Kent State University is authorized to operate in West Virginia 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

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Professional Board Licensure

Accounting Board

National

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy NASBA

State

West Virginia 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 West Virginia. 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

West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

Bar Admission Office

National

National Conference of Bar Examiners

American Bar Association (ABA)

State

West Virginia Board of Law 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 West Virginia.

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

West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling

West Virginia Board of Social Work

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 West Virginia.

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 West Virginia.

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 West Virginia.

Dietetics Board

National

Commission on Dietetic Registration

State

West Virginia Board of Licensed Dietitians

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 West Virginia.

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 West Virginia.

Educator Licensure or Certification Agencies

National

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

State

West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

Landscape Architects Board

National

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

State

West Virginia State Board of Landscape Architects

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 West Virginia.

Medical Board

National

American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)

American Medical Technologists

State

West Virginia Board of Medicine

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 West Virginia. 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 West Virginia.

Nursing Board

National

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

NCLEX Exam

State

West Virginia RN Board

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 West Virginia.

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 West Virginia.

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 West Virginia.

Nursing Home Administrator Board

National

NAB-National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards

State

West Virginia Nursing Home Administrator’s Licensing Board

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 West Virginia. 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

West Virginia Board of Occupational Therapy

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy (Athletic Trainer)

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 West Virginia.

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 West Virginia.

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 West Virginia.

Psychology Board

National

American Board of Professional Psychology-(ABPP)

State

West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Completion of Kent State's APA-accredited Clinical Psychology-Ph.D. program meets educational requirements to sit for the EPPP exam in West Virginia. 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 West Virginia.

Radiologic Science and Therapy Board

National

American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)

American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)

State

West Virginia Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners

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 West Virginia. The Radiation Therapy concentration is accredited by JRCERT. West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

Respiratory Care Board

National

American Association for Respiratory Care

State

West Virginia 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 West Virginia.

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Boards

National

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

State

West Virginia Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

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 West Virginia.

Veterinary Board

National

International Council for Veterinary Assessment (ICVA)

State

West Virginia Board of Veterinary Medicine

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 West Virginia.