Kent State University is authorized to operate in New Jersey through mutual participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). Kent State's approval for institutional participation was granted by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) in September 2015.

Licensing Agency

New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education

Professional Board Licensure

Accounting Board

National

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy NASBA

State

New Jersey State Board of Accountancy

Completion of Kent State’s AACSB International-accredited Master of Science in Accounting program meets educational requirements to sit for the CPA exam in New Jersey. Please refer to the most recent academic requirements for admission to the CPA exam issued by your state.

Architect Board

National

National Council on Architectural Registration Boards

State

New Jersey State Board of Architects

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture program meets educational requirements to apply for registration or licensure as an architect in New Jersey.

Bar Admission Office

National

National Conference of Bar Examiners

American Bar Association (ABA)

State

New Jersey Board of Bar Examiners

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the ABA-accredited Paralegal Studies-B.A. or Paralegal Studies Undergraduate Certificate programs meet state educational requirements to work as a paralegal in New Jersey.

Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board

National

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

Association of Marriage & Family Therapy Regulatory Boards (AMFTRB)

State

New Jersey Professional Counselor Examiners Committee

New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners

New Jersey State Board of Marriage and Family Therapy Examiners

Professional Counselor

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the Addictions Counseling Graduate Certificate, Addictions Counseling Undergraduate Certificate, and CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling-M.Ed. programs meet educational requirements to apply for a Professional Counselor license in New Jersey.

Social Work

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the Human Services-A.A.S. program meets educational requirements to apply for a Social Worker Assistant license, Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant I & II, or Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in New Jersey.

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the Behavioral Intervention Specialist Graduate Certificate and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Undergraduate Certificate programs meet educational requirements to apply for a Social Worker license in New Jersey.

Dietetics Board

National

Commission on Dietetic Registration

State

New Jersey does not require state licensure or certification to work as a dietitian.

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the ACEND-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nutrition program meets educational requirements to apply for a Dietitian license in New Jersey.

Completion of Kent State’s ACEND-accredited Master of Science in Nutrition, Dietetic Internship Concentration program meets educational requirements to practice dietetics in the state of New Jersey.

Educator Licensure or Certification Agencies

National

National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC)

State

State of New Jersey Department of Education

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the educator licensure programs meet requirements to apply for a license, certification or endorsement in New Jersey.

Landscape Architects Board

National

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

State

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (Landscape Architect)

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the LAAB-accredited Landscape Architecture-M.LA I program meets educational requirements to apply for registration or licensure as a landscape architect in New Jersey.

Medical Board

National

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

American Medical Technologists

State

New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners

Completion of Kent State's CPME-accredited Doctor of Podiatric Medicine-D.P.M. program meets educational degree requirements to apply for a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine license in New Jersey. Applicants must also complete approved post-graduate medical training to qualify for licensure.

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the NAACLS-accredited Medical Technology-B.S. program meets educational requirements for graduates to be eligible to sit for the Board of Registry of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Exam in New Jersey.

Nursing Board

National

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

NCLEX Exam

State

New Jersey Board of Nursing

New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (Certified Nurse Midwife)

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the CCNE-accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing program meets educational requirements to apply for an RN license in New Jersey.

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing, APRN Certificates, or the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree in Nursing – D.N.P., meets educational requirements to apply for NP or CNS licenses in New Jersey.

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the ACEN-accredited Nursing (A.D.N.)-A.A.S. program meets educational requirements for graduates to be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) in New Jersey.

Nursing Home Administrator Board

National

NAB-National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards

State

New Jersey Department of Health

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the Bachelor of Science in Long-term Care Administration or the Nursing Home Administrators Graduate Certificate programs meet educational requirements in New Jersey. Individual license requirements for nursing home administrators and health services executives vary per state and may include a state exam and additional continuing educational hours.

Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board

National

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

State

New Jersey Occupational Therapy Advisory Council

New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

New Jersey Athletic Trainer Advisory Committee

Completion of Kent State’s ACOTE-accredited Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology-A.A.S. program meets educational requirements to apply for licensure as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in New Jersey.

Kent State has not determined whether completion of CAPTE-accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Technology-A.A.S. program meets educational requirements to apply for a Physical Therapist license in New Jersey.

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the CAATE-accredited Athletic Training-M.S. programs meet educational requirements to apply for an Athletic Trainer license in New Jersey.

Psychology Board

National

American Board of Professional Psychology-(ABPP)

State

New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners

Completion of Kent State's APA-accredited Clinical Psychology-Ph.D. program meets educational requirements to sit for the EPPP exam in New Jersey. Check with your state’s regulatory board for any additional curriculum requirements, testing, or internship experience to ensure all requirements are met in your state to apply for Clinical Psychology licensure.

Completion of Kent States APA-accredited School Psychology-Ph.D. program meets educational requirements to sit for the EPPP exam in New Jersey.

Radiologic Science and Therapy Board

National

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)

State

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (Radiation Protection Element)

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the Radiologic Imaging Sciences-B.R.I.T. program meets educational requirements to apply for a license in medical imaging in New Jersey. The Radiation Therapy concentration is accredited by JRCERT. New Jersey does not require a license to be employed as a Sonographer.

Kent State has not determined whether the completion of the Radiologic Technology-A.A.S. JRCERT-accredited program meets educational requirements to apply for a Radiologic Technologists license in New Jersey.

Respiratory Care Board

National

American Association for Respiratory Care

State

New Jersey State Board of Respiratory Care

Completion of Kent State's Respiratory Therapy Technology-A.A.S. program meets educational requirements to apply for a Respiratory Care Professional license in New Jersey.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Boards

National

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

State

New Jersey Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the CAA-accredited Speech-Language Pathology-M.A. or Speech-Language Pathology-Ph.D. programs meet educational requirements to apply for a Speech-Language Pathologist license in New Jersey.

Veterinary Board

National

International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA)

State

New Jersey State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners

Kent State has not determined whether completion of the AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology-A.A.S. program meets educational requirements to apply for licensure as a Veterinary Technician in New Jersey.