Licensure Disclosures

Does This Program Meet Requirements for Licensure in My State?

Each state or territory has different professional licensure and certification requirements. The University of Kentucky works 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 should check their state’s or territory's information and contact the appropriate licensing agency to seek information and additional guidance prior to initiating a program application. Licensing board and contact information is provided for each state and program along with the licensure disclosure statements in the Interactive Map linked below.

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 select the state and program you are interested in using the Interactive Map. To find state board information and program contact information, click and hover your mouse over a state row and the information will appear. An accessible version of State Licensure information is available.  When you click the hyperlink, a new window will open and an excel table will automatically download.


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