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Professional Licensure Disclosure Statements

In accordance with 34 CFR § 668.43(a)(5)(v), Winston-Salem State University provides the following information for programs which may lead to professional licensure or certification.

Department of Clinical Laboratory Science

The Clinical Laboratory Science program is accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) and meets educational requirements for all states.

Department of Occupational Therapy

The Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®). ACOTE® accredited Occupational Therapy programs satisfy the states’ educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. Students graduating from an ACOTE® accredited Occupational Therapy educational program are eligible to take the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) certification exam and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, please refer to the AOTA State Licensure webpage.

Department of Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Sciences offers the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree plan which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Winston Salem State University DPT graduates meet all education requirements for licensure through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) in all states and territories.

Department of Rehabilitation Counseling

The Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) and meets educational requirements for all states except the following: California, Florida, New York, and Ohio. 

Department of Nursing

The Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and are accepted in all states and jurisdictions for meeting educational requirements for licensure and certification by way of compact designation or applying for reciprocity in a state outside the compact designation.

NOTE: The information below is based on standard licensure/certification requirements. Additional licensure endorsement may apply.

Department of Nursing

State

Compact Designation (Yes/No)

Alabama

Yes

Arizona

Yes

Arkansas

Yes

California

No**

Colorado

Yes

Connecticut

No**

Delaware

Yes

District of Columbia

No**

Florida

Yes

Georgia

Yes

Guam

No***

Hawaii

No**

Idaho

Yes

Illinois

No**

Indiana

Yes

Iowa

Yes

Kansas

Yes

Kentucky

Yes

Louisiana

Yes

Maine

Yes

Maryland

Yes

Massachusetts

No***

Michigan

No***

Minnesota

No**

Mississippi

Yes

Missouri

Yes

Montana

Yes

Nebraska

Yes

Nevada

No**

New Hampshire

Yes

New Jersey

No*

New Mexico

Yes

New York

No**

North Carolina

Yes

North Dakota

Yes

Ohio

No***

Oklahoma

Yes

Oregon

No**

Pennsylvania

No***

Rhode Island

No***

South Carolina

Yes

South Dakota

Yes

Tennessee

Yes

Texas

Yes

Utah

Yes

Vermont

No***

Virginia

Yes

Washington

No**

West Virginia

Yes

Wisconsin

Yes

Wyoming

Yes

Virgin Islands

No**

Department of Therapeutic Recreation

Graduates meet requirements to apply for certification by the National Council for Therapeutic Certification and licensure by the state of North Carolina. Students should consult with the licensing boards of NJ, OK, NH, and UT regarding specific requirements for those states. The WSSU Therapeutic Recreation Program is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Park, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

Department of Social Work

Winston-Salem State University’s Bachelors of Social Work (B. S. W.) meets the educational requirements for professional social work certification/licensure (at the bachelor's level) in all states and is accredited by The Council on Social Work Education.  Please use the link below for more specific information related to state requirements for social work practice certification/licensure at the bachelor's level.

Teaching Licensure

The Educator Preparation programs of CASBE are recognized by the NC Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and are therefore represented in the NC interstate agreement with the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).  The agreement facilitates the mobility of educators among the states and other jurisdictions that are members of NASDTEC and have signed the Agreement.  An individual who completes an approved Educator Preparation program at WSSU is eligible to earn a certificate or license in another state or jurisdiction including all 50 states, District of Columbia, Guam, Ontario and the Department of Defense.  While each state/entity may affirm the credentials earned by a WSSU program completer in Educator Preparation, the educator may have  to complete additional requirements, such as coursework, assessments, or classroom experience, before receiving a full professional certificate in the new state.

This recognition applies to our undergraduate and graduate teacher licensure programs in Birth through Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle Grades Education, Music Education, Secondary English Education, Secondary Math Education, and Health and Physical Education.