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Licensure Disclosure

In accordance with federal disclosure regulations and State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) policies, institutions must disclose whether a program leading to professional licensure or certification meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in all US States and territories regardless of the delivery mode of the program.

Norfolk State University publishes the academic programs that lead to Professional Licensure or Certification below. NSU's educational programs that lead to licensure or certifications are designed to meet Virginia's licensure/certification requirements and prepare students to apply for licensure exams in States outside of Virginia. Each State and territory may have different professional licensure and certification requirements. Other States may require individuals to obtain additional coursework, additional fieldwork, background checks, the passage of additional state licensing exams, additional fees, or other requirements.

The State professional licensing boards determine whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations in place when the individual submits their application for licensure. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time.

Licensure Disclosure by Degree Program
Degree Program Accrediting Organization Licensure Disclosure
B.S. Biology Education (BS Science: Biology) Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
B.S. Chemistry Education (BS Science: Chemistry) Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
PhD Clinical Psychology  (with ODU) American Psychological Association The Program meets educational  requirements for licensure in the U.S. States, territories, and the District of Columbia.
B.A./B.S. Early Childhood Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
B.A./ B.S. Elementary Education Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
MA Pre-Elementary Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
B.A. English Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
B.S. Health Services concentration Food Science and Nutrition Didactic Program in Dietetics The Program meets the educational/licensure requirements for the state of Virginia. It is undetermined if the program meets requirements for licensure in other States and U.S. territories.
B.S. Health and Physical Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
B.A. History Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
B.S. Exercise Science concentration Kinesiotherapy Council on Professional Standards for Kinesiotherapy The program meets the educational requirements for licensure in all 50 States and U.S. territories students that pass the Kinesiotherapy  examination are fully licensed kinesiotherapist in every State.
B.S. Mathematics Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
BMUS Music Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
B.S. Nursing Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) The program meets educational and licensure reciprocity for 34 U.S. States and territories through the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC).
NLC States/Territories with Legislation Pending:
Guam, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont
BSW Social Work Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) The program meets educational requirements for all 50 States. However, Virginia does not have licensure reciprocity with any State. Virginia offers application by endorsement for applicants holding a social work license in good standing in another jurisdiction who have passed the necessary licensing examination. If an applicant holds an equivalent license in another jurisdiction, the Board may grant approval to sit for the licensing examination.
MSW Social Work Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) The program meets educational requirements for all 50 States. However, Virginia does not have licensure reciprocity with any State. Virginia offers application by endorsement for applicants holding a social work license in good standing in another jurisdiction who have passed the necessary licensing examination. If an applicant holds an equivalent license in another jurisdiction, the Board may grant approval to sit for the licensing examination.
PhD Social Work Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) The program meets educational requirements for all 50 States. However, Virginia does not have licensure reciprocity with any State. Virginia offers application by endorsement for applicants holding a social work license in good standing in another jurisdiction who have passed the necessary licensing examination. If an applicant holds an equivalent license in another jurisdiction, the Board may grant approval to sit for the licensing examination.
B.A./B.S. Special Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
MA Special Education Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.
MAT Teaching Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP) The program meets educational and licensure requirements for all 50 States through the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification. However, some States may require additional certificates as additional criteria. Those additions may be obtained after such licenses are transferred.