Professional Licensure and Certification

Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. Membership in NC-SARA does not recognize nor currently support reciprocity for state licensing educational requirements. Therefore, students enrolled or considering enrollment in Caldwell University academic programs that lead to obtaining professional licensure, should be aware if the program does or does not meet professional licensure or certificate requirements in the state where, as a graduate, the student plans to practice their profession. It is highly recommended that prospective students contact the appropriate licensing agency to seek information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of your state.

Relocating during the course of a program to another state may impact if the student can remain in the program and meet the state licensure requirements. Prior to relocation, please contact your program coordinator to discuss authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

To assist students and applicants located outside the state of New Jersey, please review the information below:

Accounting: Caldwell University’s accounting programs meet the educational requirements for students to sit for the CPA exam in NJ and become a licensed CPA. All the requirements for NJ licensure are posted at NJCPA.org. CU cannot guarantee that our programs meet the educational requirements in other states. Read about each state’s requirements for CPA licensure at AICPA.org.

Clinical Laboratory Science: Caldwell University’s joint BS in Clinical Laboratory Sciences with Rutgers School of Health Professions Medical Laboratory Science Program meets the professional licensing requirements of the following 11 states: CA, FL, GA, HI, LA, MT, ND, NV, NY, TN, and WV. At this time, all states not listed above do not require professional licensure to practice within the profession. Read more about state requirements for licensure at ASCLS.org.

Counseling: Caldwell University’s graduate programs in Counseling and Applied Behavior Analysis that lead to either the national registration of Registered Art Therapist (ATR) or the National Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) license, meet the educational requirements in all 50 states.

Caldwell’s graduate counseling programs leading to a state Certified School Counselor meets the educational requirements for a school counseling certificate in NJ. Note that typically a teaching certificate is required to become a school counselor. CU cannot guarantee that our programs meet educational requirements in other states. More information on school counselor licensure in every state is available at ASCA.org or contact the state department of education in your state of interest.

Caldwell University’s graduate counseling program leading to the Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) credential is also a state-by-state credential. Our program is CACREP accredited, thus meets the educational requirements for most states. At this time, our program meets the educational requirements in CA, DC, KS, and MD. CU cannot guarantee that our programs meet educational requirements in other states. More information about becoming a licensed counselor is available on the web, or by contacting the licensing department in your state of interest.

Education: Caldwell University’s undergraduate and graduate programs in education leading to state certification meet educational requirements for certification in NJ. CU cannot guarantee that our programs meet educational requirements in other states. The U.S. Department of Education website lists the contact information for every state and territory education department. The Education Commission of the States posts information on Teacher License Reciprocity.

Nursing: Caldwell University’s Undergraduate Nursing program, BSN in Nursing, meets state educational requirements for professional licensure in 40 states. At this time, we cannot determine if our program meets the requirements in AL, AZ, HI, IL, MI, MS, NC, TN, VA, and/or WY.

Caldwell’s University Graduate Nursing program, MSN in Population Health, meets state educational requirements for professional licensure in 43 states. At this time, we cannot determine if our program meets the requirements in MD, MO, VA, WA, WI, and/or WY. In NH, while the educational requirements are met, additional contact hours are required.

To view the contact information for every state board of nursing, please visit the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.