In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC) for participation in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), the University of Oregon (UO) provides information pertaining to professional licensure and certification in correlation with appropriate UO programs. Since UO academic programs are designed to prepare students to apply for licensure or certification in Oregon, then completion of a UO program may not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in a state other than Oregon.
Before beginning a program of study at UO, the following actions are strongly recommended if you are considering one that leads to professional licensure with the intent to be licensed within a U.S. state or territory:
- Review the related information for UO programs and professional licensure posted below.
- Directly contact the appropriate licensing entity in that state to seek information and guidance regarding licensure or certification requirements.
If UO has not determined whether completion of a licensure program meets educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in a specific state, you should contact the state licensing entity to determine whether completion of that UO program meets educational requirements for licensure in that state. The UO makes every effort to ensure information about educational requirements for licensure or certification is current; however, state requirements may change. Separate from educational requirements, state licensure boards may require applicants to complete professional examinations, background checks, years of professional experience, residence requirements, jurisprudence exams, training, etc. Additionally, while progressing through any of these programs, we recommended that you check licensing agency requirements regularly to monitor whether they have changed in a manner that impacts your licensure plans.
Important information regarding relocation during the course of a program: Because licensing requirements vary, relocating to another state during the course of a program could impact whether or not you meet that state’s requirements. If you are considering a move to another state, please contact the appropriate licensing agency for professional licensure eligibility requirements.