Licensure Disclosure by State

Professional Licensure and Certification Requirements

 

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:

Don't see your program information listed? UK Distance Learning may still be researching state licensure requirements for your program. For information on your program and state, please email distancelearning@uky.edu.


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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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 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.

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Initial ProgramThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alabama board to lead to licensure in Alabama. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants must have full Kentucky professional certification to obtain Alabama Professional Certification for a comparable teaching area. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alabama should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.     

    • Teacher Leader Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alabama board to lead to licensure in Alabama. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Alabama. Students who are interested in working in Alabama should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alabama board to lead to licensure in Alabama. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants must have full Kentucky professional certification to obtain Alabama Professional Certification for a comparable teaching area. Alternative certification is not accepted for licensure in Alabama. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alabama should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alabama board to lead to licensure in Alabama. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the licensure requirements in Alabama. Applicants must have full Kentucky professional certification to obtain Alabama Professional Certification for a comparable teaching area. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alabama should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • Educational Leadership SuperintendentThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alabama board to lead to licensure in Alabama. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the licensure requirements in Alabama. Applicants must have full Kentucky professional certification to obtain Alabama Professional Certification for a comparable administrative area. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alabama should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alabama board to lead to licensure in Alabama. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the licensure requirements in Alabama. Applicants must have full Kentucky professional certification to obtain Alabama Professional Certification for a comparable teaching area. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alabama should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Alabama. Students who are interested in working in Alabama should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alabama board to lead to licensure in Alabama. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Applicants with a KY certification may be able to obtain an Alabama Professional Educator Certification in a comparable area. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alabama should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alabama board to lead to licensure in Alabama. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with a KY certification may be able to obtain an Alabama Professional Educator Certification in a comparable area. Alternative certification is not accepted for Alabama certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alabama should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Alabama. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Alabama should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Alabama does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
Medical Laboratory Science

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alaska board to lead to licensure in Alaska. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to pursue an Alaska one-year Initial/Out-of-State teacher certificate with a comparable endorsement. Applicants complete an approved basic competency exam and must complete 3 semester hours of approved Alaska studies coursework and 3 semester hours of approved Alaska multicultural coursework. Applicants must be eligible for Kentucky certification in order to be eligible for an Alaska certificate with a comparable endorsement, including any Kentucky prescribed testing.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alaska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Teacher Leader Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alaska board to lead to licensure in Alaska. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Alaska. Students who are interested in working in Alaska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alaska board to lead to licensure in Alaska.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to pursue an Alaska one-year Initial/Out-of-State teacher certificate with a comparable endorsement. Applicants complete an approved basic competency exam and must complete 3 semester hours of approved Alaska studies coursework and 3 semester hours of approved Alaska multicultural coursework. Applicants must be eligible for Kentucky professional certification in order to be eligible for an Alaska certificate with a comparable endorsement, including any Kentucky prescribed testing. Alternative certification is not accepted for Alaska certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alaska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alaska board to lead to licensure in Alaska. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alaska. Applicants may be able to pursue a non-renewable Provisional Type B Administrative Certificate. Additional Alaska coursework may be required. Applicants must be eligible for Kentucky certification in order to be eligible for an Alaska certificate with a comparable endorsement, including any Kentucky prescribed testing.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alaska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alaska board to lead to licensure in Alaska. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alaska. Applicants may be able to pursue a non-renewable Provisional Type B Administrative Certificate. Additional Alaska coursework may be required. Applicants must be eligible for Kentucky certification in order to be eligible for an Alaska certificate with a comparable endorsement, including any Kentucky prescribed testing.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alaska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program . 

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alaska board to lead to licensure in Alaska. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alaska. Applicants may be able to pursue an Alaska provisional Type C Special Services certificate with a comparable endorsement. Applicants must complete an approved basic competency exam and must complete 3 semester hours of approved Alaska studies coursework and 3 semester hours of approved Alaska multicultural coursework. Applicants must be eligible for Kentucky certification in order to be eligible for an Alaska certificate with a comparable endorsement, including any Kentucky prescribed testing. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alaska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Alaska. Students who are interested in working in Alaska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alaska board to lead to licensure in Alaska.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the education preparation program or have KY professional certification may be able to pursue an Alaska one-year Initial/Out-of-State teacher certificate with a comparable endorsement. Applicants complete an approved basic competency exam and must complete 3 semester hours of approved Alaska studies coursework and 3 semester hours of approved Alaska multicultural coursework. Applicants must be eligible for Kentucky certification in order to be eligible for an Alaska certificate with a comparable endorsement, including any Kentucky prescribed testing. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alaska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Alaska board to lead to licensure in Alaska.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the education preparation program or have KY professional certification may be able to pursue an Alaska one-year Initial/Out-of-State teacher certificate with a comparable endorsement. Alternative certification is not accepted for Alaska certification. Applicants complete an approved basic competency exam and must complete 3 semester hours of approved Alaska studies coursework and 3 semester hours of approved Alaska multicultural coursework. Applicants must be eligible for Kentucky certification in order to be eligible for an Alaska certificate with a comparable endorsement, including any Kentucky prescribed testing. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Alaska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Alaska. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Alaska should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Alaska requires applicants to earn more than 12 credit hours to be eligible to obtain professional licensure/certification. The maximum number of credit hours awarded upon successful completion of University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is 12 credit hours. Therefore, the program does NOT meet the educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Alaska.
Medical Laboratory Science
 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Arizona requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education 

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Initial Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arizona board to lead to licensure in Arizona. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional  certification may be able to apply for an Arizona teaching certificate with a comparable approved subject area or endorsement. Applicants may be required to pass additional assessments and complete special Arizona requirements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arizona should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

    • Teacher Leader Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arizona board to lead to licensure in Arizona. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Arizona. Students who are interested in working in Arizona should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arizona board to lead to licensure in Arizona.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for an Arizona teaching certificate with a comparable approved subject area or endorsement. Applicants may be required to pass additional assessments and complete special Arizona requirements. Alternative certification is not accepted for Arizona certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arizona should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arizona board to lead to licensure in Arizona. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arizona. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for a comparable Arizona certificate as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants may be required to pass additional assessments and complete special Arizona requirements.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arizona should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership SuperintendentThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arizona board to lead to licensure in Arizona. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arizona. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for a comparable Arizona certificate as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants may be required to pass additional assessments and complete special Arizona requirements.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arizona should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • School Media Librarian ProgramThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arizona board to lead to licensure in Arizona. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arizona. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for a comparable Arizona certificate. Applicants may be required to pass additional assessments and complete special Arizona requirements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arizona should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Arizona. Students who are interested in working in Arizona should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments: 

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arizona board to lead to licensure in Arizona.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for an Arizona teaching certificate with a comparable approved subject area or endorsement. Applicants may be required to pass additional assessments and complete special Arizona requirements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arizona should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Alternative programThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arizona board to lead to licensure in Arizona. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for an Arizona teaching certificate with a comparable approved subject area or endorsement. Alternative certification is not accepted for Arizona certification. Applicants may be required to pass additional assessments and complete special Arizona requirements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arizona should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Arizona. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Arizona should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Arizona requires applicants to obtain a federal permit or license before they are eligible for state licensure – No formal education is required for most of these federal credentials.This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
Medical Laboratory Science

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. Arkansas requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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.

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arkansas board to lead to licensure in Arkansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with Kentucky professional certification and three years of teaching may be able to earn an Arkansas 5-year provisional license to teach in a comparable area. Those without the teaching experience must submit an official score report reflecting passing scores on assessments required by Kentucky. Reciprocity in Arkansas is not guaranteed.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arkansas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Teacher Leader Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arkansas board to lead to licensure in Arkansas. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Arkansas. Students who are interested in working in Arkansas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arkansas board to lead to licensure in Arkansas.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with Kentucky professional certification and three years of teaching may be able to earn an Arkansas 5-year provisional license to teach in a comparable area. Those without the teaching experience must submit an official score report reflecting passing scores on assessments required by Kentucky. Applicants for a Special Education (K-12) license must pass the Foundations of Reading Test. Reciprocity in Arkansas is not guaranteed. Alternative certification is not accepted for Arkansas certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arkansas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arkansas board to lead to licensure in Arkansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas. An applicant with Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable Arkansas license as an out-of-state applicant. Reciprocity in Arkansas is not guaranteed. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Arkansas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent:This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arkansas board to lead to licensure in Arkansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas. An applicant with Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable Arkansas license as an out-of-state applicant. Reciprocity in Arkansas is not guaranteed. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Arkansas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arkansas board to lead to licensure in Arkansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas. An applicant with Kentucky professional certification and three years of teaching may be able to earn a comparable Arkansas license. Those without the teaching experience must submit an official score report reflecting passing scores on assessments required by Kentucky. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Reciprocity in Arkansas is not guaranteed. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Arkansas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Arkansas. Students who are interested in working in Arkansas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arkansas board to lead to licensure in Arkansas.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with KY certification and three years of teaching may be able to earn a 1-year provisional license. Those without the experience must submit an official score report reflecting passing scores on assessments required by Kentucky. The board will review the application and align any KY endorsements with the most comparable Arkansas endorsement available. Applicants for a Special Education (K-12) license must pass the Foundations of Reading Test. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Licensure in another state or country does not mean licensure in Arkansas will automatically be granted.  

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Arkansas board to lead to licensure in Arkansas.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with KY certification and three years of teaching may be able to earn a 1-year provisional license. Those without the experience must submit an official score report reflecting passing scores on assessments required by Kentucky. Alternative certification is not accepted for Arkansas certification. The board will review the application and align any KY endorsements with the most comparable Arkansas endorsement available. Applicants for a Special Education (K-12) license must pass the Foundations of Reading Test. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Licensure in another state or country does not mean licensure in Arkansas will automatically be granted.  

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.
 
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Arkansas. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Arkansas should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Arkansas may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognition upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Arkansas and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Arkansas.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Arkansas should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 
Medical Laboratory Science

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the California board to lead to licensure in California. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants must have a valid Kentucky professional credential and apply for a comparable California credential through reciprocity. Several California requirements apply, such as the Commission-approved Induction Program and an English learner authorization issued by the Commission authorizing service. Subject matter competence for the Education Specialist Teaching Credential may be verified with possession of a professional level teaching credential issued by another state or U.S. territory with a departmentalized classroom teaching authorization that is comparable to a California authorization. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in California should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the California board to lead to licensure in California. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in California. Students who are interested in working in California should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the California board to lead to licensure in California.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants must have a valid Kentucky professional credential and apply for a comparable California credential through reciprocity. Several California requirements apply, such as the Commission-approved Induction Program and an English learner authorization issued by the Commission authorizing service. Subject matter competence for the Educational Specialist Teaching Credential may be verified with possession of a professional level teaching credential issued by another state or U.S. territory with a departmentalized classroom teaching authorization that is comparable to a California authorization. Alternative certification is not accepted for California certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in California should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the California board to lead to licensure in California. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the additional educational requirements for licensure in California. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional credential may be able to apply for a comparable California credential through reciprocity. Special California requirements may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in California should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the California board to lead to licensure in California. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the additional educational requirements for licensure in California. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional credential may be able to apply for a comparable California credential through reciprocity. Special California requirements may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in California should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the California board to lead to licensure in California. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the additional educational requirements for licensure in California. Applicants who have a valid Kentucky professional credential may be able to apply for a comparable California credential through reciprocityFor a Teacher Librarian credential, special California requirements may apply and applicants must be eligible to hold a valid prerequisite California teaching credential. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in California should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in California. Students who are interested in working in California should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate initial, Additional, and Alternative programs: The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program leads to licensure in California, as there is no equivalent license in California. Students who are interested in working in California should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including California. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in California should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • California does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs 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. However, Colorado requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Colorado board to lead to licensure in Colorado. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. For Colorado's initial certification with a comparable endorsement, an applicant with Kentucky professional certification but less than three years of teaching experience must submit their application for review by the Colorado Dept. of Education. Applicants without a credential but who have completed a teacher preparation program can apply with a recommendation from their institution. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Colorado should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Colorado board to lead to licensure in California. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Colorado. Students who are interested in working in Colorado should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Colorado board to lead to licensure in Colorado.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. For initial certification with a Generalist special education endorsement, an applicant with Kentucky certification but less than three years of teaching experience must submit their application for review by the CO Dept of Ed. Applicants without a credential but who have completed a preparation program may be able to apply with recommendation from their institution. Since Colorado offers only a "generalist" endorsement, applicants will need to take and pass two Colorado-approved content exams -- one in special education and one in elementary education -- to demonstrate competency. Both exams are required per state statute, though if applicants have three years of licensed experience as an elementary educator, that one exam requirement would be waived. Alternative certification is not accepted for Colorado certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Colorado should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Colorado board to lead to licensure in Colorado. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure. For Colorado initial certification with a comparable endorsement, an applicant with Kentucky professional certification but less than three years of licensed experience must submit their application for review by the Colorado Dept. of Education. Applicants without a credential but who have completed a teacher preparation program may be able to apply with a recommendation from their institution. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Colorado should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Colorado board to lead to licensure in Colorado. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure. For Colorado initial certification with a comparable endorsement, an applicant with Kentucky professional certification but less than three years of licensed experience must submit their application for review by the Colorado Dept. of Education. Applicants without a credential but who have completed a teacher preparation program may be able to apply with a recommendation from their institution. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Colorado should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Colorado board to lead to licensure in Colorado. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure.Applicants who have KY professional certification may be able to pursue a comparable licensure and endorsement in Colorado. Applicants without a credential but who have completed a teacher preparation program can apply with a recommendation from their institution. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Colorado should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Colorado. Students who are interested in working in Colorado should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial, Additional, and Alternative programs: The Visual Impairment program does not meet the requirements for a Visually Impaired Ages Birth-21 endorsement in Colorado. Students who are interested in working in Colorado should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Colorado. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Colorado should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Colorado does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs. However, Connecticut requires requires completion of 30 hours in pharmacology for advanced practice nursing; this is not included within the DNP programs. Therefore, the DNP programs do not meet the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced nurse practitioner in Connecticut. 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.  However, Connecticut requires requires completion of 30 hours in pharmacology for advanced practice nursing; this is not included within the APRN programs. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program do not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Connecticut board to lead to licensure in Connecticut.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn a Connecticut educator certification and a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants must have an institutional recommendation and must pass subject-specific tests. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. If deficiencies exist, the applicant may be issued an interim certificate to allow the applicant to complete additional requirements.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Connecticut should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Connecticut board to lead to licensure in Connecticut.  The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Connecticut. Students who are interested in working in Connecticut should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Connecticut board to lead to licensure in Connecticut.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with or eligible for valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Connecticut educator certification and a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants must have an institutional recommendation and must pass subject-specific tests. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. If deficiencies exist, the applicant may be issued an interim certificate to allow the applicant to complete additional requirements.  Alternative certification is not accepted for Connecticut certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Connecticut should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Connecticut board to lead to licensure in Connecticut. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Connecticut. Applicants may be able to earn a Connecticut educator certification and a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants must have an institutional recommendation and must pass subject-specific tests. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  If deficiencies exist, the applicant may be issued an interim certificate to allow the applicant to complete additional requirements.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Connecticut should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational LeadershipSuperintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Connecticut board to lead to licensure in Connecticut. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Connecticut. Applicants may be able to earn a Connecticut educator certification and a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants must have an institutional recommendation and must pass subject-specific tests. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  If deficiencies exist, the applicant may be issued an interim certificate to allow the applicant to complete additional requirements.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Connecticut should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Connecticut board to lead to licensure in Connecticut. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Connecticut. Applicants with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable Connecticut certification as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Connecticut should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Connecticut. Students who are interested in working in Connecticut should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Connecticut board to lead to licensure in Connecticut.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Connecticut educator certification and a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. If deficiencies exist, the applicant may be issued an interim certificate to allow the applicant to complete additional requirements. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Connecticut should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Connecticut board to lead to licensure in Connecticut.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Connecticut educator certification and a comparable endorsement. Alternative certification is not accepted for Connecticut certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. If deficiencies exist, the applicant may be issued an interim certificate to allow the applicant to complete additional requirements. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Connecticut should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Connecticut. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Connecticut should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Connecticut does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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.  Delaware requires completion of a graduate-level nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Delaware board to lead to licensure in Delaware.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. If the applicant has earned a Kentucky professional credential, they may pursue a Standard Certificate in a comparable area if they are eligible for a Delaware License and have taught under the Kentucky credential for at least one year. Those who have not taught for one year will be required to complete an approved performance assessment within two years of the date of hire at a Delaware public or charter school. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Delaware should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Delaware board to lead to licensure in Delaware. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Delaware. Students who are interested in working in Delaware should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Delaware board to lead to licensure in Delaware.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. If the applicant has earned a Kentucky professional credential, they may pursue a Standard Certificate in a comparable area if they are eligible for a Delaware License and have taught under the Kentucky credential for at least one year. Those who have not taught for one year will be required to complete an approved performance assessment within two years of the date of hire at a Delaware public or charter school. Please note that a special education category certificate may not be issued alone, and an educator shall hold at least one subject or area certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Delaware certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Delaware should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Delaware board to lead to licensure in Delaware. The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Delaware. If the applicant has earned a Kentucky professional credential, they may pursue a Standard Certificate in a comparable area if they are eligible for a Delaware License and have taught under the Kentucky credential for at least one year. Those who have not taught for one year will be required to complete an approved performance assessment within two years of the date of hire at a Delaware public or charter school. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, internship hours, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Delaware should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Delaware board to lead to licensure in Delaware. The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Delaware. If the applicant has earned a Kentucky professional credential, they may pursue a Standard Certificate in a comparable area if they are eligible for a Delaware License and have taught under the Kentucky credential for at least one year. Those who have not taught for one year will be required to complete an approved performance assessment within two years of the date of hire at a Delaware public or charter school. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, internship hours, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Delaware should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Delaware board to lead to licensure in Delaware. The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Delaware. Applicants with Kentucky professional certification and one year of successful teaching experience may be able to pursue a comparable Delaware license and certificate. Those without certificate and teaching experience will have their application compared against Delaware standards. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Delaware should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Delaware. Students who are interested in working in Delaware should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Delaware board to lead to licensure in Delaware.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. If the applicant has earned a Kentucky professional credential, they may pursue a Standard Certificate in a comparable area if they are eligible for a Delaware License and have taught under the Kentucky credential for at least one year. Those who have not taught for one year will be required to complete an approved performance assessment within two years of the date of hire at a Delaware public or charter school. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Delaware should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.       

    • Alternative programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Delaware board to lead to licensure in Delaware.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.If the applicant has earned a Kentucky professional credential, they may pursue a Standard Certificate in a comparable area if they are eligible for a Delaware License and have taught under the Kentucky credential for at least one year. Those who have not taught for one year will be required to complete an approved performance assessment within two years of the date of hire at a Delaware public or charter school. Alternative certification is not accepted for Delaware. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Delaware should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Delaware. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Delaware should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Delaware does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, D.C. requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in D.C. 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the District of Columbia board to lead to licensure in the District of Columbia. The University of Kentucky is not able to determine whether this program meets requirements for licensure in the District of Columbia, as there is no equivalent licensure in the District of Columbia. Students who are interested in working in the District of Columbia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the District of Columbia board to lead to licensure in the District of Columbia. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in the District of Columbia. Students who are interested in working in the District of Columbia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the District of Columbia board to lead to licensure in the District of Columbia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential within a comparable teaching area. District of Columbia or equivalent examinations may be required for eligibility. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential in a comparable areaApplicants must pass scores on DC examinations and subject-specific examinations. Alternative certification is not accepted for the District of Columbia certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.      

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the District of Columbia board to lead to licensure in the District of Columbia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the District of Columbia. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential within a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state applicant. District of Columbia or equivalent examinations may be required for eligibility. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential in a comparable area. Applicants must pass scores on DC examinations and subject-specific examinations. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.   

  • Educational Leadership SuperintendentThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the District of Columbia board to lead to licensure in the District of Columbia. The District of Columbia does not have an equivalent certificate to a Kentucky superintendent certificate.  Students who are interested in working in the District of Columbia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program. 

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the District of Columbia board to lead to licensure in the District of Columbia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the District of Columbia. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential with a comparable certificate in the District of Columbia. District of Columbia or equivalent examinations may be required for eligibility. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential in a comparable area. Applicants must pass scores on DC examinations and subject-specific examinations. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in the District of Columbia. Students who are interested in working in the District of Columbia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the District of Columbia board to lead to licensure in the District of Columbia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential within a comparable teaching area. District of Columbia or equivalent examinations may be required for eligibility. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential in a comparable area. Applicants must pass scores on DC examinations and subject-specific examinations. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the District of Columbia board to lead to licensure in the District of Columbia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential within a comparable teaching area. District of Columbia or equivalent examinations may be required for eligibility. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be able to qualify for a standard credential in a comparable area. Applicants must pass scores on DC examinations and subject-specific examinations. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. 

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, and the territory of D.C. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in D.C. should contact the appropriate board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • D.C. does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Florida board to lead to licensure in Florida. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification can earn a Temporary Florida Educator's Certification in a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state student. Additional examinations may be required before initial certification can be earned.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Florida should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Florida board to lead to licensure in Florida. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Florida. Students who are interested in working in Florida should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Florida board to lead to licensure in Florida. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification can earn a Temporary Florida Educator's Certification in a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state student. Additional examinations may be required before initial certification can be earned. Alternative certification is not accepted for Florida certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Florida should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Florida board to lead to licensure in Florida. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirement for licensure in Florida. An applicant with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification can earn a Temporary Florida Educator's Certification in a comparable area. Additional examinations may be required before initial certification can be earned.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Florida should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Florida board to lead to licensure in Florida. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirement for licensure in Florida. An applicant with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification can earn a Temporary Florida Educator's Certification in a comparable area. Additional examinations may be required before initial certification can be earned.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Florida should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Florida board to lead to licensure in Florida. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirement for licensure in Florida. An applicant with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification can earn a Temporary Florida Educator's Certification in a comparable teaching area. Additional examinations may be required before initial certification can be earned. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Florida should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Florida. Students who are interested in working in Florida should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments

    • Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Florida board to lead to licensure in Florida. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.An applicant with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Temporary Florida Educator's Certification in a comparable teaching area. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional examinations may be required before initial certification can be earned. Other additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Florida should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Florida board to lead to licensure in Florida. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Temporary Florida Educator's Certification in a comparable teaching area. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Alternative certification is not accepted for Florida certification. Additional examinations may be required before initial certification can be earned. Other additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Florida should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Florida. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Florida should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Florida does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Georgia board to lead to licensure in Georgia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Only applicants pursuing initial Georgia certification can use this program to pursue a Georgia license. The GaPSC will evaluate an applicant’s documents and outline any outstanding requirements the applicant may need to fulfill. An applicant must be employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) at the time that they apply for their first Georgia certificate in order to be eligible for full certification. However, if they meet all requirements except for employment, the applicant will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility, which may be converted to an educator certificate upon employment. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Georgia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Georgia board to lead to licensure in Georgia. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Georgia. Students who are interested in working in Georgia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Georgia board to lead to licensure in Georgia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Only applicants pursuing initial Georgia certification can use this program to pursue a Georgia license. The GaPSC will evaluate an applicant’s documents and outline any outstanding requirements the applicant may need to fulfill. An applicant must be employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA ) at the time that they apply for their first Georgia certificate in order to be eligible for full certification. However, if they meet all requirements except for employment, the applicant will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility, which may be converted to an educator certificate upon employment. Alternative certification is not accepted for Georgia certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Georgia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Georgia board to lead to licensure in Georgia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirement for licensure in Georgia. Only applicants pursuing initial Georgia certification can use this program to pursue a Georgia license. The GaPSC will evaluate an applicant’s documents and outline any outstanding requirements the applicant may need to fulfill. An applicant must be employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA ) at the time that they apply for their first Georgia certificate in order to be eligible for full certification. However, if they meet all requirements except for employment, the applicant will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility, which may be converted to an educator certificate upon employment.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Georgia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Georgia board to lead to licensure in Georgia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirement for licensure in Georgia. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Georgia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Georgia board to lead to licensure in Georgia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirement for licensure in Georgia. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Georgia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • 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.

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Georgia. Students who are interested in working in Georgia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Georgia board to lead to licensure in Georgia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Only applicants pursuing initial Georgia certification can use this program to pursue a Georgia license. Applicants cannot use UK program to add Visual Impairment as an additional field to a professional or induction certificate. The GaPSC will evaluate an applicant’s documents and outline any outstanding requirements the applicant may need to fulfill. An applicant must be employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA ) at the time that they apply for their first Georgia certificate in order to be eligible for full certification. However, if they meet all requirements except for employment, the applicant will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility, which may be converted to an educator certificate upon employment. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Georgia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Georgia board to lead to licensure in Georgia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Only applicants pursuing initial Georgia certification can use this program to pursue a Georgia license. Applicants cannot use UK program to add Visual Impairment as an additional field to a professional or induction certificate. Alternative certification is not accepted for Georgia certification. The GaPSC will evaluate an applicant’s documents and outline any outstanding requirements the applicant may need to fulfill. An applicant must be employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA ) at the time that they apply for their first Georgia certificate in order to be eligible for full certification. However, if they meet all requirements except for employment, the applicant will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility, which may be converted to an educator certificate upon employment. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Georgia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program 

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Georgia. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Georgia should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 
Explosives and Blasting
  • Georgia does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Hawaii requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Hawaii board to lead to licensure in Hawaii. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to earn a non-renewable provisional licensed in a comparable license field in Hawaii as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants must submit HTSB form LA3009 and meet basic skills and content knowledge requirements. Hawaii required assessments may apply. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Hawaii should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Hawaii board to lead to licensure in Hawaii. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Hawaii. Students who are interested in working in Hawaii should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Hawaii board to lead to licensure in Hawaii. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with or eligible for valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a non-renewable provisional licensed in a comparable license field in Hawaii as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants must submit HTSB form LA3009 and meet basic skills and content knowledge requirements. Hawaii required assessments may apply. Alternative certification is not accepted for Hawaii certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Hawaii should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.     

  • Educational Leadership Principalship: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Hawaii board to lead to licensure in Hawaii. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Hawaii. Students who are interested in working in Hawaii should contact the state board before enrolling in this program. 

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Hawaii board to lead to licensure in Hawaii. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Hawaii. Students who are interested in working in Hawaii should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Hawaii board to lead to licensure in Hawaii. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Hawaii. An applicant may be able to earn a non-renewable provisional licensed in a comparable license field in Hawaii as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants must submit HTSB form LA3009 and meet basic skills and content knowledge requirements. Hawaii required assessments may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Hawaii should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • 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.

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Hawaii. Students who are interested in working in Hawaii should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairment: 

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Hawaii board to lead to licensure in Hawaii. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to earn a non-renewable provisional licensed in a comparable license field in Hawaii as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants must submit HTSB form LA3009 and meet basic skills and content knowledge requirements. Hawaii required assessments may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Hawaii should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Hawaii board to lead to licensure in Hawaii. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to earn a non-renewable provisional licensed in a comparable license field in Hawaii as an out-of-state applicant. Alternative certification is not accepted for Hawaii certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Applicants must submit HTSB form LA3009 and meet basic skills and content knowledge requirements. Hawaii required assessments may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Hawaii should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Hawaii. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Hawaii should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Hawaii does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Idaho board to lead to licensure in Idaho.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant may be able to obtain an Idaho interim certificate with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Other Idaho requirements may have to be completed for the Idaho educator Credential.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Idaho should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Idaho board to lead to licensure in Idaho. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Idaho. Students who are interested in working in Idaho should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Idaho board to lead to licensure in Idaho. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain an Idaho interim certificate with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Other Idaho requirements may have to be completed for the Idaho educator Credential. Alternative certification is not accepted for Idaho certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Idaho should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Idaho board to lead to licensure in Idaho. The applicant may be able to obtain an Idaho certificate with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Other Idaho requirements may have to be completed for the Idaho educator Credential. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Idaho should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Idaho board to lead to licensure in Idaho. The applicant may be able to obtain an Idaho certificate with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Other Idaho requirements may have to be completed for the Idaho Educator Credential. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Idaho should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Idaho board to lead to licensure in Idaho. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements in Idaho. The applicant with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain an Idaho interim certificate with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Other Idaho requirements may have to be completed for the Idaho educator Credential. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Idaho should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Idaho. Students who are interested in working in Idaho should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • Graduate Initial and Additional program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Idaho board to lead to licensure in Idaho.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant may be able to obtain an Idaho interim certificate with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Other Idaho requirements may have to be completed for the Idaho educator Credential.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Idaho should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Idaho board to lead to licensure in Idaho.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant may be able to obtain an Idaho interim certificate with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Other Idaho requirements may have to be completed for the Idaho educator Credential.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Idaho certification.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Idaho should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Idaho. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Idaho should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • In some instances, Idaho requires applicants to obtain a federal permit or license before they are eligible for state licensure – No formal education is required for most of these federal credentials. Before engaging in any of these practices in Idaho, students should contact the appropriate state agency for more information​.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Illinois board to lead to licensure in Illinois.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain an Illinois professional educator license with a comparable teaching endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Additional Illinois coursework may be required. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be required to complete additional Illinois coursework and/or assessments. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Illinois should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Illinois board to lead to licensure in Illinois. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Illinois. Students who are interested in working in Illinois should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Illinois board to lead to licensure in Illinois. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain an Illinois professional educator license with a comparable teaching endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Additional Illinois coursework may be required. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be required to complete additional Illinois coursework and/or assessments. Alternative certification is not accepted for Illinois certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Illinois should contact the state board before enrolling in the program

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Illinois board to lead to licensure in Illinois. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Illinois. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain an Illinois professional educator license with a comparable teaching endorsement. Additional Illinois coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Illinois should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Educational Leadership SuperintendentThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Illinois board to lead to licensure in Illinois. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Illinois. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain an Illinois professional educator license with a comparable teaching endorsement. Additional Illinois coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Illinois should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Illinois board to lead to licensure in Illinois. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Illinois. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain an Illinois professional educator license with a comparable teaching endorsement. Please note that the Library Information Specialist endorsement is not a stand-alone certificate. Additional Illinois coursework may be required. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be required to complete additional Illinois coursework and/or assessments. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Illinois should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Illinois. Students who are interested in working in Illinois should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.     

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial, Additional and Alternative programs: The Visual Impairment program does not lead to licensure in Illinois, as there is no equivalent certification in Illinois. Students who are interested in working in Illinois should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Illinois. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Illinois should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Illinois may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Illinois and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Illinois.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Illinois should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Indiana requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Indiana board to lead to licensure in Indiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements in Indiana. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional license may be able to obtain an Indiana teaching license with a comparable content area as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants who have not completed Kentucky prescribed assessments may have to pass Indiana prescribed assessments. Reciprocity does not obligate Indiana to waive certain deficiencies, nor to exempt individuals from requirements set forth by Indiana administrative law/rule. Applicants must have preparation in at least two fields of teaching to teach at the secondary level.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Indiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Indiana board to lead to licensure in Indiana. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Indiana. Students who are interested in working in Indiana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Indiana board to lead to licensure in Indiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional license may be able to obtain an Indiana teaching license with a comparable content area as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants who have not completed Kentucky prescribed assessments may have to pass Indiana prescribed assessments. Reciprocity does not obligate Indiana to waive certain deficiencies, nor to exempt individuals from requirements set forth by Indiana administrative law/rule. Applicants must have preparation in at least two fields of teaching to teach at the secondary level. Alternative certification is not accepted for Indiana certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Indiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Indiana board to lead to licensure in Indiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Indiana. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional license may be able to obtain a comparable Indiana teaching licenseApplicants who have not completed Kentucky prescribed assessments may have to pass Indiana prescribed assessments. Reciprocity does not obligate Indiana to waive certain deficiencies, nor to exempt individuals from requirements set forth by Indiana administrative law/rule. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Indiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent CertificationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Indiana board to lead to licensure in Indiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Indiana. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional license may be able to obtain a comparable Indiana teaching license. Applicants who have not completed Kentucky prescribed assessments may have to pass Indiana prescribed assessments. Reciprocity does not obligate Indiana to waive certain deficiencies, nor to exempt individuals from requirements set forth by Indiana administrative law/rule. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Indiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Indiana board to lead to licensure in Indiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Indiana.Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional license may be able to obtain a comparable Indiana license. Those who have not completed Kentucky prescribed assessments may have to pass Indiana prescribed assessments. Reciprocity does not obligate Indiana to waive certain deficiencies, nor to exempt individuals from requirements set forth by Indiana administrative law/rule. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Indiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Indiana. Students who are interested in working in Illinois should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments

    • Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Indiana board to lead to licensure in Indiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional license may be able to obtain an Indiana teaching license with a comparable content area. Applicants who have not completed Kentucky prescribed assessments may have to pass Indiana prescribed assessments. Reciprocity does not obligate Indiana to waive certain deficiencies, nor to exempt individuals from requirements set forth by Indiana administrative law/rule. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Indiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Indiana board to lead to licensure in Indiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with a valid Kentucky professional license may be able to obtain an Indiana teaching license with a comparable content area. Applicants who have not completed Kentucky prescribed assessments may have to pass Indiana prescribed assessments. Reciprocity does not obligate Indiana to waive certain deficiencies, nor to exempt individuals from requirements set forth by Indiana administrative law/rule. Alternative certification is not accepted for Indiana certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Indiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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.

 

Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Indiana. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Indiana should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 
Explosives and Blasting
  • Indiana may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Indiana and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Indiana.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Indiana should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP program are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Iowa requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Iowa board to lead to licensure in Iowa. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Iowa Regional Exchange Teaching License for Out-of-State Applicants. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. A transcript evaluation of $60 is required to add an endorsement. The board does not guarantee licensure. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Iowa should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

    • Teacher Leader program: The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Iowa. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Students who are interested in working in Iowa should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Iowa board to lead to licensure in Iowa. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Iowa Regional Exchange Teaching License for Out-of-State Applicants. Alternative certification is not accepted for Iowa certification, and the board highly recommends alternative program completers contact the board before applying. The board will review the transcript to decide if it meets the Iowa requirements. A transcript evaluation of $60 is required to add an endorsement. The board does not guarantee licensure.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Iowa should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Iowa board to lead to licensure in Iowa. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Iowa. Students who are interested in working in Iowa should contact the state board before enrolling in this program. 

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Iowa board to lead to licensure in Iowa. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Iowa. Students who are interested in working in Iowa should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • School Media Librarian Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Iowa board to lead to licensure in Iowa. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Iowa. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable Iowa license for out-of-state applicants. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Transcript evaluation fees may apply.  Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Iowa should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Teacher Leadership Endorsement

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Iowa. Students who are interested in working in Iowa should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Iowa board to lead to licensure in Iowa. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Iowa Regional Exchange Teaching License for Out-of-State Applicants. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. A transcript evaluation of $60 is required to add an endorsement. The board does not guarantee licensure. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Iowa should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Iowa board to lead to licensure in Iowa. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Iowa Regional Exchange Teaching License for Out-of-State ApplicantsThe board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Iowa certification. A transcript evaluation of $60 is required to add an endorsement. The board does not guarantee licensure. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Iowa should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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.

 

Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Iowa. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Iowa should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 
Explosives and Blasting
  • Iowa does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: ​This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Kansas board to lead to licensure in Kansas.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Initial Out-of-State Kansas Teaching License with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants without certification may be subject to Kansas assessments and/or additional coursework. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Kansas should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Kansas board to lead to licensure in Kansas. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Kansas. Students who are interested in working in Kansas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Kansas board to lead to licensure in Kansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Initial Out-of-State Kansas Teaching License with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants without certification may be subject to Kansas assessments and/or additional coursework. Alternative certification is not accepted for Kansas certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Kansas should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Kansas board to lead to licensure in Kansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Kansas. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Initial Out-of-State Kansas Teaching License with a comparable endorsement. Applicants without certification may be subject to Kansas assessments and/or additional coursework. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Kansas should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership SuperintendentThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Kansas board to lead to licensure in Kansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Kansas. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Initial Out-of-State Kansas Teaching License with a comparable endorsement. Applicants without certification may be subject to Kansas assessments and/or additional coursework. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Kansas should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Kansas board to lead to licensure in Kansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Kansas. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable Kansas certificate. Applicants without certification may be subject to Kansas assessments and/or additional coursework. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Kansas should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Kansas. Students who are interested in working in Kansas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual impairments: 

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Kansas board to lead to licensure in Kansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Initial Out-of-State Kansas Teaching License with a comparable endorsement. Applicants without certification may be subject to Kansas assessments and/or additional coursework. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Kansas should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Kansas board to lead to licensure in Kansas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Initial Out-of-State Kansas Teaching License with a comparable endorsement. Applicants without certification may be subject to Kansas assessments and/or additional coursework. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Kansas certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Kansas should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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 does not meet 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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Kansas. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Kansas should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Kansas may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Kansas and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Kansas.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Kansas should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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 programs meet 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.

 

Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Kentucky. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Kentucky should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is approved by The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources/Non-Coal, Explosives and Blasting Branch.The program meets educational requirements needed for professional certification in Kentucky.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training or experience; etc. may apply. Students should contact the applicable state agency for more information.

 

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 DNP programs qualify 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. However, Louisiana requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Louisiana board to lead to licensure in Louisiana.   Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  The applicant may be able to obtain a Louisiana Out of State Certificate in order to complete additional Louisiana requirements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Applicants may be required to pass Louisiana prescribed assessments. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Louisiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.       

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Louisiana board to lead to licensure in Louisiana. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Louisiana. Students who are interested in working in Louisiana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Louisiana board to lead to licensure in Louisiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant with or eligible for valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Louisiana Out of State Certificate in order to complete additional Louisiana requirements. The applicant may be able to obtain a comparable endorsement as determined by the board. Applicants may be required to pass Louisiana prescribed assessments. Alternative certification is not accepted for Louisiana certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Louisiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.       

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Louisiana board to lead to licensure in Louisiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Louisiana. The applicant may be able to obtain a Louisiana Out of State Principal Level 1 Certificate in order to complete additional Louisiana requirements as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants may be required to pass Louisiana prescribed assessments. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Louisiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Louisiana board to lead to licensure in Louisiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Louisiana. The applicant may be able to obtain a Louisiana Out of State Principal Level 1 Certificate in order to complete additional Louisiana requirements as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants may be required to pass Louisiana prescribed assessments. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Louisiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • School Media Librarian: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Louisiana board to lead to licensure in Louisiana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Louisiana. The applicant may be able to obtain a Louisiana Out-of-State Certificate in order to complete additional Louisiana requirements. The School Librarian endorsement must be added on to a valid Type A, B, C, Level 1, 2, 3, or OS LA teaching certificate.  Applicants may be required to pass Louisiana prescribed assessments. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Louisiana should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Louisiana. Students who are interested in working in Louisiana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate, Additional, and Alternative programs: The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program leads to licensure in Louisiana, as there is no equivalent license in Louisiana. Students who are interested in working in Louisiana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Louisiana. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Louisiana should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Louisiana requires that applicants receive training from an instructor licensed in Louisiana.Therefore, the Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate does NOT meet the educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Louisiana.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Maine requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maine board to lead to licensure in Maine.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant may be able to earn conditional certification with a comparable endorsement in Maine as an out-of-state applicant. Additional Maine-specific coursework and examination may be required. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Maine should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maine board to lead to licensure in Maine. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Maine. Students who are interested in working in Maine should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maine board to lead to licensure in Maine. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  The applicant may be able to earn conditional certification with a comparable endorsement in Maine as an out-of-state applicant. Additional Maine-specific coursework and examination may be required.  Alternative certification is not accepted for Maine certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maine should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maine board to lead to licensure in Maine. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Maine. Students who are interested in working in Maine should contact the board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maine board to lead to licensure in Maine. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Maine. Students who are interested in working in Maine should contact the board before enrolling in this program. 

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maine board to lead to licensure in Maine. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Maine. The applicant may be able to earn conditional certification with a comparable endorsement in Maine. Additional Maine-specific coursework and examination may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maine should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Maine. Students who are interested in working in Maine should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.     

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maine board to lead to licensure in Maine.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant may be able to earn conditional certification with a comparable endorsement in Maine. Additional Maine-specific coursework and examination may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maine should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maine board to lead to licensure in Maine.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant with valid Kentucky professional licensure may be able to earn conditional certification with a comparable endorsement in Maine. Alternative certification is not accepted for Maine certification. Additional Maine-specific coursework and examination may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maine should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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.

 

Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Maine. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Maine should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Maine does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maryland board to lead to licensure in Maryland.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn Maryland certification in a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state applicant. Additional Maryland coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maryland should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader programThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maryland board to lead to licensure in Maryland. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Maryland. Students who are interested in working in Maryland should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maryland board to lead to licensure in Maryland.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with or eligible for valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn Maryland certification in a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state applicant. Additional Maryland coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Maryland certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maryland should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maryland board to lead to licensure in Maryland. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Maryland. Applicants with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification be able to earn a comparable Maryland certificate. Additional Maryland coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maryland should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maryland board to lead to licensure in Maryland. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Maryland. Applicants with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification be able to earn a comparable Maryland certificate. Additional Maryland coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maryland should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • School Media Librarian Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maryland board to lead to licensure in Maryland. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements in Maryland. Applicants may be able to earn Maryland certification in a comparable teaching area. Additional Maryland coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maryland should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Teacher Leadership Endorsement

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Maryland. Students who are interested in working in Maryland should contact the state board before enrolling in this program  

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments: 

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maryland board to lead to licensure in Maryland.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn Maryland certification in a comparable teaching area. Additional Maryland coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maryland should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Maryland board to lead to licensure in Maryland.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn Maryland certification in a comparable teaching area. Additional Maryland coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Maryland should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Maryland. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Maryland should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Maryland may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Maryland and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Maryland.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Maryland should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Massachusetts requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Massachusetts board to lead to licensure in Massachusetts.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn an Initial Massachusetts License as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements may be required, such as passing MTEL tests and earning a Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Massachusetts should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Massachusetts board to lead to licensure in Massachusetts. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Massachusetts. Students who are interested in working in Massachusetts should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Massachusetts board to lead to licensure in Massachusetts. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Massachusetts. Students who are interested in working in Massachusetts should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Massachusetts board to lead to licensure in Massachusetts. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Massachusetts. Students who are interested in working in Massachusetts should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Massachusetts board to lead to licensure in Massachusetts. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn an Initial Massachusetts License as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements may be required, such as passing MTEL tests and earning a Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement. Alternative certification is not accepted for Massachusetts certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Massachusetts should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • School Media Librarian: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Massachusetts board to lead to licensure in Massachusetts. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Massachusetts. Applicants may be able to earn an Initial Massachusetts License as an out-of-state applicant. Additional requirements may be required such as passing MTEL tests and earning a Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Massachusetts should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.      

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Massachusetts. Students who are interested in working in Massachusetts should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Massachusetts board to lead to licensure in Massachusetts. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn an Initial Massachusetts License as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements may be required, such as passing MTEL tests and earning a Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Massachusetts should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

    • Alternative programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Massachusetts board to lead to licensure in Massachusetts. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn an Initial Massachusetts License as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements may be required, such as passing MTEL tests and earning a Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement. Alternative certification is not accepted for Massachusetts licensure. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Massachusetts should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Massachusetts. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Massachusetts should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Massachusetts does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Michigan board to lead to licensure in Michigan.   Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant may be able to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate with a comparable Michigan endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. The cost of an evaluation is $50 and does not guarantee the endorsement will be approved. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Michigan should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Michigan board to lead to licensure in Michigan. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Michigan. Students who are interested in working in Michigan should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Michigan board to lead to licensure in Michigan.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. The applicant with or eligible for valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate with a comparable Michigan endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. However, the MOECS will evaluate coursework only upon application and make a determination on a case by case basis. The cost of an evaluation in $50 and does not guarantee the endorsement will be approved. Additional documentation will be required for out-of-state program completers when applying to add Special Education endorsements. Alternative certification is not accepted for Michigan certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Michigan should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Michigan board to lead to licensure in Michigan. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Michigan. The applicant who has or is eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a comparable Michigan School Administrator Certificate. However, the MOECS will evaluate coursework only upon application and make a determination on a case by case basis. The cost of an evaluation is $50 and does not guarantee the endorsement will be approved.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Michigan should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Michigan board to lead to licensure in Michigan. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Michigan. The applicant who has or is eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a comparable Michigan School Administrator Certificate. However, the MOECS will evaluate coursework only upon application and make a determination on a case by case basis. The cost of an evaluation is $50 and does not guarantee the endorsement will be approved.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Michigan should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Michigan board to lead to licensure in Michigan. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Michigan. The applicant may be able to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate with a comparable Michigan endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  The cost of an evaluation is $50 and does not guarantee the endorsement will be approved. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in  working in Michigan should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Michigan. Students who are interested in working in Michigan should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Michigan board to lead to licensure in Michigan. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.The applicant may be able to obtain a Standard Teaching Certificate with a comparable Michigan endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certificationThe cost of and valuation is $50 and does not guarantee the endorsement will be approved. Additional documentation will be required for out-of-state program completers when applying to add Special Education endorsements. Students must have a general education teaching certificate in order to get a special education endorsement. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Michigan should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.      

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Michigan board to lead to licensure in Michigan. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant who has completed an alternative route teacher certification program in another state and holds a valid, standard teaching certificate issued based on completion of that program can submit an application to be evaluated for certification. Applicants must have a general education teaching certificate in order to get a special education endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. The cost of and valuation ins $50 and does not guarantee the endorsement will be approved. Alternative certifications are not accepted for Michigan certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Michigan should contact the state board before enrolling. 

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Michigan. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Michigan should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Michigan does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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.

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Minnesota board to lead to licensure in Minnesota.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to obtain a  Minnesota Tier 3 license as a teacher of a comparable subject area but will be required to go through a credential evaluation by the board, who will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Applicants must take a pass the MTLE content and pedagogy exams. Those who do not meet the requirements for Tier3 may earn a Tier 2 while working to meet the Minnesota requirements. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Minnesota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Minnesota board to lead to licensure in Minnesota. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Minnesota. Students who are interested in working in Minnesota should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Minnesota board to lead to licensure in Minnesota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a  Minnesota Tier 3 license as a teacher of a comparable subject area but will be required to go through a credential evaluation by the board, who will review the applicant's coursework on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must take a pass the MTLE content and pedagogy exams. Those who do not meet the requirements for Tier3 may earn a Tier 2 while working to meet the Minnesota requirements. Alternative certification is not accepted for Minnesota certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Minnesota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.       

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Minnesota board to lead to licensure in Minnesota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Minnesota. A two-year nonrenewable provisional licensed may be issued upon application to currently Kentucky licensed elementary secondary school principals seeking entry into a Minnesota position as a K-12 principal who do not currently meet all standards for a full professional principal license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Minnesota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Minnesota board to lead to licensure in Minnesota. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Minnesota. Students who are interested in working in Minnesota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Minnesota board to lead to licensure in Minnesota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Minnesota. An applicant may be able to obtain a  Minnesota Tier 3 license as a teacher of a comparable subject area but will be required to go through a credential evaluation by the board, who will review the applicant's coursework on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must take a pass the MTLE content and pedagogy exams. Those who do not meet the requirements for Tier3 may earn a Tier 2 while working to meet the Minnesota requirements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Minnesota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Minnesota. Students who are interested in working in Minnesota should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Minnesota board to lead to licensure in Minnesota.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to obtain a  Minnesota Tier 3 license as a teacher of a comparable subject area but will be required to go through a credential evaluation by the board, who will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Applicants must take a pass the MTLE content and pedagogy exams. Those who do not meet the requirements for Tier3 may earn a Tier 2 while working to meet the Minnesota requirements. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Minnesota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Minnesota board to lead to licensure in Minnesota.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to obtain a  Minnesota Tier 3 license as a teacher of a comparable subject area but will be required to go through a credential evaluation by the board, who will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certificationApplicants must take a pass the MTLE content and pedagogy exams. Those who do not meet the requirements for Tier3 may earn a Tier 2 while working to meet the Minnesota requirements. Alternative certification is not accepted for Minnesota certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Minnesota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Minnesota. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Minnesota should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Minnesota does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Mississippi board to lead to licensure in Mississippi. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a 5-year Educator License with a comparable supplemental endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. An applicant who possesses a valid license, which is less than standard from another state may apply for a non-renewable two-year educator license through reciprocity. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements may have to be met before obtaining the license and endorsement. Students who are interested in working in Mississippi should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Teacher Leader program:  This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Mississippi board to lead to licensure in Mississippi. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Mississippi. Students who are interested in working in Mississippi should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Mississippi board to lead to licensure in Mississippi.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a 5-year Educator License with a comparable supplemental endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. An applicant who possesses a valid license, which is less than standard from another state may apply for a non-renewable two-year educator license through reciprocity. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements may have to be met before obtaining the license and endorsement. Students who are interested in working in Mississippi should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Mississippi board to lead to licensure in Mississippi. An applicant with a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain an Entry Level Administrator License in Mississippi as an out-of-state applicant. The board will review an applicant's coursework upon application and will make a determination on a case-by-case basis. Additional requirements may have to be met before obtaining the license and endorsement. Students who are interested in working in Mississippi should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • Educational Leadership SuperintendentThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Mississippi board to lead to licensure in Mississippi. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Mississippi. An applicant with a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain an Entry Level Administrator License in Mississippi as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements may have to be met before obtaining the license and endorsement. Students who are interested in working in Mississippi should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.     

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Mississippi board to lead to licensure in Mississippi. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Mississippi. An applicant with a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a 5-year Educator License with a comparable supplemental endorsement. An applicant who possesses a valid license, which is less than standard from another state may apply for a non-renewable two-year educator license through reciprocity. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements may have to be met before obtaining the license and endorsement. Students who are interested in working in Mississippi should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Mississippi. Students who are interested in working in Mississippi should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Mississippi board to lead to licensure in Mississippi. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a 5-year Educator License with a comparable supplemental endorsement. An applicant who possesses a valid license, which is less than standard from another state may apply for a non-renewable two-year educator license through reciprocity.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements may have to be met before obtaining the license and endorsement. Students who are interested in working in Mississippi should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Mississippi board to lead to licensure in Mississippi. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a 5-year Educator License with a comparable supplemental endorsement. An applicant who possesses a valid license, which is less than standard from another state may apply for a non-renewable two-year educator license through reciprocity.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Mississippi certification. Additional requirements may have to be met before obtaining the license and endorsement. Students who are interested in working in Mississippi should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Mississippi. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Mississippi should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

Explosives and Blasting
  • Mississippi does not have requirements to engage in the use of explosives and blasting agents. However, in some instances, notice to the appropriate state agency or an application before engaging in these activities may be required. This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements. Before engaging in any of these activities in Mississippi, students should contact the appropriate state agency for more information​.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Missouri requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Missouri board to lead to licensure in Missouri.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Missouri certificate of license to teach in a comparable area as an out-of-state student. Applicants without Kentucky professional certification will require an institutional recommendation. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Missouri should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Missouri board to lead to licensure in Missouri. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Missouri. Students who are interested in working in Missouri should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Missouri board to lead to licensure in Missouri. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Missouri certificate of license to teach in a comparable area as an out-of-state student. Applicants without Kentucky professional certification will require an institutional recommendation. Alternative certification is not accepted for Missouri certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Missouri should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.      

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Missouri board to lead to licensure in Missouri. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Missouri. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a comparable Missouri administrative certificate as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants without Kentucky professional certification will require an institutional recommendation. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Missouri should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Missouri board to lead to licensure in Missouri. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Missouri. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a comparable Missouri administrative certificate as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants without Kentucky professional certification will require an institutional recommendation. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Missouri should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Missouri board to lead to licensure in Missouri. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Missouri. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Missouri certificate of license to teach in a comparable area as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants without Kentucky professional certification will require an institutional recommendation. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Missouri should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Missouri. Students who are interested in working in Missouri should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Missouri board to lead to licensure in Missouri.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Missouri certificate of license to teach in a comparable area as an out-of-state student. Applicants without Kentucky professional certification will require an institutional recommendation. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Missouri should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Missouri board to lead to licensure in Missouri.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Missouri certificate of license to teach in a comparable area as an out-of-state student. Applicants without Kentucky professional certification will require an institutional recommendation. Alternative certification is not accepted for Missouri certification.The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Missouri should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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

  • 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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Missouri. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Misouri should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Missouri requires that applicants complete a specific number of hours in educational training. The Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate program exceeds this requirement.Therefore, the program meets the educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure/certification in Missouri.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Missouri should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Montana requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Montana board to lead to licensure in Montana.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to obtain a Montana Class 2 license as an out-of-state applicant. Either a Kentucky professional certification or institutional recommendation is required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements such as examinations, Montana coursework, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Montana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Montana board to lead to licensure in Montana. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Montana. Students who are interested in working in Montana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Montana board to lead to licensure in Montana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to obtain a Montana Class 2 license as an out-of-state applicant. Either a Kentucky professional certification or institutional recommendation is required. Alternative certification is not accepted for Montana certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements such as examinations, Montana coursework, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Montana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Montana board to lead to licensure in Montana. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Montana. Students who are interested in working in Montana should contact the board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Montana board to lead to licensure in Montana. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Montana. Students who are interested in working in Montana should contact the board before enrolling in this program.   

  • School Media Librarian: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Montana board to lead to licensure in Montana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Montana. An applicant may be able to obtain a comparable Montana Class 2 license with either a Kentucky professional certification or institutional recommendationThe board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements such as examinations, Montana coursework, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Montana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program. 

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Montana. Students who are interested in working in Montana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Montana board to lead to licensure in Montana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to obtain a Montana Class 2 license. Either a Kentucky professional certification or institutional recommendation is required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements such as examinations, Montana coursework, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Montana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Montana board to lead to licensure in Montana. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Montana Class 2 license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Montana certification. Other requirements such as examinations, Montana coursework, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Montana should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Montana. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Montana should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Montana may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Montana and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Montana.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Montana should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nebraska board to lead to licensure in Nebraska.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for a teaching certificate with a comparable teaching area with deficiencies that must be completed for a Teaching Standard Certificate as an out-of-state applicant. Nebraska does not have full reciprocity for out-of-state certifications or education preparation programs.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Nebraska should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nebraska board to lead to licensure in Nebraska.  The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Nebraska. Students who are interested in working in Nebraska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nebraska board to lead to licensure in Nebraska. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for a teaching certificate with a comparable teaching area with deficiencies that must be completed for a Teaching Standard Certificate as an out-of-state applicant. Nebraska does not have full reciprocity for out-of-state certifications or education preparation programs.  Alternative certification is not accepted for Nebraska certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Nebraska should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nebraska board to lead to licensure in Nebraska. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Nebraska. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for a comparable Nebraska certificate and endorsement with some deficiencies. Nebraska does not have full reciprocity for out-of-state certifications or education preparation programs. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Nebraska should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership SuperintendentThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nebraska board to lead to licensure in Nebraska. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Nebraska. Students who are interested in working in Nebraska should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nebraska board to lead to licensure in Nebraska. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Nebraska. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to apply for a teaching certificate with a comparable teaching area with deficiencies that must be completed for a Teaching Standard Certificate. Nebraska does not have full reciprocity for out-of-state certifications or education preparation programs. The School Librarian endorsement requires the applicant to hold a teaching certificate or concurrently earn a subject or field endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Nebraska should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Nebraska. Students who are interested in working in Nebraska should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial, Additional, and Alternative programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nebraska board to lead to licensure in Nebraska. The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the requirements for a comparable license or endorsement in Nebraska. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students interested in working in Nebraska should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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 these 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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Nebraska. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Nebraska should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Nebraska does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nevada board to lead to licensure in Nevada.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a standard license through reciprocity. Applicants without Kentucky certification will have their application evaluated against Nevada requirements.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Nevada should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nevada board to lead to licensure in Nevada. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Nevada. Students who are interested in working in Nevada should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certificate): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nevada board to lead to licensure in Nevada. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a standard license through reciprocity. Applicants without Kentucky certification will have their application evaluated against Nevada requirements. Alternative certification is not accepted for Nevada certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Nevada should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.        

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalshipThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nevada board to lead to licensure in Nevada. The program does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Nevada. Students interested in working in Nevada should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership SuperintendentThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nevada board to lead to licensure in Nevada. The program does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Nevada. Students interested in working in Nevada should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • 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 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.

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial, Additional, and Alternative programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Nevada board to lead to licensure in Nevada. The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the requirements for a comparable licensor endorsement in Nevada. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Nevada certification.  Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Nevada should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Nevada. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Nevada should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

Explosives and Blasting
  • Nevada may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Nevada and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Nevada.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Nevada should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs. However, New Hampshire requires completion of pharmacology interventions and specific hours of pharmacology coursework; this is not included within the DNP programs. Therefore, the DNP programs does not meet 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. However, New Hampshire requires completion of pharmacology interventions and specific hours of pharmacology coursework; this is not included within the APRN programs. Therefore, 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Hampshire Board to lead to licensure in New Hampshire.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  Applicants may be able to earn a New Hampshire full license with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant if the applicant has a Kentucky professional certification (requiring 3 years of experience) or has completed an educator preparation program. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Other requirements, such as background checks, examinations, NH coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Hampshire should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Hampshire board to lead to licensure in New Hampshire. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in New Hampshire. Students who are interested in working in New Hampshire should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Hampshire Board to lead to licensure in New Hampshire. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  Applicants may be able to earn a New Hampshire full license with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant if the applicant has a Kentucky professional certification (requiring 3 years of experience) or has completed an educator preparation program. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Applicants are encouraged by the board to apply for Early Childhood Special Education (birth – grade 3) and/or General Special Education (K-12). Upon issuance of one of these endorsements, applicants may pursue another pathway to licensure for NH special education categorical endorsements. Alternative certification is not accepted for New Hampshire certification.  Other requirements, such as background checks, examinations, NH coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Hampshire should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Hampshire board to lead to licensure in New Hampshire. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Hampshire. Applicants may be able to earn a comparable New Hampshire license if the applicant has a Kentucky professional certification (requiring 3 years of experience) or has completed an educator preparation program. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as background checks, examinations, NH coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Hampshire should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Hampshire board to lead to licensure in New Hampshire. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Hampshire. Applicants may be able to earn a comparable New Hampshire license if the applicant has a Kentucky professional certification (requiring 3 years of experience as an educator administratorand has completed an educator preparation program. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as background checks, examinations, NH coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Hampshire should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Hampshire board to lead to licensure in New Hampshire. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Hampshire. Applicants may be able to earn a New Hampshire full license with a comparable endorsement if the applicant has a Kentucky professional certification (requiring 3 years of experience) or has completed an educator preparation program. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as background checks, examinations, NH coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Hampshire should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.      

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in New Hampshire. Students who are interested in working in New Hampshire should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Hampshire Board to lead to licensure in New Hampshire. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  Applicants may be able to earn a New Hampshire full license with a comparable endorsement if the applicant has a Kentucky professional certification (requiring 3 years of experience) or has completed an educator preparation program. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.NH does not offer special education endorsements specifically for visual impairment education. Applicants may need to apply for Early Childhood Special Education (birth – grade 3) and/or General Special Education (K-12). Upon issuance of one of these endorsements, applicants may be able to pursue another pathway to licensure for our special education categorical endorsementsOther requirements, such as background checks, examinations, NH coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Hampshire should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Hampshire Board to lead to licensure in New Hampshire. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  Applicants may be able to earn a New Hampshire full license with a comparable endorsement if the applicant has a Kentucky professional certification (requiring 3 years of experience) or has completed an educator preparation program. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. NH does not offer special education endorsements specifically for visual impairment education. Applicants may need to apply for Early Childhood Special Education (birth – grade 3) and/or General Special Education (K-12). Upon issuance of one of these endorsements, applicants may be able to pursue another pathway to licensure for our special education categorical endorsements.Alternative certification is not accepted for New Hampshire. Other requirements, such as background checks, examinations, NH coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Hampshire should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including New Hampshire. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in New Hampshire should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • New Hampshire does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Jersey board to lead to licensure in New Jersey.   Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and holds a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to obtain a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) with a comparable endorsement.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Jersey should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Jersey board to lead to licensure in New Jersey. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in New Jersey. Students who are interested in working in New Jersey should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Jersey board to lead to licensure in New Jersey. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and holds a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to obtain a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) with a comparable endorsement. Please note that special education candidates need to hold a CE, CEAS, or standard NJ instructional certificate with an endorsement appropriate to the subject or grade level to be taught. Alternative certification is not accepted for New Jersey certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Jersey should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Jersey board to lead to licensure in New Jersey. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Jersey. An applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and holds a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to obtain a New Jersey administrative certificate of eligibility for the equivalent New Jersey endorsements for school principal or shall be issued the equivalent New Jersey standard supervisor endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Jersey should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Jersey board to lead to licensure in New Jersey. The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New JerseyThe board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Jersey should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • School Media Librarian: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Jersey board to lead to licensure in New Jersey. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Jersey. An applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and holds a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to obtain a comparable New Jersey Educational Services certificate. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Jersey should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in New Jersey. Students who are interested in working in New Jersey should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Jersey board to lead to licensure in New Jersey. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this stateAn applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and holds a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to obtain a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) with a comparable endorsement.  Please note that the Blind or Visually Impaired certificate is not a stand-alone certificate. Applicants must hold or be eligible for another CE, CEAS, or standard NJ instructional certificate.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Jersey should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Jersey board to lead to licensure in New Jersey. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this stateAn applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and holds a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to obtain a New Jersey Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) with a comparable endorsement.  Please note that the Blind or Visually Impaired certificate is not a stand-alone certificate. Applicants must hold or be eligible for another CE, CEAS, or standard NJ instructional certificate. Alternative certification is not accepted for New Hampshire certification.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in New Jersey should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including New Jersey. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in New Jersey should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • New Jersey does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Child Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Mexico board to lead to licensure in New Mexico.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  An applicant may be able to obtain an Out of State Licensure (1CS) if they have valid KY professional certification. Applicants may be able to earn a comparable endorsement dependent upon department review. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be required to take a teaching reading course and pass New Mexico teaching assessments. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in New Mexico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Mexico board to lead to licensure in New Mexico. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in New Mexico. Students who are interested in working in New Mexico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Mexico board to lead to licensure in New Mexico. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to obtain an Out of State Licensure (1CS) if they have valid Kentucky professional certification. Applicants may be able to earn a comparable endorsement dependent upon department review. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be required to take a teaching reading course and pass New Mexico teaching assessments. Alternative certification is not accepted for New Mexico certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in New Mexico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • Educational Leadership PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Mexico board to lead to licensure in New Mexico. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Mexico. An applicant may be able to obtain an Out of State Licensure (1CS) if they have valid Kentucky professional certification as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in New Mexico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Mexico board to lead to licensure in New Mexico. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Mexico. An applicant may be able to obtain an Out of State Licensure (1CS) if they have valid Kentucky professional certification as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in New Mexico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Mexico board to lead to licensure in New Mexico. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New Mexico. An applicant may be able to obtain an Out of State Licensure (1CS) with a comparable endorsement if they have valid Kentucky professional certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in New Mexico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in New Mexico. Students who are interested in working in New Mexico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Mexico board to lead to licensure in New Mexico. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to obtain an Out of State Licensure (1CS) if they have valid KY professional certification. Applicants may be able to earn a comparable endorsement dependent upon department review. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be required to take a teaching reading course and pass New Mexico teaching assessments. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in New Mexico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New Mexico board to lead to licensure in New Mexico. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant may be able to obtain an Out of State Licensure (1CS) if they have valid KY professional certification. Applicants may be able to earn a comparable endorsement dependent upon department review. Applicants without Kentucky certification may be required to take a teaching reading course and pass New Mexico teaching assessments. Alternative certification is not accepted for New Mexico certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in New Mexico should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including New Mexico. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in New Mexico should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • New Mexico does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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.

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New York board to lead to licensure in New York.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification and recent teaching experience may be able to obtain a Conditional Initial Certificate in a comparable area as an out of state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other New York coursework and assessment may be required. Students who desire to work in New York should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New York board to lead to licensure in New York. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in New York. Students who are interested in working in New York should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New York board to lead to licensure in New York. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification and recent teaching experience may be able to obtain a Conditional Initial Certificate in a comparable area as an out of state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Teaching in a secondary setting may require additional certification or extensions. Other New York coursework and assessment may be required. Alternative certification is not accepted for New York certification. Students who desire to work in New York should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.      

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New York board to lead to licensure in New York. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the board meets the educational requirements for New York. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification and recent teaching experience may be able to obtain a Conditional Initial Certificate in a comparable area as an out of state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other New York coursework and assessments may be required. Students who desire to work in New York should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New York board to lead to licensure in New York. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the board meets the educational requirements for New York. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification and recent teaching experience may be able to obtain a School District Leader certification as an out of state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other New York coursework and assessments may be required. Students who desire to work in New York should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New York board to lead to licensure in New York. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in New York. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification and recent teaching experience may be able to obtain a Conditional Initial Certificate in a comparable area as an out of state applicant.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other New York coursework and assessment may be required. Students who desire to work in New York should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in New York. Students who are interested in working in New York should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New York board to lead to licensure in New York.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification and recent teaching experience may be able to obtain a Conditional Initial Certificate in a comparable area as an out of state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other New York coursework and assessment may be required. Students who desire to work in New York should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the New York board to lead to licensure in New York.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification and recent teaching experience may be able to obtain a Conditional Initial Certificate in a comparable area as an out of state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for New York certification. Other New York coursework and assessment may be required. Students who desire to work in New York should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including New York. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in New York should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 
Explosives and Blasting
  • New York does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, North Carolina requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Carolina board to lead to licensure in North Carolina.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  An applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and has or is eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Professional Educator's Initial License as an out-of-state applicant.  For those applicants with valid professional Kentucky certification, the board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional assessments for the subject area may be required. Additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.       

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Carolina board to lead to licensure in North Carolina. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in North Carolina. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Carolina board to lead to licensure in North Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and has or is eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Professional Educator's Initial License as an out-of-state applicant.  For those applicants with valid professional Kentucky certification, the board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional assessments for the subject area may be required. Alternative certification is not accepted for North Carolina. Additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.       

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Carolina board to lead to licensure in North Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in North Carolina. An applicant who has a Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Professional Educator's Continuing License as an out-of-state applicant.  Additional assessments for the subject area may be required.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Carolina board to lead to licensure in North Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in North Carolina. An applicant who has a Kentucky professional certification and may be able to obtain a comparable North Carolina certificate as an out-of-state applicant. North Carolina School Administrator- Superintendent certification requires a minimum of one year of experience (or equivalent) as a principal. Additional assessments for the subject area may be required.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Carolina board to lead to licensure in North Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure in North Carolina. An applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and has or is eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Professional Educator's Initial License. Additional assessments for the subject area may be required.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in North Carolina. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Carolina board to lead to licensure in North Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and has or is eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Professional Educator's Initial License.  For those applicants with valid professional Kentucky certification, the board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional assessments for the subject area may be required. Additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Carolina board to lead to licensure in North Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant who has completed an educator preparation program and has or is eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to obtain a Professional Educator's Initial License.  For those applicants with valid professional Kentucky certification, the board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional assessments for the subject area may be required. Alternative certification is not accepted for North Carolina certification. Additional requirements such as background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including North Carolina. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in North Carolina should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • North Carolina does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, North Dakota requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Dakota board to lead to licensure in North Dakota.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Professional Educator's Initial Licenses are non-renewable and intended for teachers with 0-2 years of teaching experience and are valid for three years. To be issued a Professional Educator's Initial License, an individual must have completed a state-approved teacher education program from a regionally accredited college or university. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in North Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Dakota board to lead to licensure in North Dakota. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in North Dakota. Students who are interested in working in North Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Dakota board to lead to licensure in North Dakota.Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Professional Educator's Initial Licenses are non-renewable and intended for teachers with 0-2 years of teaching experience, and are valid for three years. To be issued a Professional Educator's Initial License, an individual must have completed a state-approved teacher education program from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants who have completed an alternative certification program in another state and hold a valid license in that state will need to complete ND Praxis I and Praxis II testing requirements for the relevant content area(s) prior to being issued an OSEL in North Dakota. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in North Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Dakota board to lead to licensure in North Dakota. The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in North Dakota. Students who are interested in working in North Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Dakota board to lead to licensure in North Dakota. The University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in North Dakota. Students who are interested in working in North Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • School Media Librarian: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Dakota board to lead to licensure in North Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in North Dakota. A librarian credential requires an additional credential issued by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in North Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in North Dakota. Students who are interested in working in North Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Dakota board to lead to licensure in North Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Professional Educator's Initial Licenses are non-renewable and intended for teachers with 0-2 years of teaching experience, and are valid for three years. To be issued a Professional Educator's Initial License, an individual must have completed a state-approved teacher education program from a regionally accredited college or university. The Visually Impaired Special Education is an endorsement that can only be added to a valid North Dakota educator’s professional license in early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary education. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in North Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the North Dakota board to lead to licensure in North Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Professional Educator's Initial Licenses are non-renewable and intended for teachers with 0-2 years of teaching experience, and are valid for three years. To be issued a Professional Educator's Initial License, an individual must have completed a state-approved teacher education program from a regionally accredited college or university. The Visually Impaired Special Education is an endorsement that can only be added to a valid North Dakota educator’s professional license in early childhood, elementary, middle, or secondary education. Applicants who have completed an alternative certification program in another state and hold a valid license in that state will need to complete ND Praxis I and Praxis II testing requirements for the relevant content area(s) prior to being issued an OSEL in North Dakota. Alternative certification is not accepted for North Dakota certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in North Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including North Dakota. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in North Dakota should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • North Dakota may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in North Dakota and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in North Dakota.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in North Dakota should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Ohio board to lead to licensure in Ohio.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with three or more years of experience under Kentucky certification may be able to obtain a Five-Year Professional license. Applicants without experience or Kentucky certification may be able to obtain a Four-Year Resident Educator license. An applicant may be able to obtain a license in a comparable teaching field, but additional Ohio coursework may be required. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Students who are interested in working in Ohio should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Ohio board to lead to licensure in Ohio. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Ohio. Students who are interested in working in Ohio should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification) program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Ohio board to lead to licensure in Ohio. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. An applicant with three or more years of experience under Kentucky certification may be able to obtain a Five-Year Professional license. Applicants without experience or Kentucky certification, but who have completed an educator preparation program, may be able to obtain a Four-Year Resident Educator license. An applicant may be able to obtain a license in a comparable teaching field, but additional Ohio coursework may be required, including the Ohio Teaching of Reading coursework requirements. Alternative certification is not accepted for Ohio certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Ohio should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Ohio board to lead to licensure in Ohio. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Ohio. An applicant with two or more years of teaching experience under Kentucky professional certification and who has completed an approved principal preparation program may be able to obtain a comparable Ohio principal license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Ohio should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Ohio board to lead to licensure in Ohio. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Ohio. An applicant who has at least three years of successful work experience under a Kentucky professional principal or administrative license and who has completed an approved superintendent preparation program may be able to obtain a comparable Ohio superintendent license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Ohio should contact the state board before enrolling in this program. 

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Ohio board to lead to licensure in Ohio. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Ohio. An applicant with three or more years of experience under Kentucky certification may be able to obtain a Five-Year Professional license. Applicants without experience or Kentucky certification may be able to obtain a Four-Year Resident Educator license. An applicant may be able to obtain a license in a comparable teaching field, but additional Ohio coursework may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Ohio should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Ohio. Students who are interested in working in Ohio should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Ohio board to lead to licensure in Ohio. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this stateAn applicant with three or more years of experience under Kentucky certification may be able to obtain a Five-Year Professional license. Applicants without experience or Kentucky certification may be able to obtain a Four-Year Resident Educator license. An applicant may be able to obtain a license in a comparable teaching field, but additional Ohio coursework may be required.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Ohio should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Ohio board to lead to licensure in Ohio. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this stateAn applicant with three or more years of experience under Kentucky certification may be able to obtain a Five-Year Professional license. Applicants without experience or Kentucky certification may be able to obtain a Four-Year Resident Educator license. An applicant may be able to obtain a license in a comparable teaching field, but additional Ohio coursework may be required. Alternative certification is not accepted for Ohio certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Ohio should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Ohio. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Ohio should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Ohio may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Ohio and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Ohio.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Ohio should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Oklahoma requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oklahoma board to lead to licensure in Oklahoma.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Provisional Certificate with a comparable Oklahoma certification area as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants who do not have KY certification will have their application reviewed by the board for determination.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Oklahoma should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.     

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oklahoma board to lead to licensure in Oklahoma. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in North Carolina. Students who are interested in working in North Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oklahoma board to lead to licensure in Oklahoma. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Provisional Certificate with a comparable Oklahoma certification area as an out-of-state applicant. Applicants who do not have KY certification will have their application reviewed by the board for determination. Alternative certification is not accepted for Oklahoma certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Oklahoma should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oklahoma board to lead to licensure in Oklahoma. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Oklahoma. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable Oklahoma certificate as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Oklahoma should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oklahoma board to lead to licensure in Oklahoma. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Oklahoma. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable Oklahoma certificate as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Oklahoma should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.     

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oklahoma board to lead to licensure in Oklahoma. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Oklahoma. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Provisional Certificate with a comparable Oklahoma endorsementThe board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Oklahoma should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • 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. 

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments: 

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oklahoma board to lead to licensure in Oklahoma. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Provisional Certificate with a comparable Oklahoma certification area. Applicants who do not have KY certification will have their application reviewed by the board for determination. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Oklahoma should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oklahoma board to lead to licensure in Oklahoma. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Provisional Certificate with a comparable Oklahoma certification area. Applicants who do not have KY certification will have their application reviewed by the board for determination. Alternative certification is not accepted for Oklahoma certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply.  Students who are interested in working in Oklahoma should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Oklahoma. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Oklahoma should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Oklahoma does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oregon board to lead to licensure in Oregon. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may qualify for an Oregon Reciprocal Teaching License with a comparable endorsement. Licensee holders have one year, before which they must qualify for the Oregon Preliminary or Professional Teaching license. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Oregon should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oregon board to lead to licensure in Oregon. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Oregon. Students who are interested in working in Oregon should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oregon board to lead to licensure in Oregon. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may qualify for an Oregon Reciprocal Teaching License with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Licensee holders have one year, before which they must qualify for the Oregon Preliminary or Professional Teaching license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Oregon certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Oregon should contact the state board before enrolling in the program

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oregon board to lead to licensure in Oregon. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Oregon. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may qualify for a comparable Oregon license as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Oregon should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oregon board to lead to licensure in Oregon. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Oregon. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may qualify for a comparable Oregon license as an out-of-state applicant. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Oregon should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • School Media Librarian: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oregon board to lead to licensure in Oregon. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Oregon. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may qualify for a comparable Oregon licensure.The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Oregon should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Oregon. Students who are interested in working in Oregon should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments 

    • Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oregon board to lead to licensure in Oregon.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may qualify for an Oregon Reciprocal Teaching License with a comparable endorsement. Licensee holders have one year, before which they must qualify for the Oregon Preliminary or Professional Teaching license. Please note that the Visually Impaired Endorsement (Preprimary through 12) is not a stand-alone endorsement and must be officially added to an existing preliminary, professional, teacher leader, or legacy teaching license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Oregon should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Oregon board to lead to licensure in Oregon.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may qualify for an Oregon Reciprocal Teaching License with a comparable endorsement. Licensee holders have one year, before which they must qualify for the Oregon Preliminary or Professional Teaching license. Please note that the Visually Impaired Endorsement (Preprimary through 12) is not a stand-alone endorsement and must be officially added to an existing preliminary, professional, teacher leader, or legacy teaching license. Alternative certification is not accepted for Oregon certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Oregon should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Oregon. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Oregon should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Oregon requires applicants to obtain a federal permit or license before they are eligible for state licensure – No formal education is required for most of these federal credentials.This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet the educational requirements to pursue licensure as a nurse practitioner in Pennsylvania. 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. However, Pennsylvania requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Pennsylvania board to lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may obtain a comparable Pennsylvania certification if the applicant has at least a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA, program completion and/or required coursework for certification, and student teaching/internship/practicum or field experience. Whether the student's out-of-state credential is sufficiently aligned with the PA certification will be determined by the board upon review. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.      

    • Teacher Leader programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Pennsylvania board to lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Pennsylvania. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Pennsylvania board to lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may obtain a comparable Pennsylvania certification if the applicant has at least a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA, program completion and/or required coursework for certification, and student teaching/internship/practicum or field experience. Whether the student's out-of-state credential is sufficiently aligned with the PA certification will be determined by the board upon review. Please note that special education certificates require a concurrent content area certificate for issuance. Thus, applicants would have to be eligible for a content area certificate. Alternative certification is not accepted for Pennsylvania certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Pennsylvania board to lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Pennsylvania. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for Kentucky professional certification may obtain a comparable Pennsylvania certification as an out-of-state applicant. Whether the student's out-of-state credential is sufficiently aligned with the PA certification will be determined by the board upon review. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.      

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Pennsylvania board to lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Pennsylvania. Applicants may obtain a comparable Pennsylvania certification if the applicant has completed an educator preparation program with student teaching. Whether the student's out-of-state credential is sufficiently aligned with the Pennsylvania certification will be determined by the board upon application. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Pennsylvania board to lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. The program does not meet the educational requirements for comparable licensure in Pennsylvania. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.       

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Pennsylvania. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Pennsylvania board to lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may obtain a comparable Pennsylvania certification if the applicant has at least a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA, program completion and/or required coursework for certification, and student teaching/internship/practicum or field experience. Whether the student's out-of-state credential is sufficiently aligned with the PA certification will be determined by the board upon review. Special Education certificates require a concurrent content area certificate for issuance. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Pennsylvania board to lead to licensure in Pennsylvania. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may obtain a comparable Pennsylvania certification if the applicant has at least a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA, program completion and/or required coursework for certification, and student teaching/internship/practicum or field experience. Whether the student's out-of-state credential is sufficiently aligned with the PA certification will be determined by the board upon review. Special Education certificates require a concurrent content area certificate for issuance. Alternative certification is not accepted for Pennsylvania certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Pennsylvania. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Pennsylvania should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Pennsylvania does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
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 programs meet 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. 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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Rhode Island requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Rhode Island board to lead to licensure in Rhode Island. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn a Full Certificate in a comparable subject area. Additional assessments may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Rhode Island should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Rhode Island board to lead to licensure in Rhode Island. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Rhode Island. Students who are interested in working in Pennsylvania should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Rhode Island board to lead to licensure in Rhode Island.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with or eligible for Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Full Certificate in a comparable subject area as an out-of-state applicant. Special Education certificates are issued to those with a certificate in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary education certificates as appropriate to their grade level. Additional assessments may be required. Alternative certification is not accepted for Rhode Island certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Rhode Island should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Rhode Island board to lead to licensure in Rhode Island. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Rhode Island. Applicants who have a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to earn a comparable Rhode Island certificate. Additional assessments may be required.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Rhode Island should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • School Media Librarian: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Rhode Island board to lead to licensure in Rhode Island. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Rhode Island. Applicants may be able to earn a Full Certificate in a comparable subject area. Additional assessments may be required. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Rhode Island should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent:  This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Rhode Island board to lead to licensure in Rhode Island. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Rhode Island. Applicants who have a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to earn a comparable Rhode Island certificate. Additional assessments may be required.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Rhode Island should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.      

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Rhode Island. Students who are interested in working in Rhode Island should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Rhode Island board to lead to licensure in Rhode Island. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn a Full Certificate in a comparable subject area. Additional assessments may be required. Special Education certificates are issued to those with a certificate in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, All Grades, education certificates as appropriate to their grade level. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Rhode Island should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Rhode Island board to lead to licensure in Rhode Island. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with KY professional certification may be able to earn a Full Certificate in a comparable subject area as an out of state applicant. Special Education certificates are issued to those with a certificate in Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, All Grades, education certificates as appropriate to their grade level. Alternative certification is not accepted for Rhode Island certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Rhode Island should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   
       

 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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Rhode Island. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Rhode Island should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 
Explosives and Blasting
  • Rhode Island does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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.However, South Carolina requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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. 

  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Carolina board to lead to licensure in South Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an initial certification in a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state applicant. South Carolina applicants who are interested in this program must request a Formal Program Approval to the SC Department of Education. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Carolina board to lead to licensure in South Carolina. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in South Carolina. Students who are interested in working in South Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Carolina board to lead to licensure in South Carolina.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an initial certification in a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state applicant. Alternative certification is not accepted for South Carolina certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. South Carolina applicants who are interested in this program must request a Formal Program Approval to the SC Department of Education. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply.    

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Carolina board to lead to licensure in South Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in South Carolina. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an a comparable South Carolina certificate with a comparable leadership field as an out-of-state applicant. South Carolina applicants who are interested in this program must request a Formal Program Approval to the SC Department of Education.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Carolina board to lead to licensure in South Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in South Carolina. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an a comparable South Carolina certificate with a comparable leadership field as an out-of-state applicant. South Carolina applicants who are interested in this program must request a Formal Program Approval to the SC Department of Education.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Carolina board to lead to licensure in South Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in South Carolina. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an initial certification in a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state applicant. South Carolina applicants who are interested in this program must request a Formal Program Approval to the SC Department of Education.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in South Carolina. Students who are interested in working in South Carolina should contact the state board before enrolling in this program. 

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Carolina board to lead to licensure in South Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an initial certification in a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state applicant. South Carolina applicants who are interested in this program must request a Formal Program Approval to the SC Department of Education. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Carolina board to lead to licensure in South Carolina. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an initial certification in a comparable teaching area as an out-of-state applicant. Alternative certification is not accepted for South Carolina certification. South Carolina applicants who are interested in this program must request a Formal Program Approval to the SC Department of Education. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may apply.   

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including South Carolina. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in South Carolina should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • South Carolina does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, South Dakota requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Dakota board to lead to licensure in South Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a provisional South Dakota teacher certificate with a comparable endorsement. Preparations and endorsements may be added based on a review of the out-of-state certificate and the equivalent South Dakota preparations and endorsements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as application fees, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in South Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Dakota board to lead to licensure in South Dakota. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in South Dakota. Students who are interested in working in South Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Dakota board to lead to licensure in South Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a provisional South Dakota teacher certificate with a comparable endorsement. Preparations and endorsements may be added based on a review of the out-of-state certificate and the equivalent South Dakota preparations and endorsements. Alternative certification is not accepted for South Dakota certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, application fees, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in South Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Dakota board to lead to licensure in South Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in South Dakota. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a provisional South Dakota administrator certificatePreparations and endorsements may be added based on a review of the out-of-state certificate and the equivalent South Dakota preparations and endorsements.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as application fees, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in South Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Dakota board to lead to licensure in South Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in South Dakota. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a provisional South Dakota administrator certificate. Preparations and endorsements may be added based on a review of the out-of-state certificate and the equivalent South Dakota preparations and endorsements.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as application fees, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in South Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • School Media Librarian: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Dakota board to lead to licensure in South Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in South Dakota. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a provisional South Dakota teacher certificate with a comparable endorsement. Preparations and endorsements may be added based on a review of the out-of-state certificate and the equivalent South Dakota preparations and endorsements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as application fees, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in South Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in South Dakota. Students who are interested in working in South Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Dakota board to lead to licensure in South Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a provisional South Dakota teacher certificate with a comparable endorsement. Preparations and endorsements may be added based on a review of the out-of-state certificate and the equivalent South Dakota preparations and endorsements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as application fees, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in South Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the South Dakota board to lead to licensure in South Dakota. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a provisional South Dakota teacher certificate with a comparable endorsement. Preparations and endorsements may be added based on a review of the out-of-state certificate and the equivalent South Dakota preparations and endorsements. Alternative certification is not accepted for South Dakota certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as application fees, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in South Dakota should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including South Dakota. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in South Dakota should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • South Dakota does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Tennessee board to lead to licensure in Tennessee. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed an educator preparation program and are eligible for or have a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a practitioner license with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Alternative certification is not accepted for Tennessee certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Tennessee should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Tennessee board to lead to licensure in Tennessee.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed an educator preparation program and are eligible for or have a valid KY professional certification may be able to earn a practitioner license with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Tennessee should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Tennessee board to lead to licensure in Tennessee. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Tennessee. Students who are interested in working in Tennessee should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Tennessee board to lead to licensure in Tennessee. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Tennessee. Applicants who have completed an educator preparation program and are eligible for or have a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Instructional Leader License. The license requires three years of pre-K-12 educational experience. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Tennessee should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Tennessee board to lead to licensure in Tennessee. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Tennessee. Applicants who have completed an educator preparation program and are eligible for or have a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn an Instructional Leader License. The license requires three years of pre-K-12 educational experience. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Tennessee should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Tennessee board to lead to licensure in Tennessee. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Tennessee. Applicants who have completed an educator preparation program and are eligible for or have a valid KY professional certification may be able to earn a practitioner license with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Tennessee should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Tennessee. Students who are interested in working in Tennessee should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Tennessee board to lead to licensure in Tennessee. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed an educator preparation program and are eligible for or have a valid KY professional certification may be able to earn a practitioner license with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Tennessee should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Tennessee board to lead to licensure in Tennessee. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed an educator preparation program and are eligible for or have a valid KY professional certification may be able to earn a practitioner license with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Tennessee certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Tennessee should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

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 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.
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.

 

Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Tennessee. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Tennessee should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 
Explosives and Blasting
  • Tennessee does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Texas requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Certification:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Texas board to lead to licensure in Texas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Texas educator certificate with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Texas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Texas board to lead to licensure in Texas. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Texas. Students who are interested in working in Texas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Texas board to lead to licensure in Texas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Texas educator certificate with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Alternative certification is not accepted for Texas certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Texas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Texas board to lead to licensure in Texas. This program does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Texas.  Students who are interested in working in Texas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • School Media Librarian Program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Texas board to lead to licensure in Texas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Texas. Applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Texas educator certificate with a comparable endorsement through a review of credentials. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Texas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Texas board to lead to licensure in Texas. This program does not meet the educational requirements for licensure in Texas.  Students who are interested in working in Texas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program. 

  • Teacher Leadership Endorsement

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Texas. Students who are interested in working in Texas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Texas board to lead to licensure in Texas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Texas educator certificate with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Texas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Texas board to lead to licensure in Texas. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicant with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Texas educator certificate with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for Texas certification. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Texas should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

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.

 

Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Texas. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Texas should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Texas may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Texas and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Texas.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Texas should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Utah. 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. However, Utah requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:
    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Utah board to lead to licensure in Utah. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Utah Out-of-State (OOS) license with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Utah prescribed assessments may be required for the endorsement. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Utah should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   
    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Utah board to lead to licensure in Utah. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Utah. Students who are interested in working in Utah should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  
  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Utah board to lead to licensure in Utah. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Utah Out-of-State (OOS) license with a comparable endorsement. Alternative certification is not accepted for Utah certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Utah prescribed assessments may be required for the endorsement. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Utah should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.      

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Utah board to lead to licensure in Utah. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Utah. Students who are interested in working in Utah should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Utah board to lead to licensure in Utah. The program does not meet the educational requirements for administrative licensure in Utah. Students who are interested in working in Utah should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Utah board to lead to licensure in Utah. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Utah. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Utah Out-of-State (OOS) license with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Utah prescribed assessments may be required for the endorsement. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Utah should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Utah. Students who are interested in working in Utah should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Graduate Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Utah board to lead to licensure in Utah. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Utah Out-of-State (OOS) license with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Utah prescribed assessments may be required for the endorsement. Please note that the Blind and Visual Impairments Endorsement must be attached to a Utah Special Education or Preschool Special Education license Utah prescribed assessments may be required for the endorsement. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Utah should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.     

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Utah board to lead to licensure in Utah. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a Utah Out-of-State (OOS) license with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Utah prescribed assessments may be required for the endorsement. Please note that the Blind and Visual Impairments Endorsement must be attached to a Utah Special Education or Preschool Special Education license Utah prescribed assessments may be required for the endorsement. Alternative certification is not accepted for Utah certification. Additional requirements, such as assessments, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Utah should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Utah. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Utah should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Utah may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Utah and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Utah.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Utah should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet the educational requirements to pursue licensure as an advanced practice registered nurse in Vermont. 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 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Vermont board to lead to licensure in Vermont. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification or who have completed an educator preparation program may be able to earn an Initial Level 1 License with a comparable endorsement based on practicum and student teaching experience. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Vermont should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Vermont board to lead to licensure in Vermont. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Vermont. Students who are interested in working in Vermont should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Vermont board to lead to licensure in Vermont. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification or who have completed an educator preparation program may be able to earn an Initial Level 1 License with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant based on practicum and student teaching experience. Alternative certification is not accepted for Vermont certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. May apply. Students who are interested in working in Vermont should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Vermont board to lead to licensure in Vermont. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Utah. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification or who have completed an educator preparation program may be able to earn a comparable license in VermontThe board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. May apply. Students who are interested in working in Vermont should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Vermont board to lead to licensure in Vermont. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Utah. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification or who have completed an educator preparation program may be able to earn a comparable license in Vermont. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. May apply. Students who are interested in working in Vermont should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Vermont board to lead to licensure in Vermont. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Utah. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification or who have completed an educator preparation program may be able to earn an Initial Level 1 License with a comparable endorsement based on practicum and student teaching experience. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. May apply. Students who are interested in working in Vermont should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Vermont. Students who are interested in working in Vermont should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments

    • Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Vermont board to lead to licensure in Vermont.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification or who have completed an educator preparation program may be able to earn an Initial Level 1 License with a comparable endorsement based on practicum and student teaching experience. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. May apply. Students who are interested in working in Vermont should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Vermont board to lead to licensure in Vermont.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certification or who have completed an educator preparation program may be able to earn an Initial Level 1 License with a comparable endorsement based on practicum and student teaching experience. Alternative certification is not accepted for Vermont certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Vermont should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Vermont. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Vermont should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Vermont does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
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 programs meet 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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Virginia requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programsThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Virginia board to lead to licensure in Virginia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid KY professional certification may qualify for a Virginia teaching license with a comparable endorsement.  Professional teacher's assessments prescribed by the Board of Education must be satisfied. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Virginia board to lead to licensure in Virginia. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Virginia. Students who are interested in working in Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Virginia board to lead to licensure in Virginia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certification may qualify for a Virginia teaching license with a comparable endorsement. Professional teacher's assessments prescribed by the Board of Education must be satisfied. Alternative certification is not accepted for Virginia certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Virginia board to lead to licensure in Virginia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Virginia. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid KY professional certification may qualify for a comparable Virginia license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Professional teacher's assessments prescribed by the Board of Education must be satisfied. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Virginia board to lead to licensure in Virginia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Virginia. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid KY professional certification may qualify for a comparable Virginia license.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Professional teacher's assessments prescribed by the Board of Education must be satisfied. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • School Media Librarian: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Virginia board to lead to licensure in Virginia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Virginia. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid KY professional certification may qualify for a Virginia teaching license with a comparable endorsement. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Professional teacher's assessments prescribed by the Board of Education must be satisfied. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Virginia. Students who are interested in working in Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments: 

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Virginia board to lead to licensure in Virginia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid KY professional certification may qualify for a Virginia teaching license with a comparable endorsement.  Professional teacher's assessments prescribed by the Board of Education must be satisfied.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Alternative programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Virginia board to lead to licensure in Virginia.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid KY professional certification may qualify for a Virginia teaching license with a comparable endorsement.  Professional teacher's assessments prescribed by the Board of Education must be satisfied. Alternative certification is not accepted for Virginia certification.  The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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.

 

Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Virginia. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Virginia should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Virginia may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Virginia and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Virginia.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Virginia should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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. However, Washington requires completion of a graduate or post-graduate nursing education program accredited by a nationally nursing accrediting body. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Washington board to lead to licensure in Washington. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with or eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to earn a Residency Teacher Out-of-State certification. A comparable endorsement may be added by a completed educator preparation program, and OSPI approved assessment. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Washington should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Washington board to lead to licensure in Washington. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Washington. Students who are interested in working in Washington should contact the state board before enrolling in this program. 

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Washington board to lead to licensure in Washington.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with or eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to earn a Residency Teacher Out-of-State certification. A comparable endorsement may be added by a completed educator preparation program, and OSPI approved assessment. Applicants with an Out-of-State Teaching Certificate in Special Education must meet Washington Dual Endorsement Requirements. Alternative certification is not accepted for Washington certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Washington should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

  • Educational Leadership School Principal: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Washington board to lead to licensure in Washington. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Washington. Applicants with or eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to earn a comparable Residency Principle Certificate in Washington. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Washington should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Washington board to lead to licensure in Washington. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Washington. Applicants with or eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to earn a comparable superintendent certificate in Washington. This certificate requires at least three years of full-time experience and other special Washington requirements. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Washington should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Washington board to lead to licensure in Washington. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Washington. Applicants with or eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to earn a Residency Teacher Out-of-State certification. A comparable endorsement may be added by a completed educator preparation program, and OSPI approved assessment. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Other requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may be required. Students who are interested in working in Washington should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Washington. Students who are interested in working in Washington should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairment: 

    • ​Graduate Initial, Additional, and Alternative programs: There is no equivalent licensure or endorsement in the state of Washington. Students who are interested in working in Washington should contact the state board before enrolling in the program. 

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Washington. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Washington should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Washington requires applicants to obtain a federal permit or license before they are eligible for state licensure – No formal education is required for most of these federal credentials.This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the West Virginia board to lead to licensure in West Virginia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn initial teaching certification. A comparable endorsement can be added to certification by an approved Praxis examination or based on institutional recommendation. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for West Virginia certification. Students who are interested in working in West Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the West Virginia board to lead to licensure in West Virginia. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in West Virginia. Students who are interested in working in West Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the West Virginia board to lead to licensure in West Virginia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn initial teaching certification as an out-of-state applicant. A comparable endorsement can be added to certification by an approved Praxis examination or based on institutional recommendation. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Alternative certification is not accepted for West Virginia certification. Students who are interested in working in West Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.      

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the West Virginia board to lead to licensure in West Virginia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in West Virginia. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable West Virginia license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Students who are interested in working in West Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the West Virginia board to lead to licensure in West Virginia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in West Virginia. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable West Virginia license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Students who are interested in working in West Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the West Virginia board to lead to licensure in West Virginia. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in West Virginia. Applicants who have completed the educator preparation program and have or are eligible for a valid Kentucky professional certification may be able to earn a comparable teaching certificate in West Virginia.The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in West Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in West Virginia. Students who are interested in working in West Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • Graduate Initial, Additional, and Alternative programs: There is no equivalent licensure or endorsement in the state of West Virginia. Students who are interested in working in West Virginia should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including West Virginia. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in West Virginia should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 
Explosives and Blasting
  • West Virginia may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in West Virginia and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in West Virginia.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in West Virginia should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs. Wisconsin requires nurses to be nationally certified. Wisconsin also requires completion of 45 contact hours in pharmacology/therapeutics in advanced practice nursing; this is not included within the DNP programs. Therefore, the DNP programs do not meet the educational requirements for state licensure in Wisconsin. 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. However, Wisconsin requires completion of 45 contact hours in pharmacology/therapeutics in advanced practice nursing; this is not included within the APRN programs. Therefore, the post-graduate APRN certificate program does not meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wisconsin board to lead to licensure in Wisconsin. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to pursue an initial Wisconsin license. Upon application review, DPI will determine which license an applicant is currently eligible for. If an applicant is not eligible for the license for which they applied, DPI will issue the most similar license for which they are eligible. This may be a One-Year License with Stipulations, a License Based on Reciprocity or a Five-Year Long-Term Substitute license. Please note that Wisconsin requires additional weeks of student teaching. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wisconsin should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wisconsin board to lead to licensure in Wisconsin. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Wisconsin. Students who are interested in working in Wisconsin should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wisconsin board to lead to licensure in Wisconsin. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.  Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to pursue an initial Wisconsin license. Upon application review, DPI will determine which license an applicant is currently eligible for. If an applicant is not eligible for the license for which they applied, DPI will issue the most similar license for which they are eligible. This may be a One-Year License with Stipulations, a License Based on Reciprocity or a Five-Year Long-Term Substitute license. Please note that Wisconsin requires additional weeks of student teaching. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Alternative certification is not accepted for Wisconsin certification. Students who are interested in working in Wisconsin should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • Educational Leadership School Principalship Certificate: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wisconsin board to lead to licensure in Wisconsin. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to pursue a comparable Wisconsin license with some stipulations. Please note that Wisconsin requires additional weeks of student teaching. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may applyStudents who are interested in working in Wisconsin should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wisconsin board to lead to licensure in Wisconsin. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to pursue a comparable Wisconsin license with some stipulations. Please note that Wisconsin requires additional weeks of student teaching. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wisconsin should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.    

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wisconsin board to lead to licensure in Wisconsin. Therefore, the University fo Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wisconsin. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to pursue an initial Wisconsin license. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  If an applicant is not eligible for the license for which they applied, DPI will issue the most similar license for which they are eligible. This may be a One-Year License with Stipulations, a License Based on Reciprocity or a Five-Year Long-Term Substitute license. Please note that Wisconsin requires additional weeks of student teaching. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wisconsin should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.   

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special Education: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Wisconsin. Students who are interested in working in Wisconsin should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • ​Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wisconsin board to lead to licensure in Wisconsin. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to pursue an initial Wisconsin license. Upon application review, DPI will determine which license an applicant is currently eligible for. If an applicant is not eligible for the license for which they applied, DPI will issue the most similar license for which they are eligible. This may be a One-Year License with Stipulations, a License Based on Reciprocity or a Five-Year Long-Term Substitute license. Please note that Wisconsin requires additional weeks of student teaching. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Alternative certification is not accepted for Wisconsin certification. Students who are interested in working in Wisconsin should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wisconsin board to lead to licensure in Wisconsin. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants with valid Kentucky professional certificate may be able to pursue an initial Wisconsin license. Upon application review, DPI will determine which license an applicant is currently eligible for. If an applicant is not eligible for the license for which they applied, DPI will issue the most similar license for which they are eligible. This may be a One-Year License with Stipulations, a License Based on Reciprocity or a Five-Year Long-Term Substitute license. Please note that Wisconsin requires additional weeks of student teaching. Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Alternative certification is not accepted for Wisconsin certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Students who are interested in working in Wisconsin should contact the state board before enrolling in the program.     

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Wisconsin. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Wisconsin should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Wisconsin does not require completion of a specific formal education program to obtain a professional credential to engage in operations involving the use of blasting and or explosives. Generally, an exam, training and or experience requirements apply. The levels of professional licensure, certification and registration that the applicant will be eligible for will vary. ​This information does not apply to the manufacturing or retail sale or purchase of explosives, as these activities may have different requirements.
 
Medical Laboratory Science

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 DNP programs are accredited graduate nursing programs and meet 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
  • Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education:

    • ​Undergraduate and Graduate Initial programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wyoming board to lead to licensure in Wyoming.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn a Wyoming teaching license with a comparable endorsement. Additional Wyoming coursework and assessments may be required. Applicants do not have to obtain licensure in Kentucky; however, they must be eligible for Kentucky licensure, including the completion of Kentucky required testing. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wyoming should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

    • Teacher Leader program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wyoming board to lead to licensure in Wyoming. The Teacher Leader in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Wyoming. Students who are interested in working in Wyoming should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership School PrincipalThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wyoming board to lead to licensure in Wyoming.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wyoming. Applicants may be able to earn a Wyoming license with a comparable endorsement as an out of state applicant. Additional Wyoming coursework and assessments may be required. Applicants do not have to obtain licensure in Kentucky; however, they must be eligible for Kentucky licensure, including the completion of Kentucky required testing. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wyoming should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

  • Educational Leadership Superintendent: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wyoming board to lead to licensure in Wyoming.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wyoming. Applicants may be able to earn a Wyoming license with a comparable endorsement as an out of state applicant. Additional Wyoming coursework and assessments may be required. Applicants do not have to obtain licensure in Kentucky; however, they must be eligible for Kentucky licensure, including the completion of Kentucky required testing. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification.  Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wyoming should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.   

  • Moderate and Severe Disabilities (Alternative Certification): This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wyoming board to lead to licensure in Wyoming.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn a Wyoming teaching license with a comparable endorsement as an out-of-state applicant. Additional Wyoming coursework and assessments may be required. Applicants do not have to obtain licensure in Kentucky; however, they must be eligible for Kentucky licensure, including the completion of Kentucky required testing. Alternative certification is not accepted for Wyoming certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wyoming should contact the state board before enrolling in this program. 

  • School Media LibrarianThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wyoming board to lead to licensure in Wyoming. Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in Wyoming. Applicants may be able to earn a Wyoming teaching license with a comparable endorsement. Additional Wyoming coursework and assessments may be required. Applicants do not have to obtain licensure in Kentucky; however, they must be eligible for Kentucky licensure, including the completion of Kentucky required testing. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wyoming should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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

  • Teacher Leadership in Special EducationThis educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue rank change in Kentucky. The Teacher Leader in Special Education does not lead to any additional licensure or advancement in Wyoming. Students who are interested in working in Wyoming should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.

  • Teacher Preparation Program in Visual Impairments:

    • Graduate Initial and Additional programs: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wyoming board to lead to licensure in Wyoming.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn a Wyoming teaching license with a comparable endorsement. Additional Wyoming coursework and assessments may be required. Applicants do not have to obtain licensure in Kentucky; however, they must be eligible for Kentucky licensure, including the completion of Kentucky required testing. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wyoming should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

    • Alternative program: This educator preparation program is designed to prepare students to pursue licensure in Kentucky and is not approved by the Wyoming board to lead to licensure in Wyoming.  Therefore, the University of Kentucky cannot determine whether the program meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state. Applicants may be able to earn a Wyoming teaching license with a comparable endorsement. Additional Wyoming coursework and assessments may be required. Applicants do not have to obtain licensure in Kentucky; however, they must be eligible for Kentucky licensure, including the completion of Kentucky required testing. Alternative certification is not accepted for Wyoming certification. The board will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding certification. Additional requirements, such as examinations, background checks, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in working in Wyoming should contact the state board before enrolling in this program.  

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.
Clinical Psychology
  • The PhD program in clinical pyschology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of American Psychological Association and by the Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System, and is a member of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science. The program meets educational requirements to obtain professional licensure/certification in all states, including Wyoming. Licensure and certification levels vary.

*The governing state board or agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding professional licensure/certification. Additional requirements such as qualifying examinations; background checks; fees; internships; additional training, experience and coursework; etc. apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Wyoming should contact the appropriate state board or agency before enrolling in a program. Please click on the 'clinical psychology' link above to visit the board's website.

 

Explosives and Blasting
  • Wyoming may require that applicants either receive training from a pre-approved program or complete specific areas of instruction. However, substantially similar training programs or coursework may be eligible for recognitiion upon request and review by application. University of Kentucky’s Explosives and Blasting Graduate Certificate is not considered an approved program in Wyoming and it is unclear whether the courses offered would be equivalent to meet curricula requirements.Therefore, it cannot be determined whether the program meets educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure or certification in Wyoming.

*The governing state agency will evaluate each application in its entirety to make a final decision regarding the professional credential. Additional requirements such as qualifying exams; background checks; fees; additional training, experience and or coursework; etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in Wyoming should contact the applicable state agency before enrolling in the program.

 

Medical Laboratory Science

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.