Professional Licensure

NC-SARA does not cover professional licensing board approval for programs leading to state licensing or certification.  If the online program that you are considering is designed to lead to professional licensure or certification in your state, please read the information under each applicable program below. All other UNH Online programs not listed below are not designed or intended to lead to professional licensure or certification.

Due to certain states’ restrictions and policies, UNH Online programs may not meet each state’s full requirements.  This may result from extensive requirements for clinical placements, faculty state licensure, prior program curriculum approval and other administrative policies.  

For each program below, prospective students will find their home state in one of the following categories:

  • UNH Online has determined that its curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification.
  • UNH Online has determined that its curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure or certification.
  • UNH Online has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification.

If you have any questions about program authorization, please contact UNH Online.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES PER PROGRAM

The online PMHNP Certificate is designed to meet the eligibility requirements for the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination.

Before submitting an application, each prospective student needs to determine whether this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in his or her state.  Requirements vary from state to state specific to clinical placements, faculty state licenses, prior program curriculum approval and other administrative policies.  Please locate your state in the categories below.


UNH ONline has determined that its curriculum meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following states

Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Since state requirements are subject to change, prospective students are strongly urged to contact their state to confirm requirements as a potential licensee. 

UNH Online has determined that its curriculum does not meet the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following states*:

Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

* This program is not able to accept applications from students located in these states or needing clinical placements in these states.

UNh Online has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in the following states:

Iowa, Nevada, Washington

Students located in these states and interested in this program may contact UNH Online to request assistance with contacting the appropriate state licensing agency.

The online MSW programs leads to a Master of Social Work degree.  The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) accredited program is designed to meet the eligibility requirements for the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Clinical Exam and not an initial licensure.  Licensure requirements, including levels of licensure vary by state and students should contact their state licensing board to determine the state specific requirements for licensure, including any additional requirements beyond the scope of the program. Additional requirements may include, but are not limited to, additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, and other requirements. It is important that you be aware of all such requirements and that you plan accordingly.

To assist in contacting your state licensing board, NC SARA Professional Licensure Directory provides contact information for each state’s social work licensing board: https://www.nc-sara.org/resources/professional-licensure

Information about state-by-state licensure requirements can also be found on the Association of Social Work Boards website.

Licensure requirements, the type of license to apply for, and appropriate pathway to pursue are subject to change and may differ based on individual student backgrounds, including coursework taken outside the scope of the program. Students should do their own due diligence and determine the appropriate pathway and license type for themselves.


UNH Online has determined that its curriculum meets the educational requirements for the ASWB exam in the following states:

All 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia

UNH Online has determined that its curriculum does not meet the educational requirements for the ASWB Exam in the following states*:

None

UNH Online has not made a determination that its curriculum meets the educational requirements for The ASWB Exam in the following states:

None

It is highly recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state to seek information and additional guidance before beginning a program outside of your state.

For additional information, NC-SARA Professional Licensure Directory provides contact information for each states licensing board. You can access the directory here: https://www.nc-sara.org/resources/professional-licensure

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