Licensure Disclosures

Licensure and certification requirements vary by profession and from state to state. The US Department of Education requires higher education institutions to disclose whether a program would fulfill educational requirements for licensure or certification if the program is designed to or advertised as meeting such requirements. Institutions are required to provide a list of all States, indicating whether the program curriculum a) meets such requirements, b) does not meet such requirements, or c) whether the institution has not made such a determination.

Please know that a Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination status does not indicate that you will be unable to obtain licensure or certification in your state. Common causes for a Does Not Meet or Have Not Made a Determination status may include the following:

  • Your home state certification agency requires a transcript review prior to application for certification.

  • Your home state requires you to take an additional course or exam specific to that state’s history or laws. These courses and exams are not offered in Nebraska.

  • Your home state does not have an equivalent for an endorsement completed in Nebraska.

Each University of Nebraska campus maintains a list of licensure programs and their current status as well as links to applicable state licensure boards. If you are considering an academic program from the University of Nebraska that leads to a professional license, it is highly recommended that you review these websites to view the status of your program of interest BEFORE beginning the academic program to ensure that you can obtain a license in your home state.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center maintains licensure information at the program level. For additional information about your program of interest, please access the program website from UNMC’s Programs webpage.

Additionally, we recommend that you first seek guidance from your advisor, department chair, certification officer, and the appropriate state licensing agency in your home state for further details.

Licensing Board Resources:

The National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) maintains a Professional Licensure Directory of various licensing and regulatory boards. Contact information for these entities is available by program:

  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Teacher Education

The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies State Authorization Network (WCET|SAN) maintains resources on national boards and licensed professions.

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment, and Training Administration, provides a survey tool for locating regulatory bodies associated with licensed professions in each state.

The Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation (CLEAR) maintains a listing of various licensing and regulatory boards in North America.

Information about various licensures for all states can be located through the following sites: