Professional Licensure Disclosure

Professional Licensure Notifications and Disclosures

Are you planning on pursuing professional licensure or certification in your field, outside of the Commonwealth of Kentucky? If yes, we strongly encourage you to contact the appropriate licensing board or agency where you are located to familiarize yourself with the state educational and other licensing requirements for the profession or occupation that you are interested in. Visit the Professional Licensure Directory for details on contact information.

Students who plan to pursue licensure or certification should be aware that requirements for professional licensure and certification can vary drastically by state, and these requirements are subject to change at any time. While an academic program may originally meet the educational requirements for licensure, changes in requirements or laws could impact the program’s ability to meet new educational requirements. Students should always check with their state licensure board to confirm licensure requirements.

All of Murray State University’s licensure or certification track programs meet Commonwealth of Kentucky educational requirements for licensure or certification and/or prepare students to take a Kentucky licensing exam. Determination outside of Kentucky varies by program. See the table below to search Murray State University licensure track program determinations by state.

Murray State University faculty and staff will make a good faith effort to assist you in ascertaining the state requirements and any reciprocity agreements for a state outside of Kentucky. If you wish to return to your home state or move to another state after successful completion of your degree program and/or obtaining your Kentucky State license/certification, you will be governed by the rules and regulations of the relevant state professional licensing board where you wish to practice.

Relocating during the course of a program to another state may impact state licensure requirements, access to practicums, and/or federal financial aid. Prior to considering relocation, please contact your program to discuss the potential impact for your individual situation.

State Licensing Information by Degree Program

The Accounting BAB/BSB program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

Program graduates meet the Bachelor’s degree requirement for CPA licensure. However, most U.S. states and territories require a Bachelor’s Degree and a total of 150 credit hours of education for full licensure. The Accounting BAB/BSB program consists of 120 credit hours toward the 150 hour requirements for full licensure as a Certified Public Accountant in any state or U.S. Territory. Therefore, Murray State University is unable to determine if this degree meets the requirements for professional licensure in your state or territory.

Students may be permitted to sit for the CPA exam, while working toward the additional 30 hour requirement, in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut,  Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Students in states and territories not listed above must complete the 150 credit hours prior to applying to the uniform CPA exam. Additionally, each state may have requirements related to work experience, residency, ethics training, age, etc. for licensure/certification that can be found on the NASBA website. The additional 30 credit hours are often completed through minors, certificate programs, graduate coursework (e.g. MBA), etc.

 

The Murray State BSN program MEETS the educational requirements for licensure in the following states and territories:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The Murray State BSN program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirements for licensure in the following states and territories:

California, Pennsylvania, Vermont

Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED if the BSN program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states and territories:

Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthetist program at Murray State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.

The DNP Nurse Anesthetist program MEETS educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure in the following states and territories:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to educational requirements, most states also require an unencumbered RN license in the state where you want to practice and certification from a recognized national certifying agency. Some states may recognize multi-state or compact licensure.  Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, fees, additional training, experience and coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in a particular state should contact that state’s board before enrolling in this program.

The DNP Nurse Anesthetist program DOES NOT MEET educational requirements for licensure in the following states and territories:

New Hampshire

Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED if the DNP Nurse Anesthetist program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states and territories:

Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands  

The Doctor of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner program at Murray State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 

The DNP Family Nurse Practitioner program MEETS educational requirements needed to obtain professional licensure in the following states and territories:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to educational requirements, most states also require an unencumbered RN license in the state where you want to practice and certification from a recognized national certifying agency. Some states may recognize multi-state or compact licensure.  Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, fees, additional training, experience and coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in a particular state should contact that state’s board before enrolling in this program.

The DNP Family Nurse Practitioner program DOES NOT MEET educational requirements for licensure in the following states:

Oregon, New Hampshire

Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED if the DNP Family Nurse Practitioner program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states and territories:

Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands  

The MSOT program MEETS educational requirements to sit for the national certification examination for occupational therapist administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy.

The Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Speech Language Pathology MS program MEETS educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure in the following states.  The program also meets requirements to allow students to be eligible to apply for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence, which is required in most states in addition to coursework.

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

PLEASE NOTE:  Additional requirements such as examinations, background checks, fees, additional training, experience and coursework, etc. may apply. Students who are interested in practicing in a particular state should contact the state board before enrolling in a program.

Murray State HAS NOT DETERMINED if the Speech Language Pathology MS program meets the educational requirements to obtain an applicable level of professional licensure in the following states and territories:

New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program MEETS the educational requirements for professional licensure in the following states:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

The BSW program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirements for professional licensure in the following states:

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington

Bachelor's level licensure is not available in these states; only a Master’s degree or higher is recognized for licensure. *Some states may permit persons without a Master’s degree to engage in the supervised practice of social work.

Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED if the BSW program meets the educational requirements for licensure in the following states and territories:

Puerto Rico

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states (such as Montana and Nebraska) do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states (such as Montana and Nebraska) do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states (such as Montana and Nebraska) do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

**Murray State University teaching programs are designed for Kentucky teachers only. Out-of-state candidates who are certified teachers, or seeking certification, should be advised that we cannot guarantee this program will meet licensure, salary, advancement or other requirements in their state. **
Murray State University HAS NOT DETERMINED whether these programs meet the educational requirements for certification in other states.
Certification requirements may change in other states as State Licensing Boards update policies and requirements.  Some states practice certificate reciprocity and recognize valid professional educator certificates issued by other states, while other states do not.  If you plan to apply for a teaching or education administration certificate in a state outside Kentucky, please check the requirements for certification in the state. 

For additional information about teacher certifications in other states, visit our teacher certification page.

 

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