Licensure Disclosure Statements
Federal Regulations, under 34 §C.F.R. 668.43, requires 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.
The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) provides students with the opportunity to earn a graduate degree in athletic training, which will allow students to sit for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainer’s (BOC) examination. The Master of Science in Athletic Training meets the requirements for licensure in Virginia and all US states and territories except: Alabama, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Washington. More information one each of these states can be found at the link below. Athletic trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health care professionals.
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.
The Master of Science degree in Counseling and Human Development, School Counseling Concentration, prepares highly trained and competent school counselors to effectively serve the K-12 population. Completion of this program will allow students to apply for licensure as a professional school counselor in the state of Virginia. It has yet to be determined if the Counselor Education program meet licensing or certification requirements in other states and Territories, More information about national certification requirements can be found at www.schoolcounselor.org/About-School-Counseling/State-Requirements-Programs/State-Licensure-Requirements.
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 NASDTE 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
For the Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner, completion of the degree program will allow students to be eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia. No determination has yet been made whether the program’s curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure in other states. More information about each state’s educational requirements please visit NCSBN at https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm
The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science prepares students for the national certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Some jurisdictions require licensure in addition to certification. The Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science meets the requirements for licensure in the following states: California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia. No determination has been made for Hawaii, Nevada, or Puerto Rico.
The Medical Laboratory Science certificate program prepares students for the national certification exam administered by the American Society of Clinical Pathology. No determination has yet been made about whether or not the certificate program meets the educational requirements for licensure.
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. More information about national nursing compact requirements can be found at www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-compact.htm.
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.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Services with a concentration in Paramedic upon successful completion of the program will allow students to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It has yet to be determined if the Emergency Services program meet licensing or certification requirements in other states and Territories. More information concerning state and national registry of EMTs please visit https://www.nremt.org/resources/state-ems-offices More information about national registry requirements can be found at www.NREMT.org.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Radford University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE; https://www.capteonline.org/). All states and U.S. territories require a degree from an approved program and passage of the national exam. Some states also require a jurisprudence assessment, not limited to: 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.
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.
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. More information about national nursing compact requirements can be found at www.nctrc.org/about-certification/ctrs-the-qualified-provider/.
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
The PMHNP graduate certificate will prepare the advanced practice nurse (APN) with the expertise and skills to diagnose and treat individuals suffering with psychiatric and mental health disorders. Upon completion of the approved courses, the certificate seeking students will be eligible to take the PMHNP American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification exam. More information about national certification requirements can be found at www.nursingworld.org/our-certifications/
The Respiratory Therapy program, CoARC program number 200312, baccalaureate degree, Radford University Carilion is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), www.coarc.com. Graduates therefore are eligible for licensure in any state with a licensure requirement.
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: Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia.
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: Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, 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: District of Columbia, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee. More information about national certification requirements can be found at www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/school-psychology-credentialing-resources.
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. More information about national certification requirements can be found at www.onlinemswprograms.com/resources/social-work-state-licensing-boards/.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders (COSD) graduate program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The graduate program provides students the opportunity to achieve the knowledge and skills outcomes required for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) through ASHA once they have successfully completed a post-graduate clinical fellowship totaling 1260 hours and passed the national certification exam in speech-language pathology obtain the certification. ASHA certification meets or exceeds state licensing requirements in all 50 states
Some states require additional clinical or educational requirements to work in the school systems beyond the ASHA-CCC-SLP such as a minimum number of clinical hours training in a school system or additional coursework. These requirements can be met while enrolled in the graduate program at Radford University through individualized academic advising and fieldwork placement. States with additional SLP licensing requirements to practice in the schools include: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, and Wisconsin. More information about national certification requirements can be found at www.asha.org/advocacy/state/.