State Authorizations for Professional Licensure

State Authorizations for Professional Licensure

At Southern Utah University, programs in the licensed professions are designed to fulfill the educational prerequisites for licensure or certification in Utah. This means that, when students graduate from a SUU professional program, they have the minimum educational qualifications to apply for Utah licensure in their field.

For other U.S. states and territories, this may or may not be the case. Within a given profession, educational requirements for licensure vary from state to state. To assist students who now live or may one day live outside of Utah, SUU is currently updating a resource that explains whether each SUU professional program fulfills educational requirements for a license credential in each U.S. state and territory. Until that resource is complete, students who want assistance making this determination for themselves can contact either their

  • Department Chair OR
  • Profession's licensure board in the state/territory of interest

NC-SARA has provided a Professional Licensure Directory with contact information for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands for the following professional areas:

  • Counseling
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Teacher Education

You will also find links to Professional Licensure Boards within the individual sections below.  If you need assistance in obtaining additional state contact information or you have any additional questions, you may contact the Department Chair of your discipline.

POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF MOVING TO ANOTHER STATE

When you are taking courses online, where you live—the place from which you access academic resources, your location—matters. SUU must be authorized (or otherwise allowed) by your state/territory to deliver your academic program to you. The paragraphs above explain where and how the University is authorized. Students who begin an online program while residing in a state or territory in which SUU is authorized to offer online programs need to be aware that moving to a state or territory in which the University is not authorized to offer the program may have negative consequences. While the University attempts to obtain authorization everywhere its students live, moving to a state or territory in which the University is not authorized could result in the loss of eligibility for certain forms of financial aid and/or in the inability to complete the academic program.

LICENSING BOARD CHANGES AND PERIODIC REVIEWS

Southern Utah University will review the licensing standards periodically. SUU has the last date updated in the individual sections below, so you will know if SUU’s programs will allow you to practice your licensure in a different state or territory. It is possible that a state/territory licensing board changes their requirements between SUU’s periodic reviews.

INTERNATIONAL COMPLIANCE

While Southern Utah University is currently in the process of tracking issues related to international authorization and licensure, it is a student’s responsibility to understand requirements related to whether a degree will be recognized in a country other than the United States, how the collection of student data may be used in another country, and whether withholding taxes (in addition to the price of tuition) will apply. Some countries may not formally recognize foreign online degrees, which may have implications for students who later seek to enroll in other educational programs, or for those who seek employment with that country’s government or other employers requiring specific credentials.

International students considering an academic program that leads to a professional license should first confirm with the appropriate professional licensing board in their country of residence or the country where they intend to work as to whether an SUU degree will be recognized when seeking licensure or certification.

Currently students are restricted from participating in online courses from any institution located in the United States in the following countries:

  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Syria

PROGRAMS

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated September 1, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: DC, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: DC, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: DC, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: AK, AR, AZ, CA, DE, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, LA, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OK, RI, SC, TN, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: CO
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AL, CT, DC, GA, IA, KS, KY, MA, MD, MT, NE, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, TX, WA, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020

States/territories for which SUU's program MEETS the educational requirements for credential: UT
States/territories for which SUU's program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirement for credential: --
States/territories for which SUU HAS NOT DETERMINED whether the program meets the educational requirements for credential: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY, AS, GU, MP, PR, VI

Last updated July 23, 2020