Professional Licensure Disclosures
M State offers some programs that are designed to meet educational requirements for specific licensure or certification for employment in Minnesota. Completion of these programs may not meet the licensure or certification requirements in other states. If a student is planning to seek employment outside of Minnesota, it is important to know the specific licensure or certification requirements of that state before enrolling in that program.
The U.S. Department of Education regulation requires colleges and universities to communicate publicly and directly to prospective and current students if programs leading to a license or certification meet other state's requirements. Click on the program tiles below for the public disclosures indicating if the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements or has not yet been determined for each state. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Student Responsibility
It is recommend that students review the specific academic requirements for their program's applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence, or in the state where they intend to obtain a license, before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. Many licensure boards require more than successful degree completion to obtain a license.
Students must keep the college informed if their location changes so the college can help determine if a program's curriculum will meet out-of-state licensure/certification requirements for employment.
The college makes every effort to ensure information about education requirements for licensure or certification is current, however please be advised that state laws, regulations and policies may change at any time. It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. M State shall not be held liable if the student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum/internship location.
- State Authorization (NC-SARA)
M State is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), which allows the college to offer distance learning programs and coursework to residents in states other than Minnesota. NC-SARA membership, however, does not grant reciprocity or exempt members from state professional licensing requirements. As a result, licensing requirements in Minnesota may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain a license in any other state. To learn more, visit https://nc-sara.org.
If a student is enrolled in a professional licensure program and considering moving to another state, they should contact the program advisor to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements. Relocating to another state may impact if the student can remain in the program, meet the state licensure requirements and/or continue to receive financial aid funding.
- International Students
Prior to enrolling in any M State program, prospective students living and/or working outside of the United States should confirm with the appropriate certifying agency whether successful completion of the program will meet credentialing requirements of the country in which the student intends to seek employment, as to certain types of employment or for advanced/specialized educational programs.
- Program Accreditation
M State is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Some M State programs that result in licensure or certification are also accredited by industry specific accrediting bodies. More information about programmatic accreditation can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
- Related Policies, Procedures, Regulations and Resource
- U.S. Department of Education Code of Federal Regulations, CFR §668.43, section (a)(5)(v) and section (b)
- US Dept. of Labor CareerOneStop - Search by occupation and location to find information about licensure requirements