Professional licensure and certification degree programs
Northern Arizona University offers degree programs that lead to professional licensure with the State of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Per U.S. Federal Regulations, 34 CFR § 668.50 (2016 Rules), 34 CFR § 668.43 (2019 Rules), and in compliance with the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) Manual, NAU’s provides public disclosures for academic programs reasonably assumed to lead to professional licensure or certification. Public disclosures are strictly limited to the university’s determination of whether the degree programs, if successfully completed, would be sufficient to meet the educational licensure or certification requirements in a state. See Northern Arizona University’s Public Disclosure: Professional Licensure by State.
States vary in which professions are required to be licensed and how licensure functions. NAU cannot provide verification of an individual’s ability to meet licensure or certification requirements unrelated to its educational programming. Some states require individuals to complete additional requirements that are unrelated to educational prerequisites. Students and prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the state’s licensure entity where they intend to practice using the links provided to review all licensure and certification requirements imposed by the state(s) of choice.
These disclosures do not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny an application. NAU shall not be held liable if a student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction. Additionally, these disclosures do not account for changes in state law or regulation that may affect an application for licensure that occurs after these disclosures have been made.
Relocating to a different state after admission into a degree program may impact whether a student can remain in the degree program, meet the state licensure requirements and/or continue to receive financial aid funding. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the institution of a change in physical location.