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Professional Licensing Disclosure

If your career requires professional licensure, your license to practice may have specific state or national requirements.

If you are seeking a license for your field, you may need to reach out to a licensing entity or state agency to receive your credentials.

Learn more below about specific state requirements.

Accounting

All states and territories require 150 credit hours for licensure; therefore, the BSBA in Accounting program alone does not meet the educational requirements for licensure as a CPA. In some states, applicants may have the option to sit for the CPA examination while completing their additional coursework.

State Overseeing Agency Determination
Alabama Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
Alaska Alaska Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
Arizona Arizona State Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Arkansas Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
California California Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Colorado Colorado Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Commonwealth of the Northern Marina Islands Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Does not meet
Connecticut Connecticut State Department of Consumer Protection Does not meet
Delaware Delaware Board of Accountancy Does not meet
District of Columbia District of Columbia Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Florida Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation Does not meet
Georgia Georgia State Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Guam Guam Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Hawaii Hawaii Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
Idaho Idaho State Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Illinois Illinois Board of Examiners Does not meet
Indiana Indiana Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Iowa Iowa Accountancy Examining Board Does not meet
Kansas Kansas Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Kentucky Kentucky Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Louisiana State Board of Certified Public Accountants of Louisiana Does not meet
Maine State of Maine Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Maryland Maryland Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
Massachusetts Massachusetts Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
Michigan Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Does not meet
Minnesota Minnesota Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Mississippi Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
Missouri Missouri Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Montana Montana Board of Public Accountants Does not meet
Nebraska Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
Nevada Nevada State Board of Accountancy Does not meet
New Hampshire New Hampshire Board of Accountancy Does not meet
New Jersey New Jersey State Board of Accountancy Does not meet
New Mexico New Mexico Regulation & Licensing Department Does not meet
New York New York State Education Department Office of the Professions Does not meet
North Carolina North Carolina State Board of Certified Public Accountant Examiners Does not meet
North Dakota North Dakota Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Ohio Accountancy Board of Ohio Does not meet
Oklahoma Oklahoma Accountancy Board Does not meet
Oregon State of Oregon Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Puerto Rico Gobierno de Puerto Rico Departamento do Estado Does not meet
Rhode Island State of Rhode Island Board of Accountancy Does not meet
South Carolina South Carolina Board of Accountancy Does not meet
South Dakota South Dakota Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Tennessee Tennessee State Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Texas Texas State Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
U.S. Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
Utah Utah State Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Vermont Vermont State Board of Public Accountancy Does not meet
Virginia Virginia Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Washington Washington State Board of Accountancy Does not meet
West Virginia West Virginia Board of Accountancy Does not meet
Wisconsin Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board Does not meet
Wyoming Wyoming Board of Certified Public Accountants Does not meet

Teacher Education Programs

The Andres School of Education offers undergraduate programs in Birth-Grade 3: Inclusive Settings, Elementary Education, Instructional Strategist BD/LD/ID, Reading, All Social Science, Social Science Basic, Agriculture Education, All Business, All Science, American Sign Language, and Industrial Technology. Upper Iowa University’s programs are based on the licensure requirements of the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.  Recommendations by a certifying official are for Iowa licenses and endorsements only.

A Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) background check is required before students are allowed to participate in experiences in the field.

Upper Iowa University’s Teacher Education Program is approved b the Iowa State Board of Education.  Changes in licensure requirements of the Iowa Department of Education may affect requirements for students.

Name of ProgramEligibility for LicensureMeets Professional Licensure/Certification RequirementsDoes NOT Meet Professional Licensure Certification Requirements
BA – Birth-Grade 3:
Inclusive Settings
Initial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BA – Elementary EducationInitial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BA – Instructional
Strategist BD/LD/ID
Initial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BA – ReadingInitial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BA – All Social ScienceInitial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BA – Social Science Basic Initial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BS – Agriculture Education Initial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BS – All BusinessInitial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BS – All Science Initial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BS – American Sign
Language
Initial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states
BS – Industrial Technology Initial/Add endorsementIowaAll other states

Master of Science in Counseling Program

UIU Counseling Program Licensure Disclosure

Upper Iowa University Online Counseling degree program in Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling has been designed to meet the licensure/certification state requirements for licensing in most states.  The licensure boards in each state are responsible for establishing the requirements for licensure/certification for their states.  Therefore, the state professional licensing boards make the ultimate decision as to whether or not an individual will be eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules, policies and regulations in place at the time the individual submits their application for licensure/certification.  The online in Counseling program strongly encourages the individual to contact the appropriate licensing board in their state before beginning their academic program (see below). Additionally, the individual can consult with the Counseling program Faculty Advisor or Director about state requirements for licensing/certification in the state where they intend to practice.

Graduate Student Responsibility

Graduate students are strongly encouraged to review the specific academic requirements in the online Counseling program, including those related to practicum and/or internship, as well as pre-qualifications for licensure such as the need for a criminal background check.  The Counseling program highly recommend that students contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their states of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning their academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any practicum and/or internship.  Many licensure boards require more than successful degree completion to obtain a license.  Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program’s ability to meet educational requirements for licensure.  It is the responsibility of the student completing the licensure program to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements.  Upper Iowa University shall not be held liable if the graduate student is unable to qualify for licensure or certification in any jurisdiction or cannot obtain a practicum and/or internship site.

StateLicensure Board Name
Website
Alabama
Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling
http://abec.alabama.gov/
Alaska
Alaska Board of Professional Counselors
https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/ProfessionalCounselors.aspx
Arizona
Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners
https://www.azbbhe.us/
Arkansas
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy
https://abec.statesolutions.us/
California
Board of Behavioral Sciences
www.bbs.ca.gov
Colorado
Colorado State Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners
https://dpo.colorado.gov/ProfessionalCounselor
Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Public Health, Professional Counselor Licensure
https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Practitioner-Licensing--Investigations/Professional-Counselor/Professional-Counselor-Licensing
Delaware
Professional Counsel of Mental Health Licensure
https://dpr.delaware.gov/boards/psychology/
District of Columbia
DC Health Professional Counseling Licensing
https://dchealth.dc.gov/service/professional-counseling-licensing
Florida
Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
https://floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov/
Georgia
Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists
https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43
Hawaii
Professional and Vocational Licensing Division
https://cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/contact/
Idaho
Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
https://ibol.idaho.gov/IBOL/BoardPage.aspx?Bureau=COU
Illinois
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
https://www.idfpr.com/DPR.asp
Indiana
Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
https://www.in.gov/pla/social.htm
Iowa
Iowa Department of Public Health
https://idph.iowa.gov/Licensure/Iowa-Board-of-Behavioral-Science
Kansas
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board 
https://ksbsrb.ks.gov/
Kentucky
Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
https://lpc.ky.gov/
Louisiana
Louisiana State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
https://www.lpcboard.org/
Maine
Board of Counseling Professionals Licensure
https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/board-of-counseling-professionals-licensure
Maryland
Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapist
https://health.maryland.gov/bopc/Pages/index.aspx
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions
https://www.mass.gov/orgs/board-of-registration-of-allied-mental-health-and-human-services-professions
Michigan
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-89334_72600_72603_27529_27536---,00.html
Minnesota
Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy 
https://mn.gov/boards/behavioral-health/licensees/license-renewal/lpc-renewal.jsp
Mississippi
State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors
https://www.lpc.ms.gov/wplpc/
Missouri
Missouri Division of Professional Registration
https://pr.mo.gov/counselors.asp
Montana
Board of Behavioral Health
http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/bbh
Nebraska
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
http://dhhs.ne.gov/licensure/Pages/Mental-Health-and-Social-Work-Practice.aspx
Nevada
State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marraige and Family Therapists and Clinical Professional Counselors
http://marriage.nv.gov/
New Hampshire
Board of Mental Health Practice
https://www.oplc.nh.gov/board-mental-health-practice
New Jersey
Professional Counselor Examiners Committee
https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/pc
New Mexico
New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board
http://www.rld.state.nm.us/boards/counseling_and_therapy_practice.aspx
New York
Professional Education Program Review
http://www.nysed.gov/college-university-evaluation/professional-licensure-programs
North Carolina
NC Counseling Association
https://nccounselingassociation.org/
North Dakota
North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners
http://www.ndbce.org/licensing.shtml
Ohio
Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board
https://cswmft.ohio.gov/
Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Board of Behavioral Health
https://www.ok.gov/behavioralhealth/
Oregon
Oregon State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists
http://www.oregon.gov/OBLPCT/pages/index.aspx
Pennsylvania
Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs
https://www.dos.pa.gov/ProfessionalLicensing/Pages/default.aspx
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Board of Examiners in Psychology
http://www.salud.gov.pr/
Rhode Island
RI Department of Health, Board of Mental Health Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists
https://health.ri.gov/licenses/detail.php?id=228
South Carolina
South Carolina Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors and Psycho-Educational Specialists
https://llr.sc.gov/cou/
South Dakota
South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors & Marriage and Family Therapists
https://dss.sd.gov/licensingboards/counselors/counselors.aspx
Tennessee
Board of Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marital and Family Therapists and Licensed Pastoral Therapists
https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/health-professional-boards/pcmft-board.html
Texas
Texas Department of State Helath Services- Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors
http://www.dshs.texas.gov/counselor/
Utah
Utah Department of Commerce,Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
https://dopl.utah.gov/cmhc/
Vermont
Board of Allied Mental Health - VT Secretary of State's Office
https://sos.vermont.gov/
Virginia
Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Counseling
https://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/
Washington
Certified Counselors and Hypnotherapists Advisory Committee (housed at the WA Department of Health)
https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/ProfessionsNewReneworUpdate/CertifiedCounselor
West Virginia
WV Board Examiners in Counseling
http://www.wvbec.org/becominganlpc.html
Wisconsin
State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
https://dsps.wi.gov/Pages/Professions/LPC/Default.aspx
Wyoming
Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board
https://mentalhealth.wyo.gov/home