Licensure Disclosure Statements

Federal Regulations require disclosure to students located out of state if the degree offered at Radford University will be recognized as meeting the educational requirements of a state’s professional licensing board.

Radford University offers a number of programs leading to professional licensure listed below. All of these meet requirements for licensure in Virginia. A disclosure statement is provided regarding meeting educational requirements for licensure in other jurisdictions. Jurisdictions may have other requirements beyond educational preparation to obtain licensure.  For some programs a determination has not yet been made and is pending further research.

Athletic Training

No determination has yet been made whether the program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other states. Research is being conducted.

Counseling Psychology

The Counseling Psychology program, Psy.D.  is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The following states accept APA accredited doctoral programs as meeting the educational requirements for licensure in that state:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.

The following states require additional education and experience in addition to graduation from an APA accredited program to meet the educational requirements for licensure in that state:

Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin.

Counselor Education

No determination has yet been made whether the program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other states. Research is being conducted.

Educator Licensure

Radford University offers numerous programs leading to educational licensure: Elementary Education, Middle School Education, Secondary Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Mathematics, Physics, Social Studies), Art Education, Music Education, Dance Education, Foreign Language Education (Spanish), Health/Physical Education, Special Education, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Early Childhood Special Education. Virginia participates in the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). The NASDTEC Interstate Agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the Agreement.  Eight states have full reciprocity that allows a teacher licensed in Virginia to become licensed in that state without any further requirements - Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, and Oklahoma. All other jurisdictions that participate in the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement  may choose to have additional requirements for educators who are coming from another jurisdiction.  These additional requirements are known as “Jurisdiction Specific Requirements” (JSRs).  Most times these additional requirements vary upon the educator’s years of experience.  Contact the office of certification in any state to which you may be relocating to get the most accurate information on certification requirements. The NASDTEC maintains a list of these offices. The four states that do not participate are New Mexico, New York, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Family Nurse Practitioner

No determination has yet been made whether the program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other states. Research is being conducted.

Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and prepares students for the national certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Several jurisdictions require licensure in addition to certification – California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Tennessee, West Virginia and Puerto Rico. The ASCP provides contact information for the health departments in these locations.

Nurse Executive Leadership

No determination has yet been made whether the program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other states. Research is being conducted.

Nursing

The Nursing Licensure Compact is an agreement among states that allows nurses licensed in a compact state to practice in other state. Virginia participates in the agreement so that nurses licensed in Virginia can practice in these other states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

States that do not belong to the compact may have additional requirements for licensure than provided for in the Radford University educational program. These are: Alaska, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington. 

For non-compact states and for students not first licensed in Virginia, no determination has yet been made whether the program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other jurisdictions. Research is being conducted.

Occupational Therapy

Graduates of the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) program will be eligible to sit for the Certification Examination for the Occupational Therapist, administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT).  In addition, all states including Virginia, require a license to practice. State licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination and graduation from an Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy (ACOTE) accredited program. The MOT at Radford University is ACOTE accredited. The following states have additional educational requirements beyond the MOT and board certification: Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan.   

Paramedic

The Emergency Services Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Students whom successfully complete the program requirements for Paramedic Certification are eligible to sit for the National Registry of EMTs (NREMT) Paramedic Certification Exam.  Currently, all 50 states have a reciprocal process to obtain state certification/licensure for those holding a valid NREMT issued Paramedic certification.

Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Radford University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). All states require a degree from an approved program and passage of the national exam. Some states also require a jurisprudence assessment: Alaska, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Maryland, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming. Candidates for licensure can find more information about other licensure requirements at the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Physician Assistant

The Physician Assistant (PA) Program at Radford University is accredited by the ARC-PA, and therefore meets requirements for students to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Examination (PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).  All states require that an initial licensee for PA practice pass the PANCE.  Some states have additional educational requirements for licensure: Louisiana, Maine, Maryland Michigan, Mississippi. Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Washington and West Virginia. The Physician Assistant program provides a state-by-state listing of additional educational requirements for these states, as well as other requirements for applying for state licensures.  

Recreational Therapy

Students who successfully complete the Recreational Therapy program are eligible to sit for the national credentialing exam.  Students who pass this exam earn the CRTS credential and can practice in any of the 50 states.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Program at Radford University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). This graduate-level nursing specialty concentration meets the criteria established by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). Upon successful completion of the approved courses, DNP graduates are eligible to take the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by ANCC.

The Post-Master’s Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate Program is additionally approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS- COC) and meets the criteria established by the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). Upon successful completion of the approved courses, the Post-Master’s PMHNP certificate recipients are eligible to take the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner certification examination offered by ANCC.

After obtaining National Certification, the Radford University graduate or certificate holder will be required to maintain an RN license, as well as NP licensure, within the states where advanced nursing care is to be practiced. Nurse Practitioner graduates and certificate holders from Radford University School of Nursing, who have passed the National NP Certification exam, are eligible to apply for licensure in any state within the U.S. However, individual states may have additional educational requirements for NP licensure in addition to the preparation provided by Radford University. No determination has yet been made whether the program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other states. Research is being conducted.

Respiratory Therapist

The Respiratory Therapy program at Radford University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Graduates therefore are eligible for licensure in any state with a licensure requirement.

School Psychology

The School Psychology Program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. Graduates from the program will be eligible for licensure/certification as a school psychologist in the following states: District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, and Texas.

The School Psychology program meets content and experiential learning requirements for licensure in the following states, however in order to obtain licensure/certification as a school psychologist in these states, students would also need to earn a minimum score of 147 on the Praxis-II content exam: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Some states require additional coursework and/or testing (typically a reading, writing, and math basic skills test) in order to obtain licensure/certification: Alaska, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Washington. 

Social Work

Social work regulatory boards require that social work degrees must be obtained from programs of social work that are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Both the BSW and MSW at Radford University are accredited by CSWE and therefore meet the educational requirements to become a licensed social worker in other states. Some states may have requirements beyond the educational requirements in order to be licensed.

Speech-language pathology

No determination has yet been made whether the program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other states. Research is being conducted.