions of SARA.

PENNSYLVANIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Pennsylvania under the terms and provisions of SARA.

PUERTO RICO

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Puerto Rico under the terms and provisions of SARA.

RHODE ISLAND

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Rhode Island under the terms and provisions of SARA.

SOUTH CAROLINA

As an approved SARA institution, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in South Carolina under the terms and provisions of SARA.

SOUTH DAKOTA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in South Dakota under the terms and provisions of SARA.

TENNESSEE

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Tennessee under the terms and provisions of SARA.

TEXAS

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Texas under the terms and provisions of SARA.

UTAH

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Utah under the terms and provisions of SARA.

VERMONT

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Vermont under the terms and provisions of SARA.

VIRGIN ISLANDS

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in the U.S. Virgin Islands under the terms and provisions of SARA.

VIRGINIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Virginia under the terms and provisions of SARA.

WASHINGTON

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Washington under the terms and provisions of SARA.

WEST VIRGINIA

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in West Virginia under the terms and provisions of SARA.

WISCONSIN

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Wisconsin under the terms and provisions of SARA.

WYOMING

As an approved SARA institution in Arizona, Viridis Graduate Institute is operating in Wyoming under the terms and provisions of SARA.