Professional Licensure Disclosures

What is a "professional licensure" program?

A professional licensure program is an academic program that is designed, marketed and/or advertised to meet the educational requirements

  • For a specific license or certification and
  • Is required for employment in an occupation

What is a professional licensure disclosure?

A professional licensure disclosure is a requirement by the U.S. Department of Education for all colleges and university to communicate publicly and directly to prospective and current students about

  1. academic programs that will or will not fulfill educational requirements for a specific professional licensure that is required for employment in that field; and
  2. academic programs that meet or do not meet the education requirements for licensure for each state and U.S. territory regardless of the delivery mode of the program.

The regulations are published in the Code of Federal Regulations, CFR §668.43, section (a)(5)(v) and section (b).

How does my program fit?

If your program leads to a professional license or certification, authorization may be required from the state professional licensing board prior to beginning a clinical or field experience in that state. Check with your program's coordinator with questions about state professional licensing board requirements prior to beginning an internship or field experience in another state.

Kent State academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. Completion of a Kent State program may not meet education requirements for a license or certification in another state.

Kent State makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, jurisprudence exams, etc. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.

For licensing board contact information, educational requirements for licensure and program approval status, please see below.

Professional Licensure by State