Licensure Disclosures by State

Professional Licensure and Certification Requirements

Last Change Made on August 2, 2019

Each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements. The University of Kentucky is working to confirm if programs meet the educational prerequisites for professional licensure or certification outside the state of Kentucky. Other licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc. Students who are considering an academic program that may allow them to pursue professional licensure in their state or territory are strongly encouraged to check their state’s or territory's information below and contact the appropriate licensing agency to seek information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of their state. Licensing board and contact information is provided under each state.

Potential changes in requirements: Licensure information is reviewed and updated on this site in May of each year. Students who plan to pursue licensure outside of Kentucky should be aware that state licensure requirements are subject to changes. While a program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements could impact the program's ability to meet any new educational requirements. Students should always check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements.

Important note for relocating during the course of a program: Prospective and current students should keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether that student can continue in the course, meet the eligibility requirements of that state, and/or receive financial aid funding. If students are considering relocating, they should contact their graduate program to check for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

Please click on the state you are interested in to view that state's information:

 

 


Alabama

Licensing Agency

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is approved to operate in Alabama under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Board Licensure

Alabama Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a certified nurse practitioner in Alabama. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Alabama. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Alabama.

Alabama State Board of Education

Alabama does not pre-approve courses or programs from out-of-state institutions for the purposes of obtaining a teaching license or certification.

  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Education certification in Alabama. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Alabama. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification information.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to any licensure, advancement, or certification in Alabama.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a Professional Leadership certificate in Alabama. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Alabama. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification information.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Certificate in Library Media in Alabama. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Alabama. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification information. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a Professional Leadership certificate in Alabama. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Alabama. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification information.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to any licensure, advancement, or certification in Alabama.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to any licensure, advancement, or certification in Alabama.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Visual Impairment (P-12) certification in Alabama. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Alabama. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.

Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Master Social Worker license in Alabama. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Alabama Board Examiners in Counseling
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for an Associate Licensed Counselor in Alabama. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply. 

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the requirements for an Associate Licensed Counselor in Alabama. The state board must review an applicant’s coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Alabama. 

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Alabama Board of Physical Therapy 
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alabama. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alabama. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
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Alaska

Licensing Agency

Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education

The University of Kentucky is approved to operate in Alaska under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Board Licensure

Alaska Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced nurse practitioner in Alaska. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Alaska. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Alaska.

Alaska State Board of Education and Early Development
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood endorsement in Alaska.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to any licensure, advancement, or certification in Alaska.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to certification in Alaska. However, completers could qualify for a non-renewable Provisional Type B Administrative Certificate. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Additional Alaska studies coursework and other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to certification in Alaska. However. completers could qualify for a Provisional Type C Special Services certificate for School Librarian, Library Science, or Media Specialist. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to certification in Alaska. However, completers could qualify for a Provisional Type B Administrative Certificate with a Superintendent Endorsement. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Additional Alaska studies coursework and other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to any licensure, advancement, or certification in Alaska.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to any licensure, advancement, or certification in Alaska.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a visually handicapped endorsement in Alaska.

Alaska Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Master Social Worker license in Alaska. Additional requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Alaska Board of Professional Counselors 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track requires a student to take additional internship hours in order to meet educational requirements for professional counseling licensure in Alaska. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the requirements for professional counseling licensure in Alaska. The state board must review an applicant’s coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • Graduates who become certified by the CRCC are qualified as certified rehabilitation counselors recognized by the Alaska Worker's Compensation Board. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Alaska.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alaska. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Alaska Medical Licensing Board (Physician Assistant Studies)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alaska. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
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Arizona

Licensing Agency

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Arizona under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in an APRN role in Arizona. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Arizona. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership programs do not lead to any type of licensure in Arizona.

Arizona Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to a Standard Professional Early Childhood Education certificate in Arizona. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Arizona. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Arizona.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a Standard Professional Principal (PreK-12) certificate in Arizona. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Arizona. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian Program does not lead to a Library-Media Specialist (PreK-12) endorsement in Arizona. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue the endorsement through reciprocity recognized by Arizona. However, Library Science master degree graduates may qualify for an endorsement if they have at least one year of teaching. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Arizona. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue the certfication through reciprocity recognized by Arizona. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Arizona. 

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Arizona.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Visually Impaired Certificate (Birth-Grade 12) in Arizona. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Arizona. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for a licensed master social worker license in Arizona. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for an Associate Licensed Counselor in Arizona. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for an Associate Licensed Counselor in Arizona. The Board will review an applicant’s coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Arizona.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arizona. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants 
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arizona. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
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Arkansas

 

Licensing Agency

Arkansas Department of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Arkansas under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

Arkansas State Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in Arkansas. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.
  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Arkansas. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.
  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Arkansas.
Arkansas Department of Education

Arkansas does not pre-approve courses or programs from out-of-state institutions for the purposes of obtaining a teaching license or certification.

  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Arkansas.
  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Arkansas.
  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a Building Administrator license in Arkansas. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue licensure through reciprocity, but the Arkansas State Board of Education reviews each application and makes a determination on a case-by-case basis. An application for licensure through reciprocity does not guarantee Arkansas licensure. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license information.
  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a District-Level Administrator license. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue licensure through reciprocity, but the Arkansas State Board of Education reviews each applicant and makes a determination on a case-by-case basis. An application for licensure through reciprocity does not guarantee Arkansas licensure. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license information.
  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Library Media Specialist license in Arkansas. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue licensure through reciprocity recognized by Arkansas, but the Arkansas State Board of Education reviews each applicant and makes a determination on a case-by-case basis. An application for licensure through reciprocity does not guarantee Arkansas licensure. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license information or certification in Arkansas.
  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Arkansas. 
  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Arkansas.
  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Special Education Visual Specialist certification in Arkansas. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Arkansas, but the Arkansas State Board of Education reviews each application and makes a determination on a case-by-case basis. An application for licensure through reciprocity does not guarantee Arkansas licensure. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license information.
Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Master Social Worker license in Arkansas. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arkansas. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor Arkansas. The state board will review coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas. 

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Arkansas State Medical Board (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
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California

Licensing Agency

California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

The California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education does not regulate out-of-state public institutions. Therefore, Bureau approval for the University of Kentucky to offer distance education programs to students located in California is not required. 

 

Professional Board Licensure

California Board of Registered Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in an APRN role in California. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.
  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in California. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.
  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in California.
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in California.
  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in California.
  • The Principalship Certification program does not lead to licensure in California. However, completers may qualify through Route 1 for a California Administrative Services credential, but must already have a valid and current Kentucky license. For Route 2, applicants must have a valid and current California teaching credential. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific credential requirements.
  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a California Teacher Librarian credential. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue reciprocity recognized by California. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific credential requirements.
  • The Superintendent Certification program does not lead to licensure in California. However, completers could qualify, with 5 or more years of teaching experience outside California, to pursue a California Administrative Services Credential. Visit the state board's page to view full administrative services credential requirements in California. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific credential requirements.
  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in California.
  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in California.
  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in California.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in California. Out-of-state applicants must complete an 18-hour course on California law and professional ethics. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
California Board of Behavioral Sciences / California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track and Mental Health track do not meet the educational requirements for licensure in California.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in California.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

California Physical Therapy Board of California
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in California. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
California Physician Assistant Board of the Medical Board of California
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in California. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
California Department of Public Health (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Sciences program does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in California. California does not recognize any certification or other state license. Please visit the state board’s website for all licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Colorado

Licensing Agency

Colorado Department of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Colorado under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Colorado Revised Statute 8-40-302 requires students to be covered by workers' compensation insurance while completing an on-ground internship, clinical, or practicum experience. 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Colorado Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced nurse practitioner in Colorado. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Colorado. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Colorado.

Colorado Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Education endorsement in Colorado. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Colorado. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a Principal Leadership endorsement in Colorado. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Colorado. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Colorado. However, completers could qualify for a Teacher Librarian Endorsement Grades K-12. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certification program does not lead to licensure in Colorado. However, completers could qualify for an administrator endoresment in Colorado. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Colorado.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Colorado.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Colorado. However, completers may qualify for a Special Education Specialist (Visually Impaired Ages Birth-21) endorsement in Colorado. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification information or contact Distance Learning.

Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker license in Colorado. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation requires rehabilitation counselors to meet the qualifications required by CRC, but does not require them to be licensed in Colorado.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a licensed professional counselor in Colorado. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply. 

  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling mental health track meets the educational requirements for a licensed professional counselor in Colorado. The state board will review coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Colorado.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Colorado State Physical Therapy Board
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Colorado. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Colorado Medical Board (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Colorado. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Connecticut

Licensing Agency

Connecticut Office of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Connecticut under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Connecticut Board of Examiners for Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced nurse practitioner in Connecticut. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Connecticut. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Connecticut.

Connecticut State Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead licensure, advancement, or certification in Connecticut. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Connecticut. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Connecticut. However, program completers could qualify for an Intermediate Administration or Supervision endorsement. An additional 36 clock hour special education study is required. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a School Library Media Specialist certification in Connecticut. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Connecticut. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate does not lead to licensure in Connecticut. However, program completers could qualify for a Superintendent of Schools endorsement IF the applicant has completed 30 semester hours of graduate credit beyond the master's degree. An additional 36 clock hour special education study is required. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Connecticut. 

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Connecticut. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Blind, PK-12 license in Connecticut. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Connecticut. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

Connecticut Department of Public Health (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Master Social Worker license in Connecticut. Please be aware that licensure in Connecticut also requires post-master's social work experience. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Connecticut Department of Public Health Professional Counselor Licensure
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a licensed professional counselor in Connecticut.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling mental health track meets the educational requirements for a licensed professional counselor in Connecticut. The state board will review coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Connecticut.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Connecticut Office of Practitioner Licensing and Certification (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Connecticut. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Connecticut Division of Medical Quality (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Connecticut. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Delaware

Licensing Agency

Delaware Department of Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Delaware under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Delaware Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Delaware. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Delaware. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Delaware.

Delaware Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not directly to an Early Childhood Teacher Initial License in Delaware. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity, where the Delaware Department of Education will determine if the program and individual experience align with Delaware standards. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Delaware.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a School Principal certification in Delaware.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a School Library Media Specialist certification. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity, where the Delaware Department of Education will determine if the program and individual experience align with Delaware standards. Please visit the state board’s website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to Superintendent certification in Delaware.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Delaware.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Delaware.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments Standard Certificate in Delaware. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity, where the Delaware Department of Education will determine if the program and individual experience align with Delaware standards. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Clinical Social Worker in Delaware. Please be aware that licensure in Delaware also requires post-master's clinical social work experience. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Delaware Board of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Professionals 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • Rehabilitation Counselors are not mandated to be licensed in Delaware.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Delaware.

  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Delaware. The board will review coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Delaware.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Delaware Division of Professional Regulation (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Delaware. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Delaware Board of Medical Practice (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Delaware. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

District of Columbia

Licensing Agency

District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in the District of Columbia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Board Licensure

District of Columbia Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in the District of Columbia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in the District of Columbia. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in the District of Columbia.

District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood specialization in the District of Columbia. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by the District of Columbia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in the District of Columbia.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a Standard Administrative Services credential in the District of Columbia. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by the District of Columbia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific credential requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a School Librarian certification in the District of Columbia. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by the District of Columbia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a Standard Administrative Services credential in the District of Columbia. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by the District of Columbia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific credential requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in the District of Columbia.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in the District of Columbia.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a certification in Special Education: Categorical Visual Impairments (P-12) in the District of Columbia. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by the District of Columbia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

District of Columbia Department of Health (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Graduate Social Worker license in the District of Columbia. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
District of Columbia Department of Health
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks meet the educational requirements for the rehabilitation counseling certification if graduates become certified by the CRCC. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply. 

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in the District of Columbia. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor. The state board will review coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in the District of Columbia.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in the District of Columbia. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
District of Columbia Department of Health (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the District of Columbia. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Florida

Licensing Agency

Florida Commission for Independent Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Florida under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Florida Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a certified nurse practitioner in Florida. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Florida. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership programs are post-licensure and do not lead to any type of licensure in Florida.

Florida Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to certification in Florida. Program graduates may be able to obtain KY certification and apply for a Florida Temporary certificate for Preschool Education through reciprocity recognized by Florida. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Florida.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an administrator certificate in Florida. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Florida. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to an administrator certificate in Florida. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Florida. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to an Educational Media Specialist PK-12 certification in Florida. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Florida. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Florida.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Florida.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Florida. However, completers may qualify for certification in the area of visually impaired (Grades K-12). Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. For the clinical social work license in Florida, the applicant’s graduate program must include the following coursework: a) A supervised field placement which was part of the applicant’s advanced concentration in direct practice, during which the applicant provided clinical services directly to clients, b) Completion of 24 semester hours or 32 quarter hours in theory of human behavior and practice methods as courses in clinically oriented services, including a minimum of one course in psychopathology, and no more than one course in research. Students must complete these requirements in their graduate work in order to be eligible for a license. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, post-graduate clinical social work experience, etc. may apply. Students are highly encouraged to visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements.
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling 
  • Florida statute exempts from mandatory licensing many counselors who work in various settings solely in an employee capacity. Rehabilitation counselors in these settings may seek voluntary certification in rehabilitation counseling.

  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). However, the University of Kentucky MRC in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks and graduate certificate do not meet the educational requirements for mental health counseling licensure in Florida. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning

Florida Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Florida. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Florida Board of Medicine (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Florida. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Florida Department of Health (For Medical Laboratory Science)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Science program meets the educational requirements for a technologist in Florida. Additional requirements such as background checks, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Georgia

Licensing Agency

Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Georgia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Georgia Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in Georgia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Georgia. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Georgia.

Georgia Professional Standards Commission
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Georgia. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Georgia. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an Educational Leadership -Tier II field. However, completers may qualify for an out-of-state Educational Leadership certification at the master's degree level IF out-of-state work experience is 3 years or more. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  A currently licensed Georgia educator cannot use this program for change in tier or certification. Please visit the state board's website for specific field requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Georgia. However, current Georgia educators, not already certified in Media Specialist, could complete the School Media Librarian program through the University of Kentucky and pass the GACE Media Specialist assessment to qualify to add Media Specialist to their Georgia certificate. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure or endorsement requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate Program does not lead to a superintendent license or administrative certificate in Georgia.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure in Georgia. However, completers could qualify to pursue a similar teacher leadership endorsement in Georgia if student is already a Georgia educator. The program does not lead to any change in tier or certification in Georgia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure in Georgia. However, completers could qualify pursue a similar teacher leadership endorsement in Georgia if the applicant is already a Georgia educator. The program does not lead to any change in tier or certification in Georgia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Special Education Visual Impairment Endorsement in Georgia. Applicants cannot use UK programs to add Visual impairment as an additional field to a Georgia professional or induction certificate.

Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Master Social Worker license in Georgia. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. The board will review coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Georgia.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Georgia Department of Human Resources Office of Regulatory Services Diagnostic Services Unit (MLS)
Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Georgia. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Georgia Composite State Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Georgia. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). Georgia requires CLS/CLT national certification education and experience for facility licensure only (does not cover POLs and state/federal government labs). The Medical Laboratory Science program meets the educational requirements to pursue this national certification. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Hawaii

Licensing Agency

Hawaii Postsecondary Education Authorization Program

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Hawaii under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (Nursing)
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Hawaii. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Hawaii. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Hawaii.

Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure in Hawaii. However, completers could qualify as an out-of-state applicant for an Early Childhood Education teaching field. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure or endorsement requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Hawaii.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an administrative certification in Hawaii. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Hawaii. However, completers could qualify as out-of-state applicants for the School Librarian teaching field. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific teaching field requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to an administrative certification in Hawaii.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure in Hawaii. However, completers may qualify for a Teacher Leader teaching field in Hawaii. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific teaching field requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure in Hawaii. However, completers may qualify for a Teacher Leader teaching field in Hawaii. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific teaching field requirements.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairment does not lead to licensure in Hawaii. However, completers may qualify for a Standard Instructional Certificate in Visual Impairment (K-12). Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker license in Hawaii. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience,etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs PVL Mental Health Counselor Program 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program meets the educational requirements for a Registered Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a mental health counselor.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a mental health counselor. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Hawaii.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Hawaii. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Hawaii Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Hawaii. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Hawaii Department of Health State Laboratory Division (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Science program meets the educational requirements for certification as a medical technologist in Hawaii. Additional requirements such as background checks, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Idaho

Licensing Agency

Idaho State Board of Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Idaho under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Idaho Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Idaho. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Idaho. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Idaho.

Idaho State Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Idaho.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Idaho.

  • The Principal Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Idaho. However, graduates may qualify for a 3-year Idaho credential based on the completion of the program. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific credential requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Idaho. However, graduates may qualify as out-of-state applicants for at least an Idaho three-year interim Teacher Librarian K-12 credential. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific credential requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Idaho. However, graduates can pursue a 3-year Idaho credential based on the completion of the program. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific credential requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Idaho.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Idaho.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Idaho. However, completers may qualify for a Standard Instructional Certificate in Visual Impairment (K-12). Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Masters Social Worker license in Idaho. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Idaho Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Idaho.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Idaho. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Idaho Board of Medicine (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Idaho. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Illinois

Licensing Agency

Illinois Board of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Illinois under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

Professional Board Licensure

Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Nursing)
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice nurse in Illinois. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Illinois. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Illinois.

Illinois State Board of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Endorsement in Illinois. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Illinois. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Illinois.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Illinois. However, completers may qualify for a Professional Educator License Administrator Endorsement for Principal (PreK-12). Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Additional coursework addressing methods of teaching exceptional children, reading methods, content area reading, and methods of teaching English language learners may be required. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Library Information Specialist teaching endorsement. This endorsement is not a stand-alone certificate. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Illinois. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Illinois. However, graduates may qualify for a Professional Educator License Administrator Endorsement for Superintendents (PreK-Grade 12). Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Additional coursework addressing methods of teaching exceptional children, reading methods, content area reading, and methods of teaching English language learners may be required. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Illinois.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Illinois.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Illinois.

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the Masters of Social Work program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Illinois. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Illinois Professional Counselor Licensing and Disciplinary Board
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program graduates that pass the CRC examination and are certificated as CRC meet the educational requirements for a Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, background checks, etc. may apply.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Illinois.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for the Professional Counselor licensure. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Illinois. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Illinois. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Indiana

Licensing Agency

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Indiana under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

Professional Board Licensure

Indiana State Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice nurse in Indiana. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Indiana. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Indiana.

Indiana Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Generalist license in Indiana. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Indiana. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Indiana. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Indiana. However, completers could qualify for a Building Level Administrator license in Indiana. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Library/Media Specialist license Indiana. Applicants may be able to obtain a KY certification and pursue reciprocity recognized by Indiana. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certification program does not lead to licensure in Indiana. However, completers could qualify for an administrative license for superintendent, if the applicant has completed an Ed.S. degree or higher. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Indiana.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Indiana. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Indiana. However, completers could qualify for a License in Exceptional Needs: Blind and Low Vision. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker license in Indiana. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counselor program and tracks do not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

  • The graduate certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program does not lead to licensure or certification in Indiana.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Indiana Physical Therapy Committee
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Indiana. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Indiana Health Professions Service Bureau Medical Licensing Board (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Indiana. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

 

Iowa

Licensing Agency

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Iowa under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Iowa Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a certified nurse practitioner in Iowa. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Iowa. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Iowa.

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners
  • The following programs do not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Iowa:
    • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification)
    • Principalship Certificate Program
    • School Media Librarian Program
    • Superintendent Certificate Program
    • Teacher Leadership Endorsement
    • Teacher Leadership in Special Education
    • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments
Iowa Department of Public Health (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters of Social Work program meets the educational requirements for a master social worker. Additional requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Iowa Board of Behavioral Science
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. Graduates shall provide to the state board an equivalency evaluation of their educational credentials by the Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc. (CCE).

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Iowa.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Iowa Department of Public Health (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Iowa. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Iowa Board of Physician Assistants 
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Iowa. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Kansas

Licensing Agency

Kansas Board of Regents

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Kansas under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Board Licensure

Kansas State Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in Kansas. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Kansas. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Kansas.

Kansas State Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Unified endorsement in Kansas. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Kansas. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Kansas.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a School Leadership license in Kansas. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Kansas. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to an Initial School Library Media Specialist license in Kansas. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Kansas. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a School Leadership license in Kansas. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Kansas. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Kansas.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Kansas.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual impairments does not lead to an Endorsement in Special Education: Visually Impaired in Kansas. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Kansas. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Master Social Worker license in Kansas. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Kansas. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Kansas.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Kansas.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Kansas State Boards of Healing Arts (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Kansas. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Kansas Board of Healing Arts (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Kansas. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Kentucky

Licensing Agency

Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Professional Board Licensure

Kentucky Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced nurse practitioner in Kentucky. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Kentucky. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Kentucky.

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program meets the educational requirements to pursue a Graduate Rank III certification in Kentucky. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities program meets the educational requirements for Kentucky alternative certification. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements

  • The Principal Certification program meets the educational requirements for principal certification in Kentucky. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements

  • The School Media Librarian program meets the educational requirements for school media librarian certification in Kentucky. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certification program meets the educational requirements for superintendent certification in Kentucky. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program meets the educational requirements for a teacher leader endorsement in Kentucky. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education graduates who are teachers will be recommended to the EPSB for a Rank 2. Completion of this program does not result in initial certification. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments meets the educational requirements for certification as Teacher of the Visual Impaired in Kentucky. Certification type and rank level will depend on the student's initial status and education level. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

Kentucky Board of Social Work
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the certified social worker license in Kentucky. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • Rehabilitation counseling is exempt from licensure in the state of Kentucky under K.R.S. 335.505. The MRC in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program meets the educational requirements to pursue a professional counselor associate license in Kentucky. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The graduate certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program does not lead to licensure or certification in Kentucky.

Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Kentucky. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Kentucky. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Louisiana

Licensing Agency

Board of Regents State of Louisiana

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Louisiana under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Board Licensure

Louisiana State Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the BSN-DNP program qualifies graduates to be eligible for APRN licensure in Louisiana. The Louisiana State Board of Nursing does not pre-approve nursing programs and will only review the program transcript upon licensure application and make a determination on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the state board for more information on APRN licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Louisiana. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Louisiana.

Louisiana Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Louisiana.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Louisiana. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an Out-of-State Principal Level 1 (OSP1) certificate in Louisiana. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Louisiana. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certificate information.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Louisiana. Completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for a School Librarian endorsement. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to an Out-of-State Superintendent certificate in Louisiana. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Louisiana. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification information.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Louisiana.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Louisiana.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Louisiana.

Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Master's Social Worker license in Louisiana. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC in Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Provisional Licensed Professional Counselor in Louisiana. The state board will have to review coursework on a case-by-case basis upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Louisiana.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board 
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Louisiana. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Louisiana. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Science program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a clinical laboratory scientist-generalist in Louisiana. Additional requirements such as background checks, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

 

Maine   

Licensing Agency

Maine Department of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Maine under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Board Licensure

Maine Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced nurse practitioner in Maine. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Maine. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Maine.

Maine Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Teacher Conditional Certificate (Birth to Age 5) in Maine. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Maine. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Maine. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a Building Administrator certificate in Maine.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Maine. However, completers may qualify for a conditional Library/Media Specialist certificate. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a conditional certificate as a superintendent in Maine. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Maine.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Maine.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Maine. However, completers may qualify for a conditional certificate of Teacher of Blind of Visually Impaired Endorsement K-12. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific requirements.

Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Master's Social Worker license in Maine. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Maine Board of Counseling Professional Licensure 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Maine. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (clinical license) in Maine.

  • The graduate certificate in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling does not lead to licensure or certification.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Maine. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
State of Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Maine. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Maryland

Licensing Agency

Maryland Higher Education Commission

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Maryland under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Licensure Board

Maryland Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Maryland. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Maryland. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Maryland.

Maryland State Department of Education
  • The following programs do not lead to licensure or certification in Maryland. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
    • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education
    • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification)
    • Principalship Certificate Program
    • School Media Librarian Program
    • Superintendent Certificate Program
    • Teacher Leadership Endorsement
    • Teacher Leadership in Special Education
  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments program does not lead to licensure or certification in Maryland. However, completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for a Visual Impairment endorsement. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 
Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Masters Social Worker license in Maryland. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Maryland Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors and Therapists
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor in Maryland. Students may individually complete and submit a Pre-Application Couse/Experience Evaluation located on the state board website.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Maryland.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners 
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Maryland. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Maryland Board of Physicians (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Maryland. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Massachusetts

Licensing Agency

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Massachusetts under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Licensure Board

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a certified nurse practitioner in Massachusetts. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Massachusetts. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Executive Office of Education
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure in Massachusetts. However, completers may qualify for an Early Childhood temporary or initial license in Massachusetts. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a School Principal/Assistant School Principal Administrator license in Massachusetts.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Massachusetts. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Massachusetts. However, completers may qualify for the Initial Library license (all grades). Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a Superintendent/Assistant Superintendent Administrator license in Massachusetts.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement does not lead to certification in Massachusetts. 

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Massachusetts. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Massachusetts. However, completers may qualify for a Licensure for Teacher of the Visually Impaired (All Grades). Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Certified Social Worker license in Massachusetts. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor in Massachusetts. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Mental Health Counselor in Massachusetts. The board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Massachusetts.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professionals (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Massachusetts. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Massachusetts Board of PA Registration (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Massachusetts. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Michigan

Licensing Agency

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Michigan under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

Michigan Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).n

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced nurse practitioner in Michigan. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Michigan. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Michigan.

Michigan Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Michigan.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Michigan.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a School Administrator certificate. Applicants may be able to earn a KY certificate and apply through reciprocity recognized by Michigan. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certificate requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Michigan. However, graduates may qualify for a School Librarian endorsement. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Michigan.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Michigan.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Michigan.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Michigan. However, completers may qualify to earn an endorsement as teachers of students with visual impairment. Applicants must have a general education teaching certificate in order to get a special education endorsement. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Master's Social Worker. Students with an MSW can receive a limited license for a Master's Social Worker. An additional 4,000 supervised practice is required for a fully licensed Master's Social Worker. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Michigan Board of Counseling
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Michigan. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Michigan.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Michigan Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Michigan. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Michigan Physician Assistant Task Force
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Michigan. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Minnesota

Licensing Agency

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Minnesota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

Minnesota Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Minnesota. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Minnesota. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Minnesota.

Minnesota Department of Education

Important Note: The Minnesota Department of Education does not pre-approve out-of-state educator preparation programs and does not currently have licensure reciprocity with other states. Students in Minnesota wishing to enroll in an educator preparation program should contact the Minnesota Department of Education to discuss necessary steps for applying as an out-of-state applicant.

  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to a Tier 3 license in Minnesota. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply as an out-of-state applicant for a Tier 3 license. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Minnesota.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to principal licensure in Minnesota. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue a two-year nonrenewable provisional license as an out-of-state applicant. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Minnesota.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a superintendent licensure in Minnesota.

  • The Teacher Leader Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Minnesota.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Minnesota.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a licensure for Teachers of Special Education: Blind or Visually Impaired in Minnesota. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue licensure as an out-of-state applicant. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

Minnesota Board of Social Work
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Graduate Social Worker license in Minnesota. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program meets the educational requirements for a qualified rehabilitation consultant.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Minnesota. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Minnesota.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy 
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Minnesota. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Minnesota Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Minnesota. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Mississippi

Licensing Agency

Mississippi Institutions of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Mississippi under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

Mississippi Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Mississippi. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Mississippi. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Mississippi.

Mississippi Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to a Child Development Educator (PreK-K) license in Mississippi. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Mississippi. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Mississippi.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Mississippi. However, completers may qualify for an entry level administrator license. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific license requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Mississippi. However, completers may qualify for the Library/Media supplemental endorsement if applicant chooses to add the endorsement by completion of an approved program. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background check, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Mississippi. However, completers may qualify for an Entry Level Administrator license. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Mississippi.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Mississippi.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Mississippi. However, completers may qualify for a Visual Impaired supplemental endorsement. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

Mississippi State Board of Examiners (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Master's Social Worker license in Mississippi. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi. Mississippi requires 60 credit hours for an LPC. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for an Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Mississippi.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in Mississippi. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Mississippi State Board of Medicine (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in in Mississippi. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Missouri

Licensing Agency

Missouri Department of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Missouri under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Missouri Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Missouri. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Missouri. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Missouri.

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead directly to an Early Childhood Education Certificate of License. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Missouri. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Missouri.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an administrator certification in Missouri. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Missouri. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Library/Media Specialist K-12 license. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Missouri. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to administrator certification in Missouri. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Missouri. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Missouri.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Missouri.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Blind and Partially Sighted subject area in Missouri. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Missouri. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific subject area requirements.

Missouri Division of Professional Regulation (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Master Social Worker in Missouri. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Missouri Committee for Professional Counselors 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Missouri.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional PTs and PTAs (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and therefore, meets the educational requirements for licensure in Missouri. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Missouri Board of Registration in the Healing Arts (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Missouri. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

 

Montana

Licensing Agency

Montana University System

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Montana under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

Montana Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue initial licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Montana. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Montana. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Montana.

Montana Office of Public Instruction
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure in Montana. However, completers may qualify as an out-of-state applicant for an early childhood endorsement in Montana. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for endorsement requirements, or contact Distance Learning.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Montana.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not meet the requirements for Principal certification in Montana.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not meet the requirements for the Library K-12 endorsement in Montana. However, completers may qualify as an out-of-state applicant for the Library K-12 endorsement in Montana. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for endorsement requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate Program does not lead to licensure in Montana. However, completers may qualify for a Class 3 Administrative License if they complete the additional Montana coursework requirements. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Applicants who have not completed the Montana coursework will receive a Class 5 provisional license which allows an applicant to be employed in Montana as a superintendent while completing the outstanding requirements. Applicants must complete 12 credit hours beyond the master's degree in education leadership. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure information.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Montana.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Montana.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Montana. However, completers may qualify for an endorsement in Special Education: Vision Impairment (K-12). Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

Montana Board of Behavioral Health (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker license. Montana requires at least 24 months of supervised post master's degree work experience in psychotherapy, which includes 3,000 hours of social work experience, of which at least 1,500 hours in direct client contact within 5 years prior to application. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Montana Board of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Montana.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Montana. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Montana.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Montana Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for Montana. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Montana Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Montana. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Montana Board of Clinical Laboratory (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Science program meets the educational requirements for a clinical laboratory scientist in Montana. Additional requirements such as background checks, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Nebraska

Licensing Agency

Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Nebraska under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (Nursing)
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Nebraska. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Nebraska. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Nebraska.

Nebraska Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure in Nebraska. However, completers may qualify as an out-of-state applicant for an Early Childhood Education endorsement. Teachers must hold or earn the Elementary Education endorsement concurrently with the Early Childhood Education endorsement. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement information.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Nebraska. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Nebraska. However, completers may qualify for a Principal Certification endorsement if the applicant is already licensed as a teacher in Nebraska. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a School Librarian Endorsement PK-12 unless the student already holds a Nebraska teaching certificate. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement information. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for superintendent certification in Nebraska.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Nebraska.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Nebraska.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to either the Special Education Teacher in Area of Blind and Vision Disabilities or the Visual Impairment endorsement in Nebraska.

Nebraska Department of Mental Health and Social Work Practice (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program can meet the educational requirements for the Certified Social Worker license in Nebraska. Please note that Nebraska requires that the education program must include:  Course work primarily related to clinical social work in content and an internship in a clinical setting and field placement. Students must complete this requirements in order to be eligible for licensure in Nebraska. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Nebraska Board of Mental Health and Social Work Practice
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner credential.  

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner credential in Nebraska. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Nebraska.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for Nebraska. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Nebraska. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Nevada

Licensing Agency

Nevada System of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky authorized to operate in Nevada under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

Professional Board Licensure

Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Nevada. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Nevada. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Nevada.

Nevada Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood (Birth-2nd Grade) license in Nevada.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certificate) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Nevada.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure or endorsement in Nevada. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Nevada. However, completers may qualify through Route 3 for a School Library Media Specialist K-12 endorsement. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Nevada. However, completers may qualify for an endorsement as a professional administrator in Nevada. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Nevada.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Nevada.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to an Exceptional Pupils Endorsement for Visual Impairments in Nevada. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Nevada. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker license in Nevada. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Clinical Professional Counselor in Nevada.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Clinical Professional Counselor in Nevada. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Nevada.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements 

Nevada Physical Therapy Board
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for Nevada. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Nevada Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Nevada. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Science program meets the educational requirements for clinical laboratory technologist licensure in Nevada. Applicants must have at least 1 year of additional full-time experience or training. Additional requirements such as background checks, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

 

New Hampshire

Licensing Agency

New Hampshire Department of Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in New Hampshire under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

New Hampshire Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in New Hampshire. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in New Hampshire. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Education Teacher certification. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by New Hampshire. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Hampshire. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in New Hampshire. However, completers may qualify for an administrative certification in New Hampshire. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific certification requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead directly to a Library Media Specialist license. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by New Hampshire. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in New Hampshire. However, completers may qualify for superintendent certification if taken at the educational specialist or doctoral level. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Hampshire.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Hampshire.

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in New Hampshire. However, completers may qualify as an out-of-state applicants for a Blind and Vision Disabilities credential. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for certificate requirements or contact Distance Learning.

New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker license in New Hampshire. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New Hampshire. The state board will review the applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in New Hampshire.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Physical Therapy Governing Board of New Hampshire 
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for New Hampshire. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
New Hampshire Board of Medicine (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Hampshire. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

New Jersey

Licensing Agency

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in New Jersey under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

New Jersey Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in New Jersey. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in New Jersey. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in New Jersey.

New Jersey Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Jersey.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Jersey. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a school administrator certificate. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by New Jersey. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in New Jersey. However, completers may qualify for a School Library Media Specialist certification. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not meet the requirements for a school administrator certificate. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by New Jersey. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead directly to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Jersey.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead directly to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Jersey. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in New Jersey. However, completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for a Blind or Visually Impaired Certificate of Eligibility. Please note that this is not a stand alone certificate. Applicants must hold or be eligible for a CE, CEAS, or standard NJ instructional certificate. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Distance Learning.

New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker license in New Jersey. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Rehabilitation Counselor in New Jersey. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey. New Jersey requires 60 credit hours in an educational program. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in New Jersey.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for New Jersey. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Jersey. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

New Mexico

Licensing Agency

New Mexico Higher Education Department

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in New Mexico under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

New Mexico Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in New Mexico. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in New Mexico. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in New Mexico.

New Mexico Public Education Department
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Child Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Licensure endorsement in New Mexico. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by New Mexico. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Mexico. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an education administration license in New Mexico. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by New Mexico. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Library Media Endorsement in New Mexico. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by New Mexico. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to an educational administration license. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by New Mexico. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Mexico.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New Mexico. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Blind and Visually Impaired License (B-12). Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by New Mexico. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements.

New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements as a CSWSE accredited MSW program for the Master Social Worker license in New Mexico. Licensure requires an extra course specific to New Mexico cultures. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Mexico.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New Mexico. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in New Mexico.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

New Mexico Physical Therapy Board 
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for New Mexico. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
New Mexico Medical Board (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Mexico. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

New York

Licensing Agency

New York State Higher Education Department

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in New York under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

New York Office of the Professions (Nursing)
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue the national certification required for licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in New York. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements to pursue the national certification required for state licensure in New York. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in New York.

New York State Education Department

New York does not pre-approve courses or programs from out-of-state institutions for the purposes of obtaining a teaching license or certification.

  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure in New York. However, completers may qualify for an Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 2) certification. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New York.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in New York. However, completers may qualify for a School Building Leader certification. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in New York. However, completers may qualify for a Library Media Specialist. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific specialist requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in New York. However, completers may qualify for the School District Leader certification. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New York.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in New York.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in New York. However, completers may qualify for a Blind and Visually Impaired (PreK-12) certificate. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

New York Office of the Professions (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. Licensed Master Social Worker applicants are required to have CSWSE-accredited Masters of Social Work to begin seeking licensure. Additionally, New York requires 900 hours of field education as well as coursework in the following areas: diversity, social justice, and at-risk populations, foundation and advanced social work practice, human behavior in the social environment, social welfare policy and service delivery, social work practice evaluation and research, social work values and ethics. The University of Kentucky Masters of Social Work program can meet the licensure requirements if students complete the required coursework and field education requirements. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
New York State Board for Mental Health Practitioners Office of the Professions 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in New York.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

New York Physical Therapy, Podiatry and Ophthalmic Dispensing
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for New York. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
New York Office of the Professions (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New York. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
New York Board of Regents (Medical Laboratory Science)

North Carolina

Licensing Agency

University of North Carolina Board of Governors

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in North Carolina under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Board Licensure

North Carolina Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in North Carolina. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in North Carolina. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in North Carolina.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in North Carolina. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in North Carolina. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a School Administrator Principal license in North Carolina. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by North Carolina. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Media Coordinator license in North Carolina. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by North Carolina. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a School Administrator Superintendent license in North Carolina. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by North Carolina. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in North Carolina. 

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in North Carolina. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in the Exceptional Children: Visually Impaired Teacher Area in North Carolina. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by North Carolina. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Certified Master Social Worker license in North Carolina. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in North Carolina. The board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in North Carolina.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

North Carolina Board of Physical Examiners 
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for North Carolina. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in North Carolina. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

North Dakota

Licensing Agency

North Dakota University System

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in North Dakota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

North Dakota Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in North Dakota. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in North Dakota. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in North Dakota.

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not meet the requirements for the Early Childhood Education endorsement in North Dakota. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in North Dakota.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an Elementary or Secondary principal credential in North Dakota. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by North Dakota. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific credential requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in North Dakota. However, completers may qualify for a library media specialist credential (LM02). Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific credential requirements.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in North Dakota. However, completers may qualify for a professional credential IF the applicant has already met the requirements for a Level 1 elementary or secondary principal credential. Applicants could also earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by North Dakota. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific credential requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in North Dakota.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in North Dakota.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to the Visually Impaired Special Education Endorsement in North Dakota.

North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Certified Social Worker license in North Dakota. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Dakota. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in North Dakota.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for North Dakota. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
North Dakota Board of Medicine (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in North Dakota. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
North Dakota Board of Clinical Laboratory Practice (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Science program meets the educational requirements for MT/CLS licensure in North Dakota. Additional requirements such as background checks, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Ohio

Licensing Agency

Ohio Board of Regents

The University of Kentucky is approved to operate in Ohio under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Board Licensure

Ohio Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a certified nurse practitioner in Ohio. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Ohio. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Ohio.

Ohio Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an early childhood supplemental teaching license. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Ohio. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Ohio. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a professional principal license in Ohio. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Ohio. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Library/Media license in Ohio. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Ohio. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a superintendent license in Ohio. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Ohio. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Ohio.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Ohio.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to certification in Ohio. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Ohio. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

Ohio Board of Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker license in Ohio. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Ohio Board of Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio.

  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Ohio.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy & Athletic Trainers Board
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Ohio. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
State Medical Board of Ohio (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Ohio. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Oklahoma

Licensing Agency

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Oklahoma under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

Oklahoma Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a certified nurse practitioner in Oklahoma. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Oklahoma. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma State Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not meet the requirements for an Early Childhood Education certificate in Oklahoma.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Oklahoma.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to traditional principal certification in Oklahoma. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Oklahoma. Other requirements such as background checks, examination, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a library-media specialist certification in Oklahoma. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Oklahoma. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to certification in Oklahoma. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Oklahoma. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Oklahoma.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Oklahoma. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Special Education (B-12) Blind/Visual Impairment license in Oklahoma. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Oklahoma. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements.

Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Masters Social Worker license in Oklahoma. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health Licensure
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The CRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirement for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the CRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oklahoma. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Oklahoma.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Oklahoma Medical Board (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for Oklahoma. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Oklahoma. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Oregon

Licensing Agency

Oregon Office of Degree Authorization

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Oregon under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

Oregon State Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in Oregon. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Oregon. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Oregon.

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Oregon.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Oregon.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an administrative license in Oregon. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Oregon. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Library Media Endorsement in Oregon. Teachers already licensed in Oregon can pursue a Library Media Endorsement. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to an administrative license in Oregon. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Oregon. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Oregon.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Oregon.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Visually Impaired Endorsement in Oregon. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue through reciprocity recognized by Oregon. The Visually Impaired Endorsement is not a stand-alone endorsement and must be officially added to an existing Oregon preliminary, professional, teacher leader, or legacy teaching license. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Masters Social Worker license in Oregon. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. Oregon requires 60 credit hours for licensure. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Oregon.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for Oregon. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Oregon Medical Board (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Oregon. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Pennsylvania

Licensing Agency

Pennsylvania Department of Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Pennsylvania under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the DNP program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Pennsylvania. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Pennsylvania. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Pennsylvania.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Pennsylvania.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an administrator license in Pennsylvania. However, completers may qualify for an administrator license in Pennsylvania. Applicant must apply as out-of-state applicant. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certificate requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Library Science K-12 license in Pennsylvania. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to an administrator license in Pennsylvania. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Pennsylvania. 

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Pennsylvania.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. However, completers may qualify for an Instructional Certificate in Special Education: Visually Impaired PK-12. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certificate requirements.

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker license in Pennsylvania. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Pennsylvania.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for Pennsylvania. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Pennsylvania Board of Medicine (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Pennsylvania. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Council on Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Puerto Rico under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Puerto Rico Board of Nursing Examiners
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the DNP program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in [state]. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Board of Education
  • The following program does not lead to licensure or certification in Puerto Rico:
    • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification)
  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the following programs meet educational requirements for licensure or endorsement in Puerto Rico. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure or endorsement requirements, or contact Distance Learning:
    • Teacher Leadership Endorsement
    • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Certification
    • Principalship Certificate Program
    • Superintendent Certificate Program
    • Teacher Leadership in Special Education
    • School Media Librarian Program
Puerto Rico Board of Professional Social Workers
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements to be licensed for the profession of Social Work in Puerto Rico. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Puerto Rico Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
  • The University of Kentucky Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks meet the educational requirements for licensure for Puerto Rico. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate does not meet the educational requirements for licensure for Puerto Rico or contact Distance Learning.
Puerto Rico Department of Health (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Puerto Rico Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. Please contact the state board at the information below for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Ponce De León Street 1590
GM Group Building 3rd Floor
Rio Piedras, PR  00920
P.O. Box 13969 (Mailing Address)
San Juan, PR  00908

Phone: (787) 999-8989
Fax: (787) 782-8733
Web: http://www.salud.gov.pr

Puerto Rico Department of Health (for MLS)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the MLS program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Puerto Rico. The University of Kentucky must apply for authorization before a student can enroll in the program while in Puerto Rico. Please contact the Medical Laboratory Science program if you are interested in taking the program while in Puerto Rico.
  • Please contact the board at the information below for specific licensure requirements.
    • Contact information:

Junta Examinadora de Tecnologos Medicos de Puerto Rico Box 10200 Santurce, PR 00908-0200

T 787.792.6400

F 787.792.6627

Rhode Island

Licensing Agency

Rhode Island Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Rhode Island under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Rhode Island Board of Nurse Registration and Nursing Education
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Rhode Island. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Rhode Island. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead licensure in Rhode Island. However, completers may qualify as an out-of-state applicant for an Early Childhood Education Teacher Full Certification. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Rhode Island.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to the Building Level Administrator certification in Rhode Island.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to the Library Media Teacher (All Grades) certification in Rhode Island.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead licensure in Rhode Island. However, completers may qualify for a Superintendent of Schools credential. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Rhode Island.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Rhode Island. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Rhode Island. However, completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for a Full Certification: All Grades Special Education- Visually Impaired. Applicants must hold an Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades Content or Secondary Content Area Certificate. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.

 Rhode Island Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker license in Rhode Island. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Rhode Island Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling meets the educational requirements for Qualified Rehabilitation Counselor in Rhode Island. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks do not meet the educational requirements for a Mental Health Counselor in Rhode Island. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

State of Rhode Island Department of Health (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for Rhode Island. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Rhode Island Board of Registration for Physician Assistants
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Rhode Island. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Rhode Island Department of Health Board of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Laboratory Science)

South Carolina

Licensing Agency

South Carolina Commission on Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in South Carolina under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

South Carolina Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in South Carolina. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in South Carolina. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs does not lead to any type of licensure in South Carolina.

South Carolina State Department of Education

Important Note: The Office of Educator Service must approve any online program before a South Carolina applicant can enroll. The Board reviews online programs on a case-by-case basis. 

  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Education certificate in South Carolina. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in South Carolina. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an Elementary or Secondary Principal certificate in South Carolina.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to Library Media Specialist (PK-Grade 12) license in South Carolina.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to a Superintendent certificate in South Carolina.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in South Carolina. 

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in South Carolina.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a teacher field in Special Education: Visual Impairments (PK-Grade 12) in South Carolina.

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Masters Social Worker license in South Carolina. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks do not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in South Carolina.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy 
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for South Carolina. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
South Carolina State Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in South Carolina. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

South Dakota

Licensing Agency

South Dakota Secretary of State

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in South Dakota under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).  

 

Professional Board Licensure

South Dakota Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in South Dakota. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in South Dakota. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs does not lead to any type of licensure in South Dakota.

South Dakota Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 3) endorsement in South Dakota. However, the program graduates may qualify to apply through reciprocity recognized by South Dakota. Applicants must have full state certification in South Dakota in order to add the endorsement through reciprocity recognized by South Dakota. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in South Dakota.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to certification in South Dakota. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and pursue a one-year provisional certification through reciprocity in order to complete the South Dakota Indian Studies requirement. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in South Dakota. However, completers may qualify for an elementary and secondary school library endorsement. Applicants must apply as out-of-state applicants. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to certification in South Dakota. Applicants may be able to obtain KY certification and pursue a one-year provisional certification through reciprocity in order to complete the South Dakota Indian Studies requirement. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in South Dakota.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in South Dakota.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in South Dakota. However, completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for an Elementary or Secondary Blind or Visually Impaired Endorsement. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement information.

South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Certified Social Worker license in South Dakota. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in South Dakota. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in South Dakota.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

South Dakota Board of Medical Osteopathic Examiners (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy programs is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure for South Dakota. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in South Dakota. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Tennessee

Licensing Agency

Tennessee Higher Education Commission

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Tennessee under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Tennessee Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Tennessee. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Tennessee. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs does not lead to any type of licensure in Tennessee.

Tennessee Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure in Tennessee. However, completers may qualify as an out-of-state applicant for an Early Childhood Education PreK-3 endorsement for teachers already licensed in Tennessee. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Tennessee.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Tennessee. However, completers may qualify for an Instructional Leader License (ILL). Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Tennessee. However, completers may qualify for the Library Information Specialist (PreK-12) endorsement. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Tennessee. However, completers may qualify for an Instructional Leader License (ILL). Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Tennessee.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Tennessee.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Tennessee. However, completers may qualify for certification in Special Populations Special Education (preK-12): Special Education Vision. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific license requirements.

Tennessee Board of Social Workers
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Masters Social Worker license in Tennessee. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Tennessee Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists, and Licensed Pastoral Therapists 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Tennessee.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements for licensure in Tennessee. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Tennessee Physician Assistant Committee 
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Tennessee. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Tennessee State Licensure Board (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Science program meets the educational requirements for medical laboratory technologist licensure in Tennessee. Additional requirements such as background checks, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Texas

Licensing Agency

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Texas under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Texas Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Texas. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Texas. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs does not lead to any type of licensure in Texas.

Texas Education Agency
  • The following programs do not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Texas:
    • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Certification
    • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification)
    • Principalship Certificate Program
    • School Media Librarian Program
    • Superintendent Certificate Program
    • Teacher Leadership Endorsement
    • Teacher Leadership in Special Education
    • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments
Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Masters Social Worker license in Texas. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Texas.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Texas. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Texas Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Texas. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

 

Utah

Licensing Agency

Utah Division of Consumer Protection

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Utah under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (Nursing)
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program qualifies as an accredited graduate nursing program. Utah requires nurses to be nationally certified and to have completed an accredited graduate nursing program to obtain licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse. For more information on APRN certification and specialty tracks, visit the Additional Licensure Information page. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Utah. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs does not lead to any type of licensure in Utah.

Utah State Board of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood K-3 license in Utah.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Utah.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an Administrative/Supervisory K-12 license in Utah.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a Library Media K-12 endorsement in Utah. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Utah. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to an Administrative/Supervisory K-12 license in Utah.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Utah.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Utah.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Blind and Visual Impairments endorsement in Utah. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Utah. The endorsement must be attached to a Utah Special Education or Preschool Special Education license. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Certified Social Worker license in Utah. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing  
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduates who pass the CRC examination may be able to obtain the Licensed Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (LVRC) credential. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling tracks do not meet the educational requirements for a Clinical Mental Health Professional Counselor in Utah.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Utah.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Utah. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Utah Physician Assistant Licensing Board
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Utah. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Vermont

Licensing Agency

Vermont Agency of Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Vermont under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Vermont Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program qualifies as an accredited graduate nursing program. Vermont requires nurses to be nationally certified and to have completed an accredited graduate nursing program to obtain licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse. For more information on APRN certification and specialty tracks, visit the Additional Licensure Information page. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Vermont. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Vermont.

Vermont Agency of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Education teacher endorsement area in Vermont. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Vermont. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Vermont.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to an administrative endorsement in Vermont. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Vermont. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a School Librarian endorsement. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Vermont. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not not lead to an administrative endorsement in Vermont.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Vermont.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Vermont.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to a Teacher of the Blind and Visually Impaired endorsement in Vermont. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Vermont. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

Vermont Board of Social Workers
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Masters Social Work license in Vermont. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Vermont Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the educational requirements for a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Vermont.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for licensure in Vermont. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Vermont.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Vermont Physical Therapy Advisors
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Vermont. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Vermont Board of Medical Practice (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Vermont. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Virgin Islands

Licensing Agency

University of the Virgin Islands

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in the U.S. Virgin Islands under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Virgin Islands Board of Nurse Licensure
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the DNP program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the Virgin Islands. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in the Virgin Islands. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in the Virgin Islands.

Virgin Islands Department of Education
  • The following program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in the Virgin Islands:
    • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification)
  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the following programs meet educational requirements for licensure or endorsement in the Virgin Islands. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure or endorsement requirements, or contact Distance Learning:
    • Teacher Leadership Endorsement
    • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Certification
    • Principalship Certificate Program
    • Superintendent Certificate Program
    • Teacher Leadership in Special Education
    • School Media Librarian Program
Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Certified Social Worker license in the Virgin Islands. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Virgin Islands Board of Psychology
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the Virgin Islands.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in the Virgin Islands.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Virgin Islands Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in the Virgin Islands. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Virgin Islands Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the Virgin Islands. Please contact the state board at the information below for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Department of Health 
1303 Hospital Ground, Ste 10 
St. Thomas, VI 00802 
(340) 774-0117

Medical Laboratory Science

Virginia

Licensing Agency

Virginia State Council of Higher Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Virginia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA)

Professional Board Licensure

Virginia Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Virginia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Virginia. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Virginia.

Virginia Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Childhood Education endorsement in Virginia. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Virginia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Virginia.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to a Level 1 Administration and Supervision PreK-12 endorsement in Virginia.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not directly lead to the Library Media PreK-12 endorsement. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Virginia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Virginia, However, completers may earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Virginia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Virginia.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Virginia. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to an Endorsement in Special Education Blindness and Visual Impairments PreK-12 in Virginia. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Virginia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

Virginia Board of Social Work
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker license in Virginia. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Virginia Board of Counseling
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • For MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program graduates who earn CRC certification, the board may waive the pre-requisites to qualify for a Certified Rehabilitation Provider license.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. The board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Virginia.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Virginia. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Virginia Board of Medicine (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Virginia. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

Washington

Licensing Agency

Washington Student Achievement Council

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Washington under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

 

Professional Board Licensure

Washington Nursing Commission
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). 

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Washington. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether the post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Washington. Please contact the state board for licensure requirements. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Washington.

Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure in Washington. However, completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for an Early Childhood Education endorsement. Other requirements such as examination results, background check, etc. apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Washington. 

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Washington. However, completers may qualify for the Residency Principal Certificate, if the applicant is already a regular teacher, educational staff associate, or holds an Initial/Continuing CTE Certificate in Washington. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certificate requirements. 

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to licensure in Washington. However, completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for the Library Media endorsement. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Washington. However, completers may qualify for the superintendent certificate in Washington. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Washington.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Washington.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairment does not lead to licensure in Wisconsin. However, completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for the Teaching Area: Blind and Visual Impairment. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific teaching area requirements.

Washington State Department of Health (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Licensed Social Worker-Associate license in Washington. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Washington Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers Advisory Committee 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling program graduates who become certified by the CRC may qualify to be a certified rehabilitation counselor as recognized by Washington.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track does not meet the requirements for a licensed mental health counselor associate in Washington.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine if the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a licensed mental health counselor associate in Washington. The board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Washington.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Washington Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Washington. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Washington State Department of Health (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Washington. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Medical Laboratory Science

West Virginia

Licensing Agency

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in West Virginia under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

Professional Board Licensure

West Virginia RN Board
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in West Virginia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in West Virginia. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in West Virginia.

West Virginia Department of Education
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to an Early Education PreK-K certificate in West Virginia. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by West Virginia. Other requirements such as examination results, background checks, etc. apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in West Virginia.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in West Virginia. However, completers may qualify for a temporary administrative certificate. Other requirements such as examination results, background checks, etc. apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific certification requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to a School-Library specialization in West Virginia. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by West Virginia. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific specialization requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in West Virginia. However, completers may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by West Virginia. Other requirements such as examination results, background checks, etc. apply. Please visit the state board for specific certification requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in West Virginia.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in West Virginia. 

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in West Virginia. 

West Virginia Board of Social Work
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for the Graduate Social Worker license in West Virginia. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia.

  • MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduates may qualify for a certified rehabilitation counselor as recognized by the state after they become certified by CRCC. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine if the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in West Virginia. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in West Virginia.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore, meets the educational requirements for licensure in West Virginia. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
West Virginia Board of Medicine (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in West Virginia. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
West Virginia Office of Laboratory Science (Medical Laboratory Science)
  • The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS). The Medical Laboratory Science program meets the educational requirements for CLP-MLS licensure in West Virginia. Additional requirements such as background checks, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

 

Wisconsin

Licensing Agency

Wisconsin Educational Approval Program

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Wisconsin under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).

 

Professional Board Licensure

Wisconsin Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is as an accredited graduate nursing program. Wisconsin requires nurses to be nationally certified and to have completed an accredited graduate nursing program to obtain a nurse prescriber's certificate. Additional requirements apply for this certificate. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791 in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program meets the educational requirements for state licensure in Wisconsin. For more information, please contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure in Wisconsin. However, completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for an Early Childhood- Regular Education License if applying for initial certification. If not pursuing initial certification, applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Wisconsin. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead licensure, advancement, or certification in Wisconsin.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Wisconsin. However, completers may qualify for an administrator license. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to an Instructional Library Media Specialist (PK-12) license in Wisconsin. Applicants may be able to earn KY certification and apply through reciprocity recognized by Wisconsin. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements. 

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Wisconsin. However, completers may qualify for an administrator license. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Wisconsin.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Wisconsin.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not lead to licensure in Wisconsin. The University of Kentucky has not determined whether program completers qualify for licensure or certification in Wisconsin as out-of-state applicants. Please visit the state board's website for licensure or certification requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program meets the educational requirements for an advanced practice social worker certificate in Wisconsin. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, post-graduate experience, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduates may qualify to work as certified rehabilitation counselors for the Department of Health Services. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a licensed professional counselor in Wisconsin. Other requirements such as post-graduate experience, examinations, etc. may apply.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wisconsin. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (Physical Therapy)
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Wisconsin Medical Examining Board (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
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Wyoming

Licensing Agency

Wyoming Department of Education

The University of Kentucky is authorized to operate in Wyoming under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). 

Professional Board Licensure

Wyoming State Board of Nursing
  • The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Kentucky College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

  • The BSN-DNP program is an accredited graduate nursing program and meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Wyoming. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply.  Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements, or contact Dr. Evelyn Parrish.

  • The post-graduate APRN certificate program at the University of Kentucky is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, N, Suite 750 Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791, in March 2021. The post-graduate APRN certificates educate graduates for certain national certifications. The post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Wyoming. For more information, please contact Dr.Evelyn Parrish.

  • The University of Kentucky RN-BSN and MSN Health Care Leadership are post-licensure programs and do not lead to any type of licensure in Wyoming.

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board
  • The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to licensure in Wyoming. However, completers may qualify as out-of-state applicants for an early childhood (birth-age 8) certification. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific certification requirements.

  • The Principalship Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Wyoming. However, completers may qualify for a School Administrator endorsement. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements. 

  • The Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Wyoming.

  • The School Media Librarian program does not lead to the Library Media (K-12) endorsement in Wyoming.

  • The Superintendent Certificate program does not lead to licensure in Wyoming. However, completers may qualify for a District Superintendent endorsement. Other requirements such as background checks, examinations, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board's website for specific endorsement requirements.

  • The Teacher Leadership Endorsement program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Wyoming.

  • The Teacher Leadership in Special Education program does not lead to licensure, advancement, or certification in Wyoming.

  • The Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments does not meet the requirements for an Exceptional Specialist- Visual Disability license in Wyoming.

Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board (Social Work)
  • The Masters of Social Work program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. The University of Kentucky Masters in Social Work program can meet the educational requirements for a provisional Clinical Social Worker license, which also requires 3000 hours of supervised clinical training/work experience in clinical social work as well as clinical-focused coursework. Students should plan to take the appropriate coursework if they wish to pursue a clinical social worker license in Wyoming. Other requirements such as background checks, fingerprinting, examination results, etc. may apply. Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board 
  • The Rehabilitation Counseling program is fully accredited by the Council for Accreditation for Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP)

  • The MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wyoming.

  • The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the MRC Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Mental Health track meets the educational requirements for a Licensed Professional Counselor in Wyoming. The state board will review an applicant’s coursework upon application.

  • The Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling graduate certificate is not intended to prepare for licensure and does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Wyoming.

  • Please visit the state board’s website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.

Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy 
  • The University of Kentucky Doctorate of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and therefore meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wyoming. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning. Students are required to meet in Kentucky locations for a portion of the coursework. 
Wyoming Board of Medical Examiners (Physician Assistant)
  • Coursework for the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program only takes place in Kentucky locations. The University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Studies program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wyoming. Please visit the state board's website for specific licensure requirements or contact Distance Learning.
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Other U.S. Territories

The University of Kentucky is currently not authorized to provide distance education courses or programs to students in American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Republic of Palau. Therefore, we have not determined if our programs may lead to licensure in these territories. If you are a student from any of these territories and are interested in applying to a distance education program, please contact UK Distance Learning so our office can research the requirements for state authorization and licensure. The University of Kentucky is authorized to provide distance education in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico under the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement.

International Enrollments

While the University of Kentucky works to carefully track issues related to international authorization and licensure, it is the student’s responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements surrounding whether the online degree selected will be recognized in the student’s country of residence and/or any country in which the student intends to work; how the collection of student data may be used in any such country; and whether the student will be subject to additional withholding taxes in addition to the price of tuition. Several countries will not formally recognize foreign online degrees, which may have implications for students who later seek to enroll in other educational programs, or for those who seek employment with such a country’s government or other employers requiring specific credentials. International students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license should first confirm with the appropriate professional licensing board in their country of residence or country in which they intend to work as to whether a University of Kentucky degree is recognized when seeking licensure or certification.

Students from the following countries should confirm with UK Distance Learning that their program of interest is able to be offered in their country:

  • Iran
  • China
  • Columbia
  • Brazil
  • Mauritius
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia

 

Canada

Students from the following provinces should contact the UK Distance Learning to confirm that your program of interest can be offered in your province:

  • British Columbia
  • Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Northwest Territory
  • Ontario
  • Saskatchewan

For all Canadian provinces, please check with the appropriate licensing agency in your province to confirm that your program of interest meets the educational requirements to pursue licensure in your province.