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Professional License Disclosure

Federal regulations require Southern Arkansas University to disclose whether its degree programs meet U.S. jurisdictions’ educational requirements for licensure (34 CFR 668.43(a)(6) & 34 CFR 668.72(n)).

The academic programs listed below are designed to prepare students for a career in a licensed profession upon completion of the program. A professional license is typically required for graduates of these programs to practice and/or gain employment in these fields.

Each state and territory have different professional licensure and certification requirements. Other licensure requirements may include professional examinations, background checks, years of work experience, fingerprinting requirements, etc.

Prospective and current students should also keep in mind that licensing and authorization requirements vary by state and that relocating during the course of a program to another state could impact whether they can continue in the course, meet the eligibility requirements of that state, and/or receive financial aid funding. Students considering relocation during their academic program are encouraged to communicate with the program contact listed below to check for authorization and licensure eligibility requirements.

Educator Preparation Programs

The programs leading to licensure in the SAU College of Education are designed to prepare students to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arkansas. Completion of an SAU program may not meet education requirements for a license or certification in another state. Teacher licensure requirements vary according to state laws and may involve more than successful degree completion. Graduates who seek licensure may need to satisfy other requirements, such as:

  • Applying for licensure and paying associated fees
  • Submission of transcripts
  • Completion and clearance of background check
  • Passing of associated state licensure exams (e.g., content knowledge exam(s), pedagogy exam, basic skills tests)
  • Years of professional experience

Students who successfully complete a program and all associated state licensure requirements are eligible to be recommended for Arkansas Educator Licensure. The following SAU programs are approved by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.

  • K-6 STEM Elementary Education (BSE)
  • K-6 Elementary Education (BSE)
  • Middle Childhood Education (BSE)
  • Bachelor of Music Education (BME)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
  • Master of Education Leadership (MEd)
  • K-12 SPED Endorsement
  • K-6 SPED Resource Endorsement
  • 7-12 SPED Resource Endorsement
  • K-12 Physical Education and Health
  • Master of Education in Instructional Facilitator/Lead Teacher
  • Master of Education in Gifted and Talented Education K-12
  • Master of Education in Library Media and Information Specialist K-12
  • Master of Education in Special Education K-12
  • Master of Education in School Counseling K-12
  • Superintendent Licensure Program
  • Bachelor of History – Social Studies Education
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Mathematics with Education Minor

Students interested in obtaining a teaching license in another state should check with the applicable licensing authority in that state to ensure that SAU’s program meets the state’s education requirements for eligibility for licensure. Contact information for state departments of education can be found on the U.S. Department of Education website and are listed below. SAU makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification information is current; however, state requirements may change. If planning to pursue professional licensure or certification in a state other than Arkansas, it is strongly recommended that the student contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program.

Please note, students enrolled in SAU’s educator preparation programs are only approved to participate in field experiences and/or clinical internships where they can meet all program requirements and complete all assessments using Arkansas Competencies and Arkansas Standards.

StateDisclosureState Licensure Authority/BoardProgram Contact/Email
AlabamaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Alabama State Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
AlaskaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Alaska Department of Education & Early DevelopmentSAU AFEL Office
ArizonaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Arizona Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
ArkansasAll programs meet educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas.Arkansas Department of Education SAU AFEL Office
CaliforniaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.California Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
ColoradoSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Colorado Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
ConnecticutSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Connecticut State Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
DelawareSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Delaware Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
District of ColumbiaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Office of the State Superintendent of EducationSAU AFEL Office
FloridaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Florida Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
GeorgiaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Georgia Professional Standards CommissionSAU AFEL Office
HawaiiSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Hawaii Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
IdahoSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Idaho State Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
IllinoisSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Illinois State Board of EducationSAU AFEL Office
IndianaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Indiana Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
IowaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Iowa Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
KansasSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Kansas State Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
KentuckySAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Kentucky Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
LouisianaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Louisiana Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
MaineSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Maine Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
MarylandSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Maryland State Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
MassachusettsSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Massachusetts Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
MichiganSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Michigan Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
MinnesotaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Minnesota Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
MississippiSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Mississippi Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
MissouriSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary EducationSAU AFEL Office
MontanaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Montana Office of Public InstructionSAU AFEL Office
NebraskaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Nebraska Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
NevadaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Nevada Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
New HampshireSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.New Hampshire Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
New JerseySAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.State of New Jersey Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
New MexicoSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.New Mexico Public Education DepartmentSAU AFEL Office
New YorkSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.New York State Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
North CarolinaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.North Carolina Department of Public InstructionSAU AFEL Office
North DakotaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.North Dakota Education Standards and Practices BoardSAU AFEL Office
OhioSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Ohio Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
OklahomaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Oklahoma State Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
OregonSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices CommissionSAU AFEL Office
PennsylvaniaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Pennsylvania Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
Rhode IslandSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Rhode Island Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
South CarolinaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.South Carolina Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
South DakotaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.South Dakota Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
TennesseeSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Tennessee Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
TexasSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Texas Education AgencySAU AFEL Office
UtahSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Utah State Board of EducationSAU AFEL Office
VermontSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Vermont Agency of EducationSAU AFEL Office
VirginiaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Virginia Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
WashingtonSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Washington State Professional Educator Standards BoardSAU AFEL Office
West VirginiaSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.West Virginia Department of EducationSAU AFEL Office
WisconsinSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Wisconsin Department of Public InstructionSAU AFEL Office
WyomingSAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards BoardSAU AFEL Office

Advanced Programs

The programs leading to licensure in the SAU College of Education are designed to prepare candidates to apply for applicable licensure or certification in Arkansas. Completion of an SAU program may not meet the requirements for a license or certification in another state. Counseling licensure requirements vary according to the Board of Counseling for each state.  Graduates who seek licensure may need to satisfy other requirements, such as:

  • Applying for licensure and paying associated fees
  • Submission of transcripts
  • Completion and clearance of background check
  • Passing of associated state licensure exams (e.g., National Counseling Exam (NCE))
  • Supervised experience

Advanced Programs

Master of Science  in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling

Candidates interested in obtaining a  license as a professional counselor in another state should check with the applicable licensing authority in that state to ensure that SAU’s program meets the state’s education requirements for eligibility for licensure. Contact information for state counseling boards can be found on the are listed below. SAU makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure is current; however, state requirements may change. If planning to pursue professional licensure in a state other than Arkansas, it is strongly recommended that the Candidate contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure requirements before beginning an academic program.

Please note, candidates enrolled in SAU’s programs are only approved to participate in clinical internships where they can meet all program requirements and complete all assessments.

State

Disclosure

State Licensure Authority/Board

Program Contact/Email

Alabama

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling

Dr. Alec Testa

Alaska

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Alaska Board of Professional Counselors

Dr. Alec Testa

Arizona

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Dr. Alec Testa 

Arkansas

All programs meet educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas.

Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling

Dr. Alec Testa

California

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Alec Testa

Colorado

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners

Dr. Alec Testa

Connecticut

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Connecticut Department of Public Health Professional Counselor

Dr. Alec Testa

Delaware

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Delaware Board of Professional Counseling

Dr. Alec Testa

District of Columbia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

D.C. Health Professional Counseling

Dr. Alec Testa

Florida

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Alec Testa

Georgia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Georgia Professional Licensing Board Examination Development and Testing Unit

Dr. Alec Testa

Hawaii

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Mental Health Counselor Program

Dr. Alec Testa

Idaho

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Idaho State Licensing Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists

Dr. Alec Testa

Illinois

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation Division of Professional Regulation

Dr. Alec Testa

Indiana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Indiana Social Work & Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health Counselor Board of Health 

Dr. Alec Testa

Iowa

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Iowa Board of Behavioral Science Examiners

Dr. Alec Testa

Kansas

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Dr. Alec Testa

Kentucky

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors

Dr. Alec Testa

Louisiana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners

Dr. Alec Testa

Maine

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Maine Board of Counseling Professionals

Dr. Alec Testa

Maryland

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists

Dr. Alec Testa

Massachusetts

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions

Dr. Alec Testa

Michigan

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Michigan Board of Counseling

Dr. Alec Testa

Minnesota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy

Dr. Alec Testa

Mississippi

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors

Dr. Alec Testa

Missouri

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Missouri Division of Professional Registration Committee for Professional Counselors

Dr. Alec Testa

Montana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

Dr. Alec Testa

Nebraska

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Mental Health and Social Work Practice

Dr. Alec Testa

Nevada

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors

Dr. Alec Testa

New Hampshire

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice

Dr. Alec Testa

New Jersey

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Professional Counselor Examiners Committee

Dr. Alec Testa

New Mexico

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Mexico Regulations and Licensing Department Counseling and Therapy Practice

Dr. Alec Testa

New York

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New York State Education Department Mental Health Practitioners 

Dr. Alec Testa

North Carolina

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors 

Dr. Alec Testa

North Dakota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners

Dr. Alec Testa

Ohio

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board

Dr. Alec Testa

Oklahoma

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health

Dr. Alec Testa

Oregon

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists

Dr. Alec Testa

Pennsylvania

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

Dr. Alec Testa

Rhode Island

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Rhode Island Department of Health Marriage, Family and Mental Health Therapy

Dr. Alec Testa

South Carolina

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors, and Psych-oeducational Specialists

Dr. Alec Testa

South Dakota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists

Dr. Alec Testa

Tennessee

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Tennessee Board for Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapists

Dr. Alec Testa

Texas

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Dr. Alec Testa

Utah

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Utah Department of Commerce Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Dr. Alec Testa

Vermont

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Vermont Secretary of State’s Office Board of Allied Mental Health Practitioners

Dr. Alec Testa

Virginia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Virginia Board of Counseling

Dr. Alec Testa

Washington

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Washington State Department of Health Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers Advisory Committee

Dr. Alec Testa

West Virginia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

West Virginia Board of Examiners in Counseling

Dr. Alec Testa

Wisconsin

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Professional Counselor

Dr. Alec Testa

Wyoming

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board

Dr. Alec Testa

  • History – Social Studies Education
  • Modern Languages – Spanish Education
  • Modern Languages – English Education
  • Performing Arts – Music Education (Vocal and Instrumental)

For the program listed above, please refer to the College of Education section.

Bachelor of Social Work

The program leading to licensure in the SAU College of Liberal and Performing Arts is the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW).  The degree allows the practicing social worker to become eligible for professional licensing in Arkansas. To obtain their licensure, students must pass the LSW Exam administered by the Association Social Work Boards. It should be noted that licensure is not required for a BSW graduate to work as a general social worker under the direct supervision of a licensed social worker in Arkansas.

Completion of the BSW program at SAU may not meet licensure requirements in another state. Social work licensure requirements vary according to state laws and may involve more than successful degree completion. Graduates who seek licensure may need to satisfy other requirements, such as:

  • Applying for licensure and paying associated fees
  • Submission of transcripts
  • Completion and clearance of background check
  • Passing of associated state licensure exams
  • Years of professional experience

Students interested in obtaining a social work license in another state should check with the applicable licensing authority in that state to ensure that SAU’s program meets the state’s requirements for eligibility for licensure. The Social Work Guide provides information about the social work field and more specifically the licensing requirements for each state.

State

Disclosure

Level of Licensure

State Licensure Authority/Board

Program Contact/Email

Alabama

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Alaska

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

State of Alaska Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Arizona

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker (LBSW)

Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Arkansas

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Arkansas Social Work Licensing Board

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

California

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

No License Required for General,
Non-clinical Social Work

California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Colorado

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

No License Required for General,
Non-clinical Social Work

Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Connecticut

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

No License Required for General,
Non-clinical Social Work

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Delaware

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Delaware Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

District of Columbia

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

DC Board of Social Work

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Florida

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

No License Required for General,
Non-clinical Social Work

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage
& Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Georgia

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

May only practice under supervision. Licensure requires a master’s degree. 

Georgia Board of Professional Counselors,
Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Hawaii

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Idaho

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Idaho Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Illinois

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Illinois Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Indiana

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services
Licensing Board

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Iowa

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Iowa Board of Social work

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Kansas

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Kentucky

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Kentucky Board of Social Work

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Louisiana

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Registered Social Worker (RSW)

Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Maine

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Maine State Board of Social Worker Licensure

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Maryland

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Massachusetts

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Massachusetts Board of Registration of
Social Workers

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Michigan

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Michigan Board of Social Work

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Minnesota

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Minnesota Board of Social Work

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Mississippi

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers
and Marriage & Family Therapists.

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Missouri

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Missouri Committee for Social Workers

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Montana

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

No License Required for General,
Non-clinical Social Work

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Nebraska

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

No License Required for General,
Non-clinical Social Work

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Nevada

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

New Hampshire

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

No License Required for General,
Non-clinical Social Work

New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

New Jersey

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW) & may provide
clinical services when supervised by a LCSW

New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners 

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

New Mexico

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

New Mexico Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

New York

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

May only practice under supervision. Licensure
requires a master’s degree. 

New York Office of the Professions

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

North Carolina

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Certified Social Worker (CSW)

North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

North Dakota

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Ohio

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and
Family Therapist Board

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Oklahoma

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Oregon

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker (RBSW)

State of Oregon Board of Licensed Social Workers

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Pennsylvania

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Pennsylvania State Board of Social Workers, Marriage
and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Rhode Island

The BSW does not meet this state’s requirements.

Licensure requires Master’s degree

State of Rhode Island Board of Examiners in Social Work

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

South Carolina

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

South Dakota

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Social Worker (SW)

South Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Tennessee

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Tennessee Board of Social Workers

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Texas

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Utah

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

The BSW meets the Social Service Worker
education requirement. 

Utah Social Worker Licensing Board

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Vermont

The BSW does not meet this state’s requirements.

Licensure requires Master’s degree

Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Virginia

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Bachelor Social Worker (LBSW)

Virginia Board of Social Work

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Washington

The BSW does not meet this state’s requirements.

Licensure requires Master’s degree

Washington State Mental Health Counselors,
Marriage and Family Therapists, and Social Workers Advisory Committee

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

West Virginia

The BSW meets the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

West Virginia Board of Social Work

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Wisconsin

The BSW does not meet this state’s requirements.

Licensure requires Master’s degree

State of Wisconsin Marriage and Family Therapy,
Professional Counseling, and Social Work Examining Board 

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

Wyoming

The BSW does not meet this state’s requirements.

Licensure requires Master’s degree

Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board

Deborah Wilson

djwilson@saumag.edu

  • Bachelor of Agricultural Education
  • Bachelor of Mathematics with Education Minor

For the program listed above, please refer to the College of Education section.

Department of Engineering-Physics

The Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) is a 124-hour program that prepares students for a variety of careers in the engineering field.  Some employment may require eventual licensure.  Requirements for licensure vary from state to state.  In Arkansas, the Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors issues and maintains licenses for Engineer Intern (EI) and Professional Engineer (PE).  The requirements in Arkansas for the Engineer Intern (EI) are as follows:  

Proof of graduation from an Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC of ABET) approved, or equivalent, engineering curriculum; AND verification of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. 

The requirements in Arkansas for the Professional Engineer (PE) are as follows:

  • Proof of graduation from an Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (EAC of ABET) approved, or equivalent, engineering curriculum;
  • Verification of passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam;
  • 4 years of satisfactory experience after graduation and
  • Be admitted and pass the Principles of Engineering (PE) exam.

The Department of Engineering-Physics offers curriculum that meets the educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas.

More information about the Fundaments of Engineering exam, the Professional Engineering exam and licensure process can be found at the Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors.   

Other State Professional Engineering exam and Licensure requirements

SAU has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the educational requirements required of other states. If an individual is planning to seek professional licensure or certification, it is strongly recommended that the individual contact the appropriate licensing entity in the state in which he/she is located or plan to locate to in order to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.  

 State licensing Boards:

State

Disclosure

State Licensure Authority/Board

Program Contact/Email

Alabama

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Alaska

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Alaska State Board of Registration for Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyor

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

American Samoa

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

N/A

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Arizona

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Arizona Board of Technical Registration

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Arkansas

This program meets the education requirement for licensure in this state

Arkansas State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors.  

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

California

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

California Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Colorado

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Colorado Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Connecticut

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Delaware

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Delaware Engineering Licensing Board 

Delaware Board of Professional Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

District of Columbia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

District of Columbia Board of Professional Engineering 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Florida

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Florida Board of Professional Engineers 

Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Georgia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Georgia Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Guam

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Guam Board of Registration for Professional Engineering, Architects, Surveyors, and Landscape Architects

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Hawaii

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Idaho

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Illinois

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Professional Engineer) 

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Professional Land Surveyor) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Indiana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers 

Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Iowa

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Iowa Professional Licensing Bureau (Engineer & Land Surveyor) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Kansas

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions (Engineer) 

Kansas State Board of Technical Professions (Surveyor) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Kentucky

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Kentucky Board of Engineers & Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Louisiana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Louisiana Professional Engineering & Land Surveying Board 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Maine

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Maine State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers 

Maine Board of Licensure for Professional Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Maryland

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Maryland Board for Professional Engineers 

Maryland Board for Professional Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Massachusetts

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Massachusetts Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Michigan

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (Professional Engineer) 

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (Professional Surveyors) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Minnesota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Minnesota Board of Architecture, Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture, Geoscience and Interior Design 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Mississippi

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Missouri

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Missouri Division of Professional Registration (Professional Engineer) 

Missouri Division of Professional Registration (Professional Land Surveyor) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Montana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Nebraska

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects 

Nebraska Board of Examiners of Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Nevada

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Nevada Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

New Hampshire

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Hampshire Board of Professional Engineers 

New Hampshire Board of Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

New Jersey

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

New Mexico

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Mexico Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

New York

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New York Office of the Professions 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

North Carolina

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers & Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

North Dakota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

North Dakota State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Northern Mariana Islands

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Northern Mariana Islands Board of Professional Licensing

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Ohio

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Ohio Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Oklahoma

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Oregon

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Pennsylvania

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Pennsylvania Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Puerto Rico

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Puerto Rico Board of Examiners for Engineers and Land Surveyors

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Rhode Island

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Rhode Island Division of Design Professionals (Professional Engineer) 

Rhode Island Division of Design Professionals (Professional Land Surveyor) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

South Carolina

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

South Carolina Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

South Dakota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

South Dakota Board of Technical Professions 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Tennessee

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners 

Tennessee Board of Examiners for Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Texas

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Texas Board of Professional Engineers 

Texas Board of Professional Land Surveying 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

US Virgin Islands

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Virgin Islands Board of Architects, Engineers, and Land Surveyors

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Utah

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (Engineer & Land Surveyor) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Vermont

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Vermont Board of Professional Engineering 

Vermont Secretary of State (Land Surveyors) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Virginia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Washington

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Washington State Department of Licensing (Engineer & Land Surveyor) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

West Virginia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers 

West Virginia Board of Professional Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Wisconsin

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (Professional Engineer) 

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (Professional Land Surveyor) 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Wyoming

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Wyoming Board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors 

Dr. Sam Heintz,

Chair of the Department of Engineering-Physics

Department of Nursing

Southern Arkansas University (SAU) discloses that Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program will fulfill state educational requirements for professional RN licenses.

State licensing boards of nursing may require additional requirements beyond education (i.e. application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, fingerprint submissions, continuing education hours, etc.).  It is up to you to review and understand additional requirements prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs.

State licensing boards may change requirements depending on current trends and issues in nursing practice.  Therefore, it is recommended you inquire with the applicable state board of nursing to confirm eligibility for licensure prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs.  We encourage you to contact the licensing board directly of the state should you have a question concerning requirements for licensure within that state.

Relocating to another state may affect your eligibility of requirements for licensure.  Contact the agency where you seek licensure before relocating to ensure you will be eligible for licensure in that state.

If you are relocating to another state, make sure you review the educational prerequisites for your intended state of licensure.  Make sure our BSN program educational requirements meet your desired state licensure requirements.  Use the agency contact information provided below to guide you in the review process for clarity of requirements.

SAU has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the education requirements for other state boards of nursing.  Students pursuing licensure should be aware of the specific requirements for each state.

Resources for students inquiring about educational requirements for professional licenses. 

 State licensing Boards:

State

Disclosure

State Licensure Authority/Board

Program Contact/Email

Alabama

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Alabama Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Alaska

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Alaska Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

American Samoa

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

American Samoa Licensure & Registration

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Arizona

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Arizona Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Arkansas

This program meets the education requirement for licensure in this state

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

California

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

California Board of Registered Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Colorado

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Colorado Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Connecticut

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Department of Public Health Registered Nurse Licensure

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Delaware

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

District of Columbia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Florida

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Florida Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Georgia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Georgia State Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Guam

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Guam Licensure & Registration

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Hawaii

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Hawaii Professional & Vocational Licensing Division

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Idaho

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Idaho Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Illinois

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Illinois Nursing Board

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Indiana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Indiana State Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Iowa

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Iowa Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Kansas

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Kansas Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Kentucky

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Kentucky Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Louisiana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Louisiana State Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Maine

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Maine Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Maryland

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Maryland Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Massachusetts

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Michigan

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Michigan Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Minnesota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Minnesota Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Mississippi

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Mississippi State Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Missouri

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Missouri State Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Montana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Montana Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Nebraska

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Nebraska Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Nevada

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Nevada Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

New Hampshire

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Hampshire Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

New Jersey

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Jersey Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

New Mexico

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Mexico Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

New York

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

State Board Office for Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

North Carolina

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

North Dakota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

North Dakota State Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Northern Mariana Islands

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Northern Mariana Island Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Ohio

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Ohio Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Oklahoma

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Oklahoma State Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Oregon

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Oregon Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Pennsylvania

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Pennsylvania State Board of OT Education and Licensure

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Puerto Rico

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Office of Regulations & Certification of Health Professionals

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Rhode Island

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Rhode Island Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

South Carolina

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

South Dakota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

South Dakota Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Tennessee

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Tennessee Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Texas

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Texas Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

US Virgin Islands

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

United States Virgin Islands Department of Health

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Utah

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Utah Nursing Board

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Vermont

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Virginia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Virginia Board On Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Washington

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Washington Nursing Commission

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

West Virginia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

West Virginia Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Wisconsin

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

Wyoming

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Wyoming Board of Nursing

Dr. Karen Landry,

Embree Chair of the Department of Nursing

The Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting is a 120-hour program that prepares students for a variety of careers in the accounting field. The Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure is not required for employment as an accountant but may be an expectation in many firms offering accounting services to the public.

Requirements for the CPA exam and licensure vary from state to state, but all states require a bachelor’s degree plus additional hours to reach 150 credit hours to be eligible for CPA licensure. Some states, including Arkansas, may allow students to sit for the CPA exam (but not obtain licensure) before the completion of 150 hours. Other requirements may include specific coursework, work experience, ethics exams, references, and/or residency. States also have additional requirements, including Continuing Professional Education (CPE), for license renewal.

The Rankin College of Business offers curriculum that meets the educational requirements for CPA licensure in Arkansas.

To qualify to sit for the CPA Exam in Arkansas, students must:

  • Complete 120 hour Bachelor degree with at least 30 hours of business classes or graduate degree with at least 20 hours of business classes. Must make a “C” or higher grade in all classes.
  • Complete 30 hours of accounting above Principles classes or complete 20 hours of graduate accounting classes. Classes must cover: financial accounting, management accounting, governmental and not-for profit accounting, federal taxation, auditing, accounting information systems.  Must make a “C” or higher grade in all classes.

Additional needs for certification license in Arkansas

  • Complete 30 hours to reach 150 hours of classes
  • Complete at least 2,000 hours of work in an accounting type of service

More information about the CPA exam and licensure process can be found at the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy website. 

Other State CPA exam and Licensure requirements

SAU has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the educational requirements required of other states. Students pursuing CPA licensure should be aware of the specific requirements for each state.

Here are resources for students exploring CPA licensure in other states.

Overview: https://www.becker.com/cpa-review/requirements

State licensing boards:   

State

Disclosure

State Licensure Authority/Board

Program Contact/Email

Alabama

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Alaska

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Alaska Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Arizona

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Arizona State Board of Accountancy

 Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Arkansas

All programs meet educational requirements for licensure in Arkansas.

Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

California

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

California Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Colorado

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Colorado State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Connecticut

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Connecticut State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Delaware

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Delaware State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

District of Columbia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

District of Columbia Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Florida

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Florida Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Georgia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Georgia State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Hawaii

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Idaho

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Idaho State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Illinois

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Illinois Board of Examiners

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Indiana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Indiana Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Iowa

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Iowa Accountancy Examining Board

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Kansas

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Kansas Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Kentucky

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Kentucky Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Louisiana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

State Board of CPAs of Louisiana

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Maine

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Maine Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Maryland

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Maryland Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Massachusetts

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Michigan

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Michigan State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Minnesota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Minnesota State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Mississippi

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Missouri

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Missouri State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Montana

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Montana Board of Public Accountants

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Nebraska

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Nevada

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Nevada State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

New Hampshire

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Hampshire Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

New Jersey

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Jersey State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

New Mexico

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New Mexico Public Accountancy Board

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

New York

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

New York State Board for Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

North Carolina

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

North Dakota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

North Dakota State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Ohio

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Accountancy Board of Ohio

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Oklahoma

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Oklahoma Accountancy Board

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Oregon

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Oregon Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Pennsylvania

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Rhode Island

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Rhode Island Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

South Carolina

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

South Carolina Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

South Dakota

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

South Dakota Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Tennessee

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Tennessee State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Texas

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Utah

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Utah Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Vermont

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Vermont Board of Public Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Virginia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Virginia Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Washington

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Washington State Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

West Virginia

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

West Virginia Board of Accountancy

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Wisconsin

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

Wyoming

SAU has not determined whether these programs meet the educational requirements for licensure in this state.

Wyoming Board of Certified Public Accountants

Dr. Gerald Plumlee,

Associate Dean

Rankin College of Business

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