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Licensure Program Eligibility by State

Effective July 1, 2020, the Department of Education has enacted Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) requiring colleges and universities to disclose licensure program eligibility in all U.S. States and Territories. Below is a comprehensive listing of licensure programs offered at APSU and the appropriate state licensure information and supporting links. 

Students should be aware that licensure and certification requirements vary from state to state and are subject to change. Licensing agencies or boards also may have requirements in addition to an earned degree. APSU has not made a determination whether APSU’s programs will meet all of the licensure and certification requirements in each US state or territory.  APSU recommends that students who are not Tennessee residents or who plan to seek licensure or certification outside the state of Tennessee contact the appropriate licensing agency or board before they enroll in an academic program designed to lead to licensure or certification and discuss their plans with an advisor.

Students seeking a degree in one of the APSU programs below need to disclose any updated address information to APSU within 14 days of relocation. This disclosure will allow APSU to update information in student records and notify the student about licensure or certification requirements relevant to the student’s new state or territory of residence.

For additional licensure information and questions, students should contact their academic advisor.

Completion of the 120 semester-hour Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (B.B.A.) at Austin Peay State University (APSU) qualifies students to sit for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination in Tennessee.  It includes all required accounting and business courses and hours required for a Tennessee license however, awarding of a Tennessee CPA license requires 150 semester hours of credit, or 30 additional credit hours. 

APSU’s Master of Science Management (MSM) program can fulfill the additional 30 semester hour requirement.  Or students can double-major in other undergraduate business degree programs in the APSU College of Business to provide the additional 30 credit hours.

All states require 150 credit hours and a Bachelor’s degree for licensure in accounting.  Licensure requirements with respect to specific courses vary from state to state and are subject to change. 

Consult with the State Board of Accountancy in each state for the most up-to-date information.  (Links to all state boards can be found at https://nasba.org/stateboards/ .

  • Alabama - Does not meet requirements
  • Alaska - Meets requirements
  • Arizona - Meets requirements
  • Arkansas - Does not meet requirements
  • California - Does not meet requirements
  • Colorado - Meets requirements
  • Connecticut - Meets requirements
  • Delaware - Does not meet requirements
  • Florida - Meets requirements
  • Georgia - Meets requirements
  • Guam - Meets requirements
  • Hawaii - Meets requirements
  • Idaho - Meets requirements
  • Illinois - Does not meet requirements
  • Indiana - Meets requirements
  • Iowa - Meets requirements
  • Kansas - Does not meet requirements
  • Kentucky - Meets requirements
  • Louisiana - Meets requirements
  • Maine - Meets requirements
  • Maryland - Does not meet requirements
  • Massachusetts -Meets requirements
  • Michigan - Meets requirements
  • Minnesota - Meets requirements
  • Mississippi - Does not meet requirements
  • Missouri - Meets requirements
  • Montana - Meets requirements
  • Nebraska - Meets requirements
  • Nevada - Meets requirements
  • New Hampshire - Meets requirements
  • New Jersey - Meets requirements
  • New Mexico - Meets requirements
  • New York - Does not meet requirements
  • North Carolina - Meets requirements
  • North Dakota - Meets requirements
  • Northern Mariana Islands - Meets requirements
  • Ohio - Meets requirements
  • Oklahoma - Meets requirements
  • Oregon - Does not meet requirements
  • Pennsylvania - Does not meet requirements
  • Puerto Rico - Meets requirements
  • Rhode Island - Meets requirements
  • South Carolina - Meets requirements
  • South Dakota - Meets requirements
  • Tennessee - Meets requirements
  • Texas - Meets requirements
  • Utah - Does not meet requirements
  • Vermont - Meets requirements
  • Virginia - Meets requirements
  • Virgin Islands - Meets requirements
  • Washington - Meets requirements
  • Washington D.C. - Meets requirements
  • West Virginia - Does not meet requirements
  • Wisconsin - Meets requirements
  • Wyoming - Meets requirements

Alabama - Meets requirements

Alaska - Meets requirements

Arizona - Meets requirements if COUN 5992 is completed as an elective

Arkansas - Meets requirements if COUN 5992 or PSYC 5050 is completed as an elective

California - Does not meet requirements

Colorado - Meets requirements

Connecticut - Meets requirements

Delaware - Meets requirements

District of Columbia - Meets requirements if COUN 5992 is completed as an elective

Florida - Does not meet requirements

Georgia - Meets requirements

Hawaii - Meets requirements

Idaho - Meets requirements

Illinois - Meets requirements

Indiana - Does not meet requirements

Iowa - Meets requirements

Kansas - Meets requirements

Kentucky - Meets requirements

Louisiana - Does not meet requirements (would only meet with increase in clinical hours experience)

Maine - Meets requirements

Maryland - Meets requirements if COUN 5992 is completed as an elective

Massachusetts - Meets requirements

Michigan - Meets requirements

Minnesota - Meets requirements if COUN 5992 is completed as an elective

Mississippi - Meets requirements

Missouri - Meets requirements

Montana - Meets requirements

Nebraska - Meets requirements

Nevada - Meets requirements

New Hampshire - Meets requirements

New Jersey - Meets requirements

New Mexico - Meets requirements

New York - Meets requirements if COUN 5992 is completed as an elective

North Carolina - Meets requirements

North Dakota - Meets requirements

Ohio - Meets requirements

Oklahoma - Meets requirements

Oregon - Meets requirements

Pennsylvania - Meets requirements

Rhode Island - Does not meet requirements

South Carolina - Meets requirements

South Dakota - Meets requirements

Tennessee - Meets requirements

Texas - Meets requirements if COUN 5992 is completed as an elective

Utah - Meets requirements

Vermont - Meets requirements if COUN 5992 or PSYC 5050 is completed as an elective

Virginia - Meets requirements

Washington - Does not meet requirements

West Virginia - Meets requirements

Wisconsin - Meets requirements

Wyoming - Meets requirements

Alabama - Meets requirements

Alaska - Does not meet requirements

Arizona - Meets requirements

Arkansas - Does not meet requirements

California - Meets requirements

Colorado - Meets requirements

Connecticut - Does not meet requirements

Delaware - Does not meet requirements

District of Columbia - Meets requirements

Florida - Meets requirements

Georgia - Does not meet requirements

Hawaii - Meets requirements

Idaho - Meets requirements

Illinois - Does not meet requirements

Indiana - Does not meet requirements

Iowa - Does not meet requirements

Kansas - Meets requirements

Kentucky - Meets requirements

Louisiana - Meets requirements

Maine - Does not meet requirements

Maryland - Meets requirements

Massachusetts - Does not meet requirements

Michigan - Does not meet requirements

Minnesota - Meets requirements

Mississippi - Meets requirements

Missouri - Meets requirements

Montana - Meets requirements

Nebraska - Meets requirements

Nevada - Meets requirements

New Hampshire - Meets requirements

New Jersey - Meets requirements

New Mexico - Meets requirements

New York - Does not meet requirements

North Carolina - Meets requirements

North Dakota - Meets requirements

Ohio - Meets requirements

Oklahoma - Meets requirements

Oregon - Meets requirements

Pennsylvania - Meets requirements

Rhode Island - Does not meet requirements

South Carolina - Meets requirements

South Dakota - Meets requirements

Tennessee - Meets requirements

Texas - Meets requirements

Utah - Meets requirements

Vermont - Meets requirements

Virginia - Meets requirements

Washington - Does not meet requirements

West Virginia - Meets requirements

Wisconsin - Meets requirements

Wyoming - Meets requirements

The Counseling Psychology doctoral program (PsyD) at Austin Peay State University launched in Fall 2020 and is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) (see the listing provided by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002; http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation, 202-336- 5979). The PsyD in Counseling Psychology program at APSU is designed to produce graduates who are able to be successfully licensed in most states. However, as a new program, we have not yet had any program graduates and therefore have had no graduates to apply for licensure in any state.

It is important to learn the requirements to becoming licensed as a psychologist in your location, with a graduate degree is one but not the only requirement. In addition to education requirements for the doctoral degree, many jurisdictions require post-doctoral professional experience and some states have additional training, education, and/or requirements that are not required for a degree.

Generally, the way licensure works in counseling psychology is:

  • Complete an approved education program. This often includes completion of supervised pre-doctoral practicum hours as well as an APA- accredited full-time one-year pre-doctoral internship towards the end of your doctoral program. We will participate in Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), which coordinates a nationwide internship match for students each APA-accredited programs are recognized across many states although some states impose additional education and training requirements.
  • Complete a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship with supervised clinical experience under the appropriate license or registration for the state you are located However, some states do not require post-doctoral training;
  • Take the national (EPPP—Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology) and state examinations required;
  • Complete any additional non-educational and/or educational requirements for the state you are seeking licensure in (such as background checks, credential verifications, any additional specific training requirements).

State Boards of Psychology determine requirements for licensure and typically include post-doctoral training as well as examinations beyond the educational requirements so that a doctoral degree is not sufficient to meet licensure requirements in most states. Students should confirm state licensing requirements directly with the state they are interested in licensure. For more information on licensing requirements, including contact information for every state and territory licensing board, please see the Association of State Boards of Professional Psychology (ASBPP) webpage. ASPPB (Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards) provides a compendium called PsyBook which summarizes requirements for most states and may be a helpful resource for students determining vocational location and licensing requirements.

Note that in some jurisdictions, in addition to being licensed as psychologist, an individual can obtain prescribing privileges for some medications. Our program does not fulfill requirements for licensure as prescribing psychologists in those states and jurisdictions that allow for it. Typically, additional post-doctoral coursework in pharmacology is needed in addition to the doctoral degree. Please see the ASBPP website for information about other U.S. territories and Canadian provinces.

Below is a listing of all states and the District of Columbia and our current understanding of educational requirements based largely on the annual review by ASPPB to give you a general idea of how well our program fits with the educational requirements of each location. Please remember that there are state requirements for licensure in addition to the educational requirements described below. We make every effort to ensure the information below is current; however, state requirements may change. If you are planning to pursue professional licensure or certification, it is strongly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing entity in that location to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements before beginning an academic program. You should directly check the web sites of the State Licensing Board you are interested in, all of which are listed and linked below, for the most accurate and up to date information on educational and other requirements for licensure. Finally, for information on professional licensure preparation in counseling psychology at Austin Peay State University, please contact

Dr. Valerie Leake at leakev@apsu.edu.

The Tennessee Practitioner Teaching License will transfer to all remaining states.  However, each state may require additional coursework or testing requirements, as they deem necessary.  Please contact the licensing agency of the state where you wish to teach for state specific requirements.

The following link provides a list of states and requirements to transfer to each state:

https://www.teachercertificationdegrees.com/reciprocity/

The table provides a brief outline for each state as well as a link to each state’s detailed requirements to transfer a teaching license.

  • Alabama - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Alaska - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Arizona - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Arkansas - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • California - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Colorado - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Connecticut - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Delaware - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Florida - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Georgia - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Guam - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Hawaii - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Idaho - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Illinois - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Indiana - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Iowa - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Kansas - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Kentucky - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Louisiana - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Maine - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Maryland - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Massachusetts -Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Michigan - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Minnesota - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Mississippi - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Missouri - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Montana - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Nebraska - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Nevada - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • New Hampshire - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • New Jersey - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • New Mexico - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • New York - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • North Carolina - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • North Dakota - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Ohio - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Oklahoma - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Oregon - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Pennsylvania - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Puerto Rico -Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Rhode Island - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • South Carolina - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • South Dakota - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Tennessee - Meets requirements
  • Texas - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Utah - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Vermont - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Virginia - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Virgin Islands - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Washington - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Washington D.C. - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • West Virginia - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Wisconsin - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)
  • Wyoming - Transfers (additional coursework or testing may be required)

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that state requirements are met.  The ASCP has a list of states requiring certification and/or licensure: https://www.ascp.org/content/board-of-certification/get-credentialed .  Prospective students are highly encouraged to check with their state medical laboratory board to ensure licensure requirements are met.  The information below only verifies the educational requirements but does not evaluate fitness for their occupational license in matters such as background checks, drug screens, or other requirements of state licensure.

  • Alabama - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Alaska - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Arizona - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Arkansas - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • California - Meets requirements providing student completes two PHYS courses and is approved by CA examiner.
  • Colorado - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Connecticut - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Delaware - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • District of Columbia - Meets requirements
  • Florida - Meets requirements https://floridasclinicallabs.gov/licensing/technologist/
  • Georgia - Meets requirements http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/gac/111-8-10 section .06
  • Hawaii - Meets requirements https://health.hawaii.gov/statelab/files/2013/05/sld-lic-tech-req.pdf
  • Idaho - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Illinois - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Indiana - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Iowa - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Kansas - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Kentucky - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Louisiana - Meets requirements http://www.lsbme.la.gov/content/application-instructions-initial-licensure-clinical-laboratory-personnel
  • Maine - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Maryland - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Massachusetts - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Michigan - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Minnesota - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Mississippi - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Missouri - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Montana - Meets requirements http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/cls#1?1
  • Nebraska - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Nevada - Meets requirements https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NAC/NAC-652.html#NAC652Sec420
  • New Hampshire - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • New Jersey - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • New Mexico - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • New York - Meets requirements by substantial equivalent provision and approval by examiner.
  • North Carolina - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • North Dakota - Meets requirements https://www.legis.nd.gov/cencode/t43c48.pdf?20160315142555
  • Ohio - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Oklahoma - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Oregon - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Pennsylvania - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Puerto Rico - pending review
  • Rhoda Island - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • South Carolina - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • South Dakota - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Tennessee - Meets requirements https://publications.tnsosfiles.com/rules/1200/1200-06/1200-06-01.20100721.pdf
  • Texas - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Utah - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Vermont - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Virginia - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Washington - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • West Virginia - Meets requirements http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/readfile.aspx?DocId=49385&Format=PDF
  • Wisconsin - Meets requirements (Certification only)
  • Wyoming - Meets requirements (Certification only)

The School of Nursing has reviewed the state and territory requirements regarding the Nursing program and which state a license may transfer to. Please note that while a license may be transferred, additional curriculum may be still be required for prescriptive authority in these states.

Additionally, for the undetermined states, you will want to visit the below website to determine the licensure requirements for that state: www.ncsbn.org

  • Alabama - Meet requirements
  • Alaska - Meets requirements
  • American Samoa - Undetermined
  • Arizona - Meets requirements
  • Arkansas - Meet requirements
  • California - Undetermined
  • Colorado - Meets requirements
  • Connecticut - Meet requirements
  • Delaware - Meet requirements
  • Florida - Meet requirements
  • Georgia - Meet requirements
  • Guam - Undetermined
  • Hawaii - Meet requirements
  • Idaho - Meets requirements
  • Illinois - Undetermined
  • Indiana - Meet requirements
  • Iowa - Meets requirements
  • Kansas - Meet requirements
  • Kentucky - Meets requirements
  • Louisiana - Meets requirements
  • Maine - Meet requirements
  • Maryland - Meet requirements
  • Massachusetts -Meet requirements
  • Michigan - Meet requirements
  • Minnesota - Meets requirements
  • Mississippi - Meet requirements
  • Missouri - Meet requirements
  • Montana - Meets requirements
  • Nebraska - Meet requirements
  • Nevada - Undetermined
  • New Hampshire - Meets requirements
  • New Jersey - Undetermined
  • New Mexico - Meet requirements
  • New York - Undetermined
  • North Carolina - Meet requirements
  • North Dakota - Meet requirements
  • Northern Mariana Islands - Undetermined
  • Ohio - Meets requirements
  • Oklahoma - Meets requirements
  • Oregon - Undetermined
  • Pennsylvania - Meets requirements
  • Puerto Rico - Undetermined
  • Rhode Island - Meet requirements
  • South Carolina - Meets requirements
  • South Dakota - Meet requirements
  • Tennessee - Meet requirements
  • Texas - Meets requirements
  • Utah - Meets requirements
  • Vermont - Undetermined
  • Virginia - Meet requirements
  • Virgin Islands - Undetermined
  • Washington - Undetermined
  • Washington D.C. - Meets requirements
  • West Virginia - Meets requirements
  • Wisconsin - Meets requirements
  • Wyoming - Meets requirements

Graduates are responsible for meeting state licensing requirements.  The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) post individual state licensure information on their website. The list may be found at https://www.asrt.org/main/standards-and-regulations/legislation-regulations-and-advocacy/individual-state-licensure. Students are advised that licensure requirements vary from state to state throughout the professional program. They are aware a license may be required in certain states while state requirements may be met by virtue of their professional certification. Some states have more than one set of licensure requirements Licensure requirements are dynamic, so the information provided below is subject to change. To visit a specific state link, please visit Radiologic Science licensure eligibility for a state by state link listing.

  • Alabama - Licenses equipment only
  • Alaska - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Arizona - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Arkansas - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • California - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Colorado - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Connecticut - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Delaware - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • District of Columbia - Licenses equipment only
  • Florida - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Georgia - Licenses equipment only
  • Guam - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Hawaii - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Idaho - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Illinois - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Indiana - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Iowa - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Kansas - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Kentucky - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Louisiana - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Maine - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Maryland - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Massachusetts - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Michigan - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Minnesota - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Mississippi - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Missouri - Does not require personnel licensure
  • Montana - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Nebraska - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Nevada - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • New Hampshire - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • New Jersey - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • New Mexico - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • New York - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • North Carolina - Does not require personnel licensure
  • North Dakota - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Ohio - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Oklahoma - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Oregon - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Pennsylvania - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Puerto Rico - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Rhode Island - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • South Carolina - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • South Dakota - Does not require personnel licensure
  • Tennessee - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Texas - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Utah - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Vermont - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Virgin Islands - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Virginia - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Washington - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • West Virginia - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Wisconsin - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility
  • Wyoming - Meets all criteria for credentialing exam eligibility

The data that follows considers whether or not the APSU Bachelor of Social Work and the APSU Master of Social Work degrees meet US state licensing guidelines. Licensed Bachelor of Social Worker and Licensed Master’s Social Worker are designated LBSW and LMSW, respectively. In states where LBSW or LMSW are appropriated different licensure titles, those are indicated in italics below.

In some states, there is no bachelor's level licensure available, and social work may be practiced in certain capacities. Prospective licensees should consult states to ascertain specific capacities and limitations. In some states, requirements beyond APSU master’s level work is required for advanced licensure: masters, clinical, etc.

States differ in specific qualifications for licensure in addition to the basic degree requirements: fees, requisite exams, background checks, requirements upon obtaining licensure, requirements to maintain licensure, etc.

Links:

SocialWorkLicensure.org
https://socialworklicensure.org/articles/social-work-license-requirements/

SocialWorkGuide.org
https://www.socialworkguide.org/licensure/

  • Alabama - Meets requirements
  • Alaska - Meets requirements
  • Arizona - Meets requirements
  • Arkansas - Meets requirements
  • California - No LBSW licensure, additional requirements for advanced licensing
  • Colorado - No LBSW licensure, additional requirements for advanced licensing
  • Connecticut - No LBSW licensure
  • Delaware - Meets requirements
  • Florida - No LBSW licensure, additional requirements for advanced licensing
  • Georgia - No LBSW licensure
  • Guam - Meets requirements
  • Hawaii - Meets requirements
  • Idaho - Meets requirements
  • Illinois - Additional requirements necessary for basic licensure at the bachelor's level and additional requirements for Licensed Social Worker credential
  • Indiana - Meets requirements
  • Iowa - Meets requirements
  • Kansas - Meets requirements
  • Kentucky - Meets requirements
  • Louisiana -  Meets requirements for Registered Social Worker
  • Maine - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker
  • Maryland - Meets requirements
  • Massachusetts - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker, additional requirements needed for Licensed Social Worker Associate
  • Michigan - Additional requirements needed for LBSW
  • Minnesota - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Graduate Social Worker
  • Mississippi - Meets requirements
  • Missouri - Meets requirements
  • Montana - No licensure for non-clinical social work practice
  • Nebraska - Meets requirements for Certified Social Worker, additional requirements for Certified Master Social Worker
  • Nevada - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker, additional requirements for Licensed Independent Social Worker
  • New Hampshire - No requirement for non-clinical social work practice, specialized licensure available
  • New Jersey - Meets requirements for Certified Social Worker, specialize licensure available
  • New Mexico - Meets requirements
  • New York - Meets requirements
  • North Carolina -Meets requirements for Certified Social Worker and Certified Master Social Worker
  • North Dakota - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Certified Social Worker
  • Norther Mariana Island - Adopted Social Work ASWB licensing exam in 2021
  • Ohio - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker additional requirements for Licensed Independent Social Worker
  • Oklahoma - Meets requirements
  • Oregon - Meets requirements for Registered Baccalaureate Social Worker
  • Pennsylvania - Meets requirements
  • Puerto Rico - Meets licensure requirements for Provisional Social Worker, additional requirements for licensure for Permanent Social Worker
  • Rhode Island - No LBSW licensure, additional requirements for advanced licensure
  • South Carolina - Meets requirements
  • South Dakota - Meets requirements
  • Tennessee - Meets requirements
  • Texas - Meets requirements
  • Utah - Meets requirements for Social Service Worker licensure and Certified Social Worker licensure
  • Vermont - No LBSW licensure
  • Virgin Islands - No LBSW licensure
  • Virginia - Additional requirements for LBSW
  • Washington - No LBSW licensure, additional requirements for Licensed Advanced Social Worker
  • Washington D.C. - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Work Associate and Licensed Graduate Social Worker
  • West Virginia - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Graduate Social Worker
  • Wisconsin - Meets requirements for Social Worker Training Certificate, additional requirements for Certified Social Worker and Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker
  • Wyoming - Meets requirements for Certified Social Worker, additional required for advanced licensure

The data that follows considers whether or not the APSU Bachelor of Social Work and the APSU Master of Social Work degrees meet US state licensing guidelines. Licensed Bachelor of Social Worker and Licensed Master’s Social Worker are designated LBSW and LMSW, respectively. In states where LBSW or LMSW are appropriated different licensure titles, those are indicated in italics below.

In some states, there is no bachelor's level licensure available, and social work may be practiced in certain capacities. Prospective licensees should consult states to ascertain specific capacities and limitations. In some states, requirements beyond APSU master’s level work is required for advanced licensure: masters, clinical, etc.

States differ in specific qualifications for licensure in addition to the basic degree requirements: fees, requisite exams, background checks, requirements upon obtaining licensure, requirements to maintain licensure, etc.

 Links:

SocialWorkLicensure.org

 https://socialworklicensure.org/articles/social-work-license-requirements/

SocialWorkGuide.org

https://www.socialworkguide.org/licensure/

  • Alabama - Meets requirements
  • Alaska - Meets requirements
  • Arizona - Meets requirements
  • Arkansas - Meets requirements
  • California - Additional requirements for advanced licensing
  • Colorado - Additional requirements for advanced licensing
  • Connecticut - Meets requirements
  • Delaware - Meets requirements
  • Florida - Additional requirements for advanced licensing
  • Georgia - Meets requirements
  • Guam - Meets requirements
  • Hawaii - Meets requirements
  • Idaho - Meets requirements
  • Illinois - Additional requirements necessary for basic licensure at the bachelor's level and additional requirements for Licensed Social Worker credential
  • Indiana - Meets requirements for master's level advanced licensure (Licensed Social Worker)
  • Iowa - Meets requirements
  • Kansas - Meets requirements
  • Kentucky - Meets requirements for Certified Social Worker
  • Louisiana -  Meets requirements
  • Maine - Meets requirements 
  • Maryland - Meets requirements
  • Massachusetts - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker, additional requirements needed for Licensed Social Worker Associate
  • Michigan - Additional requirements needed for LMSW
  • Minnesota - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Graduate Social Worker
  • Mississippi - Meets requirements
  • Missouri - Meets requirements
  • Montana - No licensure for non-clinical social work practice
  • Nebraska - Meets requirements for Certified Social Worker, additional requirements for Certified Master Social Worker
  • Nevada - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker, additional requirements for Licensed Independent Social Worker
  • New Hampshire - No requirement for non-clinical social work practice, specialized licensure available
  • New Jersey - Meets requirements for Certified Social Worker, specialize licensure available
  • New Mexico - Meets requirements
  • New York - Meets requirements
  • North Carolina -Meets requirements for Certified Social Worker and Certified Master Social Worker
  • North Dakota - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Certified Social Worker
  • Norther Mariana Island - Adopted Social Work ASWB licensing exam in 2021
  • Ohio - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker additional requirements for Licensed Independent Social Worker
  • Oklahoma - Meets requirements
  • Oregon - Meets requirements
  • Pennsylvania - Meets requirements
  • Puerto Rico - Meets licensure requirements for Provisional Social Worker, additional requirements for licensure for Permanent Social Worker
  • Rhode Island - No LBSW licensure, additional requirements for advanced licensure
  • South Carolina - Meets requirements
  • South Dakota - Meets requirements
  • Tennessee - Meets requirements
  • Texas - Meets requirements
  • Utah - Meets requirements for Social Service Worker licensure and Certified Social Worker licensure
  • Vermont - Meets requirements
  • Virgin Islands - Meets requirements
  • Virginia - Meets requirements
  • Washington - No LBSW licensure, additional requirements for Licensed Advanced Social Worker
  • Washington D.C. - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Work Associate and Licensed Graduate Social Worker
  • West Virginia - Meets requirements for Licensed Social Worker and Licensed Graduate Social Worker
  • Wisconsin - Meets requirements for Social Worker Training Certificate, additional requirements for Certified Social Worker and Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker
  • Wyoming - Meets requirements for Certified Social Worker, additional required for advanced licensure

The Department of Health and Human Performance has reviewed the licensure criteria provided by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for each state listed below. Students who successfully complete the curriculum taught at APSU will meet the standards to make them eligible to apply for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and state licensure. APSU has received an award of Candidacy Status with the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

For students who are interested in pursuing state licensure outside of Tennessee, it is recommended they contact the licensing agency for the state in which they want to practice or visit the state-by-state licensing requirements outlined on the ASHA website.

  • Alabama - Meets Requirements
  • Alaska - Meets Requirements
  • Arizona - Meets Requirements
  • Arkansas - Meets Requirements
  • California - Meets Requirements
  • Colorado - Meets Requirements
  • Connecticut - Meets Requirements
  • Delaware - Meets Requirements
  • Disctrict of Columbia - Meets Requirements
  • Florida - Meets Requirements
  • Georgia - Meets Requirements
  • Guam - Meets Requirements
  • Hawaii - Meets Requirements
  • Idaho - Meets Requirements
  • Illinois - Meets Requirements
  • Indiana - Meets Requirements
  • Iowa - Meets Requirements
  • Kansas - Meets Requirements
  • Kentucky - Meets Requirements
  • Louisiana - Meets Requirements
  • Maine - Meets Requirements
  • Maryland - Meets Requirements
  • Massachusettes - Meets Requirements
  • Michigan - Meets Requirements
  • Minnesota - Meets Requirements
  • Mississippi - Meets Requirements
  • Missouri - Meets Requirements
  • Montana - Meets Requirements
  • Nebraska - Meets Requirements
  • Nevada - Meets Requirements
  • New Hampshire - Meets Requirements
  • New Jersey - Meets Requirements
  • New Mexico - Meets Requirements
  • New York - Meets Requirements
  • North Carolina - Meets Requirements
  • North Dakota - Meets Requirements
  • Ohio - Meets Requirements
  • Oklahoma - Meets Requirements
  • Oregon - Meets Requirements
  • Pennsylvania - Meets Requirements
  • Puerto Rico - Meets Requirements
  • Rhode Island - Meets Requirements
  • South Carolina - Meets Requirements
  • South Dakota - Meets Requirements
  • Tennessee - Meets Requirements
  • Texas - Meets Requirements
  • U.S. Virgin Island - Undetermined ((https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/u.s.-virgin-islands/))
  • Utah - Meets Requirements
  • Vermont - Meets Requirements
  • Virginia - Meets Requirements
  • Washington - Meets Requirements
  • West Virginia - Meets Requirements
  • Wisconsin - Meets Requirements
  • Wyoming - Meets Requirements