Professional Licensure Disclosures

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) offers multiple programs designed to meet educational requirements for a professional license or certification required for employment in an occupation in Tennessee. Completion of an MTSU program may not meet educational requirements for licensure in other U.S. States or territories. Students should be aware that licensing authorities for each state set and enforce their own requirements and standards and that those requirements and standards are subject to change. State requirements may include additional and recurring requirements such as an application, supervision, examination, continuing education, fees, fingerprinting, background check, etc. MTSU has not made a determination whether all of these programs will meet all of the certification requirements of a U.S. state or territory. MTSU recommends that students who are not located in Tennessee or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.

For more information about specific programs, please use the links provided below.

Accounting

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (B.B.A.) and Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Completion of the 120-semester hour BBA-Accounting qualifies students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Tennessee. Awarding of a Tennessee CPA license requires 150 semester hours of credit, or 30 credit hours beyond the undergraduate degree. MTSU’s M.Acc. program fulfills the additional 30 semester hour requirement with courses that support successful completion of the CPA exam and enhances accounting and finance career opportunities. In addition, there are other business degree programs in Jones College of Business that could provide the additional 30 credit hours of business courses beyond the undergraduate BBA in Accounting degree. Among these are:

Students should be aware that licensure requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. MTSU has not made a determination whether these programs will meet all of the certification requirements of a US state or territory. Students who plan to practice outside the state of Tennessee should consult the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy listing of state certification requirements at https://nasba.org/stateboards/ and discuss their plans with their advisor.

Aerospace

B.S. Aerospace, Flight Dispatch at Middle Tennessee State University is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International and is an approved Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 65 Aircraft Dispatcher school.  Federal Aviation Administration Aircraft Dispatcher certification is required for degree completion.

B.S. Aerospace, Maintenance Management at Middle Tennessee State Universityis accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International and is an approved Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 147 maintenance technician school. Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant certification is required for degree completion.

B.S. Aerospace, Professional Pilot at Middle Tennessee State University is accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International and is an approved Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 141 Flight School. Federal Aviation Administration Pilot certification up to and including the Commercial Multi-engine Certificate with an Instrument Rating is required for degree completion. MTSU’s Professional Pilot curriculum has been authorized by the FAA to certify graduates for up to 500 flight hours toward the Restricted Airline Transport Pilot certificate.

Athletic Training

B.S. Athletic Training at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is designed to prepare students for Board of Certification (BOC) exam. MTSU Athletic Training program graduates who pass the BOC exam are eligible to apply for certification as an athletic trainer in the state of Tennessee. Students should be aware that licensure requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. MTSU has not made a determination whether the BS program will meet all of the requirements of another US state or territory. Students who plan to seek licensure outside the state of Tennessee should consult the National Athletic Trainers Association’s guide to state licensure, certification, and registration at https://members.nata.org/gov/state/regulatory-boards/map.cfm and consult with their advisor concerning their plans for athletic trainer practice in other states. The state of California has no state regulation of athletic training.

The M.S. in Athletic Training at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and is designed to prepare students for Board of Certification (BOC) exam. MTSU Athletic Training program graduates who pass the BOC exam are eligible to apply for certification as an athletic trainer in the state of Tennessee. Students should be aware that licensure requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. MTSU has not made a determination whether the M.S. program will meet all of the requirements of another US state or territory. Students who plan to seek licensure outside the state of Tennessee should consult the National Athletic Trainers Association’s guide to state licensure, certification, and registration at https://members.nata.org/gov/state/regulatory-boards/map.cfm and consult with their advisor concerning their plans for athletic trainer practice in other states. The state of California has no state regulation of athletic training.

Education

B.S. Agribusiness, Agricultural Education Certification
B.S. Animal Science, Agricultural Education Certification
B.S. Early Childhood Education
B.S. Elementary Education
B.S. Middle Level Education
B.S. Special Education
Ed.D. Assessment, Learning, and Student Success
Ed.S. Administration and Supervision, Instructional Leader Licensure
M.Ed. and Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction Initial Licensure
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction ESL Initial Licensure
M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Licensure
M.Ed. Administration and Supervision, Agricultural Education Leadership
M.Ed. Administration and Supervision, Public School K-12
M.Ed. and Ed.S. Administration and Supervision, Higher Education
M.Ed. Special Education
B.S. Art Education
B.S. Biology Teacher Licensure
B.S. Chemistry, General Science with teacher licensure
B.A./B.S. English with teacher licensure
B.A./B.S Foreign Languages, French and Francophone Studies with teacher licensure
B.A./B.S Foreign Languages, German with teacher licensure
B.A./B.S Foreign Languages, Spanish with teacher licensure
B.S. Geosciences, Earth Science Education
B.S. Global Studies and Human Geography with teacher licensure
B.A./B.S History with teacher licensure
M.L.S. Library Science
M.Ed. Literacy
B.S. Mathematics with teacher licensure
B.M. Music, Instrumental Music Education
B.M. Music, Vocal/General Music Education
B.S. Physical Education
B.S. Physics, Physics Teaching
B.S. Plant and Soil Science, Agricultural Education Certification
B.A./B.S Political Science with teacher licensure
B.S. Theatre with teacher licensure

The Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) College of Education’s teacher licensure preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. MTSU teacher licensure preparation programs meet the licensure requirements set by the Tennessee Department of Education. Admission to a program does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Additionally, licensing authorities for each state set and enforce their own requirements and standards and those requirements and standards are subject to change. State requirements may include additional and recurring requirements such as an application, supervision, examination, continuing education, fees, fingerprinting, background check, etc.

Prospective and current students in MTSU College of Education’s teacher licensure preparation programs who are located outside the state of Tennessee or who plan to practice outside Tennessee should consult the table below for state-by-state disclosures and licensing board information and must discuss their plans with an advisor. The University updates this table annually to show, for each state and territory, its determination whether this program meets the educational requirement for licensure, does not meet the educational requirement for licensure, or has not been able to make a determination. Additionally, if you take even a casual interest in practicing outside of Tennessee upon graduation, we strongly encourage you to review the licensure and certification requirements for your states of interest.

Graduates of MTSU teacher education programs certified to teach in Tennessee are eligible for certification reciprocity in many states. Reciprocity is not an automatic or complete transfer of certification, thus individuals should consult the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) site at https://www.tn.gov/education/licensing.html and the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) site at https://www.nasdtec.net/page/Interstate as well as the US Department of Education state contacts site https://www2.ed.gov/about/contacts/state/index.html for information about any additional state requirements.

STATE

DETERMINATION

LICENSURE BOARD

Alabama (AL)

Meets

Alabama State Department of Education

Alaska (AK)

Meets

 

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development

American Samoa (AS)

Has not determined

American Samoa Department of Education
https://ucarecdn.com/9aaa5b48-42a4-41d5-84fd-dd0015292ac2/

Arizona (AZ)

Meets

Arizona Department of Education

Arkansas (AR)

Meets

Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education

California (CA)

Meets

California Board of Education

Colorado (CO)

Meets

Colorado Department of Education

Connecticut (CT)

Meets

Connecticut State Department of Education

Delaware (DE)

Meets

Delaware Board of Education

Department of Defense Schools

Meets

https://www.dodea.edu/Offices/HR/requirements/teaching-categories-and-requirements.cfm

District of Columbia (DC)

Meets

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Florida (FL)

Meets

Florida Department of Education

Georgia (GA)

Meets

Georgia Professional Standards Commission (Education)

Guam (GU)

Meets

Guam Department of Education

Hawaii (HI)

Meets

Hawaii Department of Education

Idaho (ID)

Meets

Idaho State Department of Education

Illinois (IL)

Meets

Illinois State Board of Education

Indiana (IN)

Meets

Indiana Department of Education

Iowa (IA)

Meets

Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Kansas (KS)

Meets

Kansas State Department of Education

Kentucky (KY)

Meets

Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board

Louisiana (LA)

Meets

Louisiana Department of Education

Maine (ME)

Meets

Maine Department of Education

Maryland (MD)

Meets

Maryland State Department of Education

Massachusetts (MA)

Meets

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Michigan (MI)

Meets

Michigan Department of Education

Minnesota (MN)

Meets

Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board

Mississippi (MS)

Meets

Mississippi Department of Education

Missouri (MO)

Meets

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Montana (MT)

Meets

Montana Office of Public Instruction

Nebraska (NE)

Meets

Nebraska Department of Education

Nevada (NV)

Meets

Nevada Board of Education

New Hampshire (NH)

Meets

New Hampshire Department of Education

New Jersey (NJ)

Meets

New Jersey Department of Education

New Mexico (NM)

Meets

New Mexico Public Education Department

New York (NY)

Meets

New York State Department of Education

North Carolina (NC)

Meets

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

North Dakota (ND)

Meets

North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board

Northern Mariana Islands (MP)

Meets

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands Public School System

Ohio (OH)

Meets

Ohio Department of Education

Oklahoma (OK)

Meets

Oklahoma Department of Education

Oregon (OR)

Meets

Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission

Pennsylvania (PA)

Meets

Pennsylvania Department of Education

Puerto Rico (PR)

Has not determined

http://www.de.pr.gov

Rhode Island (RI)

Meets

Rhode Island Department of Education

South Carolina (SC)

Meets

South Carolina Department of Education

South Dakota (SD)

Meets

South Dakota Department of Education

Tennessee (TN)

Meets

Tennessee Department of Education

Texas (TX)

Meets

Texas Education Agency

Utah (UT)

Meets

Utah Board of Education

Vermont (VT)

Meets

Vermont Agency of Education Licensure

Virgin Islands (VI)

Meets

Virgin Islands Board of Education

Virginia (VA)

Meets

Virginia Department of Education

Washington (WA)

Meets

Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

West Virginia (WV)

Meets

West Virginia Department of Education

Wisconsin (WI)

Meets

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Wyoming (WY)

Meets

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

 

Family and Consumer Studies

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Family and Consumer Studies with a concentration in Child Development and Family Studies at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is accredited by the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) to prepare students for its Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential. MTSU discloses that graduates of the B.S. Family and Consumer Studies with a concentration in Child Development and Family Studies are eligible to sit for the CFLE exam administered by AAFCS. This is a professional certification awarded by AAFCS and not a state licensure or certification. For more information, see the AAFCS website at NCFR website at https://www.ncfr.org/cfle-certification.

Geosciences

Interior Design

B.S. Interior Design  at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and meets the educational requirement for eligibility to sit for the National Council for Interior Design Qualification Examination (NCIDQ Exam). For more information about NCIDQ Exam eligibility visit: https://www.cidq.org/eligibility-requirements. Currently the state of Tennessee does not require state licensure or certification. https://www.tn.gov/commerce/licensing-regulations.html  MTSU has not made a determination whether this program will meet all of the requirements of another U.S. state or territory that requires a state license. Students should be aware that licensure requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change and consult with the licensing board for each state.​

Library Science

Nursing

Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU or University) discloses that the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) program meets educational requirements for licensure in Tennessee. Successful completion of the B.S.N. is required to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) that qualifies a B.S.N. graduate for licensure by the Tennessee State Board of Nursing. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has established Uniform Licensure Requirements for all states that include eligibility for or graduation from an NCSBN member board-approved educational program followed by successful completion of the NCLEX.

Admission to a program does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Additionally, licensing authorities for each state set and enforce their own requirements and standards and those requirements and standards are subject to change. Students should be aware that state licensure boards may have additional and recurring requirements such as an application, supervision, examinations, continuing education, fees, fingerprinting, background check, etc. Tennessee participates in the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) through which MTSU B.S.N. graduates who obtain licensure in Tennessee can practice in participating NLC states without obtaining additional licenses.

Prospective and current MTSU Nursing program students who are located outside the state of Tennessee or who plan to practice outside Tennessee should consult the table below for state-by-state disclosures and licensing board information and must discuss their plans with an advisor. Additionally, if you take even a casual interest in practicing outside of Tennessee upon graduation, we strongly encourage you to review the licensure and certification requirements for your states of interest.

The University updates this table annually to show, for each state and territory, its determination whether MTSU’s B.S.N. program meets the educational requirement for licensure, does not meet the educational requirement for licensure, or the University has not yet been able to make a determination. The table also provides links to state licensing boards. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing also publishes a state-by-state guide to professional licensure requirements at https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm.

STATE DETERMINATION LICENSURE BOARD
Alabama (AL) Meets Alabama Board of Nursing
Alaska (AK) Meets Alaska Board of Nursing
American Samoa (AS) Meets American Samoa Licensure & Registration Info
Arizona (AZ) Meets Arizona Board of Nursing
Arkansas (AR) Meets Arkansas Board of Nursing
California (CA) Meets California Board of Registered Nursing
Colorado (CO) Meets Colorado Board of Nursing
Connecticut (CT) Meets Connecticut State Department of Public Health Registered Nurse Licensure
Delaware (DE) Meets Delaware Board of Nursing
District of Columbia (DC) Meets District of Columbia Board of Nursing
Florida (FL) Meets Florida Board of Nursing
Georgia (GA) Meets Georgia Board of Nursing
Guam (GU) Meets Guam Licensure and Registration Info
Hawaii (HI) Meets Hawaii Board of Nursing
Idaho (ID) Meets Idaho Board of Nursing
Illinois (IL) Meets Illinois Board of Nursing
Indiana (IN) Meets Indiana State Board of Nursing
Iowa (IA) Meets Iowa Board of Nursing
Kansas (KS) Meets Kansas Board of Nursing
Kentucky (KY) Meets Kentucky Board of Nursing
Louisiana (LA) Meets Louisiana State Board of Nursing
Maine (ME) Meets Maine State Board of Nursing
Maryland (MD) Meets Maryland Board of Nursing
Massachusetts (MA) Meets Massachusetts Board of Nursing
Michigan (MI) Meets Michigan Board of Nursing
Minnesota (MN) Meets Minnesota Board of Nursing
Mississippi (MS) Meets Mississippi Board of Nursing
Missouri (MO) Meets Missouri Board of Nursing
Montana (MT) Meets Montana Board of Nursing
Nebraska (NE) Meets Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Nurse Licensing
Nevada (NV) Meets Nevada State Board of Nursing
New Hampshire (NH) Meets New Hampshire Board of Nursing
New Jersey (NJ) Meets New Jersey Board of Nursing
New Mexico (NM) Meets New Mexico Board of Nursing
New York (NY) Meets New York Office of the Professions Nursing
North Carolina (NC) Meets North Carolina Board of Nursing
North Dakota (ND) Meets North Dakota Board of Nursing
Northern Mariana Islands (MP) Meets Northern Mariana Islands Board of Nursing
Ohio (OH) Meets Ohio Board of Nursing
Oklahoma (OK) Meets Oklahoma Board of Nursing
Oregon (OR) Meets Oregon State Board of Nursing
Pennsylvania (PA) Meets Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing
Puerto Rico (PR) No information Puerto Rico Department of Health Nursing
Rhode Island (RI) Meets State of Rhode Island Department of Health Licensing
South Carolina (SC) Meets South Carolina Board of Nursing
South Dakota (SD) Meets South Dakota Board of Nursing
Tennessee (TN) Meets Tennessee Board of Nursing
Texas (TX) Meets Texas Board of Nursing
Utah (UT) Meets Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Nursing
Vermont (VT) Meets Vermont Office of Professional Regulation Nursing
Virgin Islands (VI) Meets US Virgin Islands Office of Professional Licensure and Health Planning
Virginia (VA) Meets Virginia Board of Nursing
Washington (WA) Meets Washington Nursing Commission
West Virginia (WV) Meets West Virginia RN Board
Wisconsin (WI) Meets Wisconsin Board of Nursing
Wyoming (WY) Meets Wyoming State Board of Nursing

 

Nutrition and Food Science

The B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science, Nutrition and Wellness Concentration (NFS-Wellness/Nutrition) is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). MTSU discloses that B.S. NFS-Wellness/Nutrition graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Nutrition and Wellness Educator (CNWE) exam administered by AAFCS. This is a professional certification awarded by AAFCS and not a state licensure or certification. For more information, see the AAFCS website at https://www.aafcs.org/credentialing-center/professional-testing 

Physician Assistant Studies

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MS-PAS) program at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) has been granted Accreditation-Provisional status by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). MTSU discloses that the MS-PAS meets the educational requirement to sit for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

Students should be aware that, to obtain a Physician Assistant license in any state, an individual must graduate from an ARC-PA accredited physician assistant program in the US and pass the PANCE exam. Admission to a program does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Additionally, licensing authorities for each state set and enforce their own requirements and standards and those requirements and standards are subject to change. State requirements may include additional and recurring requirements such as an application, supervision, examinations, continuing education, fees, fingerprinting, background check, etc.

Prospective and current students in the MTSU MS-PAS program who are located outside the state of Tennessee or who plan to practice outside Tennessee should consult the table below for state-by-state disclosures and licensing board information and must discuss their plans with an advisor. Additionally, if you take even a casual interest in practicing outside of Tennessee upon graduation, we strongly encourage you to review the licensure and certification requirements for your states of interest.

The University updates this table annually to show, for each state and territory, its determination whether MTSU’s MS-PAS program meets the educational requirement for licensure, does not meet the educational requirement for licensure, or the University has not yet been able to make a determination. The table also provides links to state licensing boards. Students may also consult the PhysicianAssistantEdu website at https://www.physicianassistantedu.org/.

STATE DETERMINATION LICENSING BOARD
Alabama (AL) Meets Board of Medical Examiners
Alaska (AK) Meets State Medical Board
American Samoa (AS) Meets Health Services Regulatory Board
Arizona (AZ) Meets Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants
Arkansas (AR) Meets State Medical Board
California (CA) Meets Physician Assistant Board
Colorado (CO) Meets Medical Board
Connecticut (CT) Meets Department of Public Health
Delaware (DE) Meets Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline
District of Columbia (DC) Meets Board of Medicine
Florida (FL) Meets Board of Medicine
Georgia (GA) Meets Composite Medical Board
Guam (GU) Meets Board of Allied Health Examiners
Hawaii (HI) Meets Medical Board
Idaho (ID) Meets Board of Medicine
Illinois (IL) Meets Division of Professional Regulation
Indiana (IN) Meets Professional Licensing Agency
Iowa (IA) Meets Board of Physician Assistants
Kansas (KS) Meets Board of Healing Arts
Kentucky (KY) Meets Board of Medical Licensure
Louisiana (LA) Meets Board of Medical Examiners
Maine (ME) Meets Board of Licensure in Medicine
Maryland (MD) Meets Board of Physicians
Massachusetts (MA) Meets Board of Registration of Physician Assistants
Michigan (MI) Meets Task Force on Physician’s Assistant
Minnesota (MN) Meets Board of Medical Practice
Mississippi (MS) Meets Board of Medical Licensure
Missouri (MO) Meets Advisory Commission for Physician Assistants
Montana (MT) Meets Board of Medical Examiners
Nebraska (NB) Meets Department of Health and Human Services
Nevada (NV) Meets Board of Medical Examiners
New Hampshire (NH) Meets Board of Medicine
New Jersey (NJ) Meets Division of Consumer Affairs, Physician Assistant Advisory Committee
New Mexico (NM) Meets Medical Board
New York (NY) Meets Office of the Professions
North Carolina (NC) Meets Medical Board
North Dakota (ND) Meets Board of Medicine
Northern Mariana Islands (MP) Has not determined CNMI Health Care Professions Licensing Board
Ohio (OH) Meets State Medical Board
Oklahoma (OK) Meets Medical Board
Oregon (OR) Meets Medical Board
Pennsylvania (PA) Meets Board of Medicine
Puerto Rico (PR) Meets Medical Discipline and Licensing Board
Rhode Island (RI) Meets Department of Health
South Carolina (SC) Meets Board of Medical Examiners
South Dakota (SD) Meets Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners
Tennessee (TN) Meets Board of Physician Assistants
Texas (TX) Meets Medical Board
Utah (UT) Meets Physician Assistant Licensing Board
Vermont (VT) Meets Board of Medical Practice
Virgin Islands (VI) Meets Academy of Physician Assistants
Virginia (VA) Meets Board of Medicine
Washington (WA) Meets Medical Commission
West Virginia (WV) Meets Board of Medicine
Wisconsin (WI) Meets Department of Safety and Professional Services
Wyoming (WY) Meets Board of Medicine

Professional Counseling

Psychology, Clinical

MTSU discloses that Master of Arts in Psychology, Clinical Concentration (M.A. Psychology-Clinical), meets the educational requirements for licensure as a Certified Psychological Assistant by the Tennessee Department of Health. Admission to a program does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Additionally, licensing authorities for each state set and enforce their own requirements and standards and those requirements and standards are subject to change. Students should be aware that state licensure boards may have additional and recurring requirements such as an application, supervision, examinations, continuing education, fees, fingerprinting, background check, etc.

Prospective and current students in MTSU’s M.A. Psychology-Clinical program who are located outside the state of Tennessee or who plan to practice as a Psychological Assistant/Associate/Technician outside Tennessee should consult the table below for state-by-state disclosures and licensing board information and must discuss their plans with an advisor. Additionally, if you take even a casual interest in practicing outside of Tennessee upon graduation, we strongly encourage you to review the licensure and certification requirements for your states of interest.

The University updates this table annually to show, for each state and territory, its determination whether this program meets the educational requirement for licensure, does not meet the educational requirement for licensure, or the University has not been able to make a determination. The table also provides links to state licensing boards. Additionally, the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) publishes a guide to licensure requirements at https://www.asppb.net/page/psybook and a list of boards, statutes, and regulations at https://www.asppb.net/page/BdContactNewPG.

STATE CREDENTIALING AT THE
MASTER’S LEVEL
DETERMINATION STATE BOARDS
Alabama (AL) Psychological Technician Does not meet Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Alaska (AK) Licensed Psychological Associate Meets Board of Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners
American Samoa (AS)   Has not determined  
Arizona (AZ) None N/A Board of Psychologists Examiners
Arkansas (AR) None  N/A Board of Examiners in Psychology
California (CA) Registered Psychological Associate Meets Board of Psychology
Colorado (CO) None N/A Board of Psychologists Examiners
Connecticut (CT) None N/A Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Delaware (DE) None N/A Board of Examiners of Psychologists
District of Columbia (DC) Psychology Associate Meets Board of Psychology
Florida (FL) None N/A Board of Psychology
Georgia (GA) None N/A Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Guam (GU) None N/A Board of Allied Health Examiners
Hawaii (HI) None N/A Board of Psychology
Idaho (ID) None N/A Board of Psychological Examiners
Illinois (IL) None N/A Psychologists Licensing Board
Indiana (IN) None N/A State Psychology Board
Iowa (IA) None N/A Board of Psychology
Kansas (KS) Licensed Psychologist -Master’s Level Does not meet Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Kentucky (KY) Licensed Psychological Associate Does not meet Board of Examiners of Psychology
Louisiana (LA) None N/A Board of Psychologist Examiners
Maine (ME) Licensed Psychological Examiner Does not meet Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Maryland (MD) Registered Psychology Associate Meets Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Massachusetts (MA) None N/A Board of Registration of Psychologists
Michigan (MI) Licensed Master’s Limited Psychologist Does not meet Board of Psychology
Minnesota (MN) None N/A Board of Psychology
Mississippi (MS) None N/A Board of Psychology
Missouri (MO) None N/A State Committee of Psychologists
Montana (MT) None N/A Board of Psychologists
Nebraska (NE) Psychological Assistant/Associate Meets Board of Psychologists
Nevada (NV) None N/A Board of Psychological Examiners
New Hampshire (NH) None N/A Board of Psychologists
New Jersey (NJ) None N/A Board of Psychological Examiners
New Mexico (NM) Licensed Psychological Associate Does not meet Board of Psychologist Examiners
New York (NY) None N/A Board for Psychology
North Carolina (NC) Licensed Psychological Associate Does not meet Psychology Board
North Dakota (ND) None N/A Board of Psychologist Examiners
Northern Mariana Islands (MP) None N/A CNMI Board of Professional Licensing/Health Care Professions Licensing Board
Ohio (OH) None N/A Board of Psychology
Oklahoma (OK) None N/A State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Oregon (OR) None N/A Board of Psychology
Pennsylvania (PA) None N/A State Board of Psychology
Puerto Rico (PR) None N/A Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Rhode Island (RI) None N/A Board of Psychology
South Carolina (SC) None N/A Board of Examiners in Psychology
South Dakota (SD) None N/A Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Tennessee (TN) Certified Psychological Assistant Meets Board of Examiners in Psychology
Texas (TX) Licensed Psychological Associate Does not meet State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Utah (UT) None N/A Psychology Licensing Board
Vermont (VT) Licensed Psychologist -Master’s Level Does not meet Board of Psychological Examiners
Virgin Islands (VI) Licensed Psychologist Associate Does not meet Board of Psychology Examiners
Virginia (VA) None N/A Board of Psychology
Washington (WA) None N/A State Examining Board of Psychology
West Virginia (WV) Licensed Psychologist -Master's Level Does not meet Board of Examiners of Psychologists
Wisconsin (WI) None N/A Psychology Examining Board
Wyoming (WY) Certified Psychological Practitioner Meets Board of Psychology
     

Social Work

The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) program at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU or University) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). MTSU discloses that the B.S.W. program meets the educational requirement to seek licensure in Tennessee. Admission to a program does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Additionally, licensing authorities for each state set and enforce their own requirements and standards and those requirements and standards are subject to change. State requirements may include additional and recurring requirements such as an application, supervision, examination, continuing education, fees, fingerprinting, background check, etc. States may also have reciprocity agreements for licensed social workers.

Prospective and current students in the MTSU B.S.W. program who are located outside the state of Tennessee or who plan to practice outside Tennessee should consult the table below for state-by-state disclosures and licensing board information and must discuss their plans with an advisor. Additionally, If you take even a casual interest in practicing outside of Tennessee upon graduation, we strongly encourage you to review the licensure and certification requirements for your states of interest.

The University updates this table annually to show, for each state and territory, its determination whether MTSU’s B.S.W. program meets the educational requirement for licensure, does not meet the educational requirement for licensure, or the University has not yet been able to make a determination. The table also provides links to state licensing boards. The Association of Social Work Boards provides a guide to licensure at https://www.aswb.org/ and a list of state licensing boards, statutes, and administrative rules at http://aswbsocialworkregulations.org/licensingWebsitesReportBuilder.jsp.

STATE DETERMINATION LICENSURE BOARD
Alabama (AL) Meets Alabama Board of Social Work
Alaska (AK) Meets Alaska Board of Social Work
American Samoa (AS) No information available American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services
Arizona (AZ) Meets Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Arkansas (AR) Meets Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
California (CA) Does not meet; MSW required California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Colorado (CO) Does not meet; MSW required Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
Connecticut (CT) Does not meet; MSW required Connecticut State Department of Public Health Social Work Licensure
Delaware (DE) Meets Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners
District of Columbia (DC) Does not meet; MSW required District of Columbia Board of Social Work
Florida (FL) Does not meet; MSW required Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
Georgia (GA) Does not meet; MSW required Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
Guam (GU) Meets Guam Board of Social Work
Hawaii (HI) Meets Hawaii Board of Social Work
Idaho (ID) Meets Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
Illinois (IL) Meets Illinois Board of Social Work
Indiana (IN) Meets Indiana Board of Social Work
Iowa (IA) Meets Iowa Board of Social Work
Kansas (KS) Meets Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Kentucky (KY) Does not meet; MSW required Kentucky Board of Social Work
Louisiana (LA) Meets Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
Maine (ME) Meets Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure
Maryland (MD) Meets Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
Massachusetts (MA) Meets Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
Michigan (MI) Meets Michigan Board of Social Work
Minnesota (MN) Meets Minnesota Board of Social Work
Mississippi (MS) Meets Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists
Missouri (MO) Meets Missouri Committee for Social Workers
Montana (MT) Meets Montana Board of Behavioral Health
Nebraska (NE) Meets Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health and Social Work Practice
Nevada (NV) Meets Nevada Board of Social Work
New Hampshire (NH) Meets New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice Social Worker
New Jersey (NJ) Meets New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners
New Mexico (NM) Meets New Mexico Board of Social Work
New York (NY) Does not meet; MSW required New York Office of the Professions Social Work
North Carolina (NC) Meets North Carolina Social Work and Licensure Board
North Dakota (ND) Meets North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Northern Mariana Islands (MP) Meets (Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker) CNMI Board of Professional Licensing and the Health Care Professions Licensing Board
Ohio (OH) Meets Ohio Counselor Social Worker Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Oklahoma (OK) Meets Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers
Oregon (OR) Meets Oregon Board of Social Work
Pennsylvania (PA) Does not meet; MSW required State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
Puerto Rico (PR) Does not meet Puerto Rico Department of State Professional Social Workers
Rhode Island (RI) Does not meet; MSW required Rhode Island Social Work Licensing
South Carolina (SC) Meets South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
South Dakota (SD) Meets South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Tennessee (TN) Meets Tennessee Board of Social Workers
Texas (TX) Meets Texas Board of Social Worker Examiners
Utah (UT) Meets Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Board Licensing Social Work
Vermont (VT) Does not meet; MSW required Vermont Office of Professional Regulation Social Workers
Virgin Islands (VI) Meets Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs
Virginia (VA) Meets Virginia Board of Social Work
Washington (WA) Does not meet; MSW required Washington State Department of Licensing Social Work
West Virginia (WV) Meets West Virginia Board of Social Work
Wisconsin (WI) Meets Wisconsin Board of Social Work
Wyoming (WY) Meets Wyoming Board of Social Work

 

The Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) program at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU or University) is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). MTSU discloses that the M.S.W. program meets the educational requirement to seek licensure in Tennessee. Students should be aware that licensing authorities for each state set and enforce their own requirements and standards and that those requirements and standards are subject to change. State requirements may include additional and recurring requirements such as residency, an application, supervision, examination, continuing education, fees, fingerprinting, background check, etc. States may also have reciprocity agreements for licensed social workers.

Prospective and current students in the MTSU M.S.W. program who are located outside the state of Tennessee or who plan to practice outside Tennessee should consult the table below for state-by-state disclosures and licensing board information and must discuss their plans with an advisor. Additionally, if you take even a casual interest in practicing outside of Tennessee upon graduation, we strongly encourage you to review the licensure and certification requirements for your states of interest.

The University updates this table annually to show, for each state and territory, its determination whether MTSU’s M.S.W. program meets the educational requirement for licensure, does not meet the educational requirement for licensure, or the University has not yet been able to make a determination. The table also provides links to state licensing boards. The Association of Social Work Boards provides a guide to licensure at https://www.aswb.org/ and a list of state licensing boards, statutes, and administrative rules at http://aswbsocialworkregulations.org/licensingWebsitesReportBuilder.jsp.

STATE DETERMINATION LICENSURE BOARD
Alabama (AL) Meets Alabama Board of Social Work
Alaska (AK) Meets Alaska Board of Social Work
American Samoa (AS) No information available American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services
Arizona (AZ) Meets Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
Arkansas (AR) Meets Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board
California (CA) Meets California Board of Behavioral Sciences
Colorado (CO) Meets Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
Connecticut (CT) Meets Connecticut State Department of Public Health Social Work Licensure
Delaware (DE) Meets Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners
District of Columbia (DC) Meets District of Columbia Board of Social Work
Florida (FL) Meets Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling
Georgia (GA) Meets Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
Guam (GU) Meets Guam Board of Social Work
Hawaii (HI) Meets Hawaii Board of Social Work
Idaho (ID) Meets Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners
Illinois (IL) Meets Illinois Board of Social Work
Indiana (IN) Meets Indiana Board of Social Work
Iowa (IA) Meets Iowa Board of Social Work
Kansas (KS) Meets Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Kentucky (KY) Meets Kentucky Board of Social Work
Louisiana (LA) Meets Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners
Maine (ME) Meets Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure
Maryland (MD) Meets Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners
Massachusetts (MA) Meets Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
Michigan (MI) Meets Michigan Board of Social Work
Minnesota (MN) Meets Minnesota Board of Social Work
Mississippi (MS) Meets Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage & Family Therapists
Missouri (MO) Meets Missouri Committee for Social Workers
Montana (MT) Meets Montana Board of Behavioral Health
Nebraska (NE) Meets Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health and Social Work Practice
Nevada (NV) Meets Nevada Board of Social Work
New Hampshire (NH) Meets New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice Social Worker
New Jersey (NJ) Meets New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners
New Mexico (NM) Meets New Mexico Board of Social Work
New York (NY) Meets New York Office of the Professions Social Work
North Carolina (NC) Meets North Carolina Social Work and Licensure Board
North Dakota (ND) Meets North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Northern Mariana Islands (MP) No information
available
CNMI Board of Professional Licensing and the Health Care Professions Licensing Board
Ohio (OH) Meets Ohio Counselor Social Worker Marriage and Family Therapist Board
Oklahoma (OK) Meets Oklahoma Board of Licensed Social Workers
Oregon (OR) Meets Oregon Board of Social Work
Pennsylvania (PA) Meets State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors
Puerto Rico (PR) Meets Puerto Rico Department of State Professional Social Workers
Rhode Island (RI) Meets Rhode Island Social Work Licensing
South Carolina (SC) Meets South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners
South Dakota (SD) Meets South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners
Tennessee (TN) Meets Tennessee Board of Social Workers
Texas (TX) Meets Texas Board of Social Worker Examiners
Utah (UT) Meets Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Board Licensing Social Work
Vermont (VT) Meets Vermont Office of Professional Regulation Social Workers
Virgin Islands (VI) Meets Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs
Virginia (VA) Meets Virginia Board of Social Work
Washington (WA) Meets Washington State Department of Licensing Social Work
West Virginia (WV) Meets West Virginia Board of Social Work
Wisconsin (WI) Meets Wisconsin Board of Social Work
Wyoming (WY) Meets Wyoming Board of Social Work

 

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